3 March 2017

Faculty and Administration

ADMINISTRATION

  • Dr. Mikhail Troitskiy
    Director of the MGIMO School of Government and International Affairs and Associate Professor of International Relations at MGIMO's Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia. His areas of expertise include international security, negotiation theory, Russian foreign policy, Russia’s relations with the neighbouring states, the European Union, and the United States.

    Troitskiy holds a doctoral degree (Cand.Polit.Sci) in International Relations from the Institute for the USA and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. Since September 2003 Troitskiy has been teaching history of international relations, international security, and Russian foreign policy courses at MGIMO. In 2007–2009 he served as deputy dean of MGIMO’s School of Political Affairs.

    Since January 2005 Troitskiy has been working as a senior fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2009-2015 he was deputy director and the Russia office of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

    Since 2014 he has taught in European University at St. Petersburg as IMARES Program professor. Troitskiy has also lectured at University of California at San Diego, Universities of San Diego and Louisville, and Institut d’etudes politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris.

    Troitskiy has published in Russian and English on international security  and negotiation theory, Russian foreign policy, US-Russia, EU-Russia, and US-Eu relations. He contributed book chapters to Cambridge University Press, Praeger, Johns Hopkins University Press, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). His opinion editorials and commentary have appeared in The International New York Times, The Moscow Times, Vedomosti, and RBC.

    Troitskiy is a member of PONARS Eurasia, Program on Strategic Stability Evaluation (POSSE), International Studies Association (ISA), the Working Group on the Future pf US-Russia Relations, and a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He serves on the editorial boards of International Trends andRussian Politics and Law journals and reviews manuscripts for International Studies Review, International Studies Perspectives, Problems of Post-Communism, and Post-Soviet Affairs.


Anastasia Solomentseva
Deputy Director


Elizaveta Babadjanova
Coordinator

FACULTY

  • Associate Professor Nikita Artamonov
    Quantitative Methods in Economics

    Head of the department of Econometrics and Mathematical methods in Economics (since 2008), Ph.D. in Mathematics (Lomonosov Moscow State University), Associate professor.

    Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, diploma cum laude), Ph.D. at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

    Recent publications and research projects:

    1. Estimate of the Decay Exponent of an Operator Semigroup Associated with a Second-Order Linear Differential Equation, Mathematical Notes, 2012, Vol. 91, No. 5, pp. 731–734.

    2. Exponential Decay of Semigroups for Second-order Non-selfadjoint Linear Differential Equations, Operator Theory: Advances and Applications, 2012, Vol. 220, pp. 1-10.

    3. Introduction to Econometrics, Moscow, MCCME, 2011.

    4. "Practice of Econometrics"4. , co-authored. Published by MGIMO-University, 2010.

    5. Grant of Russian Fondation of Basic Research, project No 11-01-00790.

    Attended conferences:

    1. International Congress of Mathematicians 2010, Hayderabad, India.
    2. International workshop on operator theory and applications 2011, University of Sevilla.
    3. International workshop on operator theory and applications 2010, Techische Universitat Berlin.
    4. International workshop on operator theory and applications 2009, CINESTAV, Mexico.

  • Associate Professor Nikolay Biryukov
    Philosophy

    Education:
    Graduate: Moscow State Institute for International Relations (1967-1972)
    Postgraduate: Department of Philosophy, Moscow State Institute for International Relations (1974-1977)
    Degree: Candidate of Philosophical Sciences (? PhD) from the Institute for Sociological Research, USSR Academy of Sciences (1983)

    Principal Publications:
    In Russian:
    Stanovlenie institutov predstavitel’noy vlasti v sovremennoy Rossii [The Making of Representative Institutions in Contemporary Russia] (with V. Sergeyev), Moscow: Izdatel’skiy servis, 2004. – 543 p.
    Osnovy filosofii: Multimediynoe uchebnoe posobie [Fundamentals of Philosophy: Multimedia Manual], Moscow: MGIMO, 2008. – 252 p.
    In English:
    Russia’s Road to Democracy: Parliament, Communism and Traditional Culture (with V. Sergeyev), Aldershot et al.: Edward Elgar, 1993. – xi + 227 p.
    Russian Politics in Transition: Institutional Conflict in a Nascent Democracy (with V. Sergeyev), Aldershot et al.: Ashgate, 1997. – xi + 329 p.


  • Lecturer Victoria Fradkova
    Introduction to International Affairs and Strategic Governance

    Victoria Fradkova holds a PhD in history and works as a lecturer at the Department of the International Relations and Russian Foreign Policy since 2011. Her research interests are US foreign policy in the Middle East, Arab-Israeli conflict.


  • Associate Professor Oxana Kharitonova
    Political Science and Political Theory

  • Dr. Alexandra Khudaykulova
    Theory of International Relations

  • Dr. Elena A. Kremyanskaya
    Comparative Constitutional Law

    Associate Professor at MGIMO’s Constitutional Law Department. She holds a Ph. D. (kandidat nauk) in Law from MGIMO. She received training at the Hague International Law Academy and the National School of Administration, France (2013).

    She lectures in English and Russian on:

    • Constitutional Law of Russia;
    • Constitutional Law of Foreign Countries;
    • Comparative Constitutional Law;
    • Comparative Financial Law;
    • Compliance: Risk Management in the Modern Company.

    She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Council of Federation (upper chamber of the Russian Parliament) Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Legal and Judicial Affairs and Civil Society Development.

    Her research interests include human rights, lobbying, compliance, and economic sanctions. Her teaching specialization is constitutional law of the United States, Canada, and Russia. She is admitted for legal practice in Russia.

    Professor Kremyanskaya’s select recent publications in English include:

    • Constitutional Basics of the Parliamentary Activity in the Russian Federation. Pravo i Upravlenie XXI Vek" («Law and Governance XXI Century») Magazine, 2016 #4.
    • Elena A. Kremyanskaya, Tamara O. Kuznetsova, Inna A. Rakitskaya. Russian Constitutional Law. / Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
    • A Short Note on the Development of the Criminal Justice System after the Accession of the Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation. New Journal of European Criminal Law. Antwerpen 2014 #2.

  • Associate Professor Artiom Malgin
    Introduction to International Affairs and Strategic Governance

  • Lecturer Maria Pavlova
    History of Russia

  • Professor Marina Simonova
    Statistics

    Doctor of Economics and Professor of Department of Accounting, Statistics and Auditing at MGIMO University. She is Elected Member of International Statistical Institute, Delegate of the OECD Working Party on Globalization of Industry (WPGI), and Member of the Club of the Russian Academy of Science. In 2002, she received an honor on the occasion of the 200 years’ anniversary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Member of the MGIMO School of Government and International Affairs Advisory Council.
    At MGIMO Professor Simonova teaches the following courses for graduate and undergraduate students: Theory of Statistics, Descriptive Statistics, Economic Statistics, System of National Accounts, Statistics of Foreign Trade, Business Statistics, International Standards of Economiс Statistics, Financial Market’ Indicators in SNA.

    Н-index: 9.

    Recent publications
    «Energy markets globalization analysis», MGIMO University Publishing, 2016 (monograph in Russian)
    Analysis of the current state of the global renewable energy, The MGIMO Review of International Relations. 2016 (article in Russian)
    The basis of the analysis of global trends in the world energy, Russian foreign economic journal. 2016 (article in Russian)


  • Associate Professor Mikhail Stolbov
    Economics

    Professor of Economics at MGIMO—University, Department of Applied Economics. His research focuses on financial macroeconomics, in particular, on the investigation of causal linkages between financial and macroeconomic indicators, systemic risk and determinants of financial crises. He is also keen on the problems related to applied industrial organization. Dr. Stolbov regularly publishes articles in Russian and international peer-reviewed journals and has been involved as a senior researcher in a number of projects under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, the Central Bank and the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.

    Recent papers
    Mikhail Stolbov, 2016. «Causality between Sovereign, Quasi-sovereign Credit Risks and Global Volatility: the Case of Russia», Journal of Eurasian Studies, Elsevier, vol. 7(1), 71— 84. (in English).
    Mikhail Stolbov, 2017. «Assessing Systemic Risk and Its Determinants for Advanced and Major Emerging Economies: the Case of ΔCoVaR», International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, vol. 14(1), pp. 119–152 (in English).


  • Professor Irina Strelets
    Economics

  • Lecturer Nargis Nurulla-Khodzhaeva
    Area Studies: Middle East

    A Culturologist, an Orientalist and a philosopher, Dr. Nargis T. Nurulla-Khodzhaeva was born and raised in the capital of Tajikistan - Dushanbe, in a family of celebrated cultural figures. Circumstances had it, that Nargis obtained a very international background, speaking fluently in Persian, English, Russian and Tajik and working in places such as Yemen and Sweden. 

    Nargis studied History and Philosophy in the Tajik State University named after V.I. Lenin, and her PhD thesis was devoted to gender issues. This subsequently led to great involvements in the “post-structural” efforts to develop feminist theories in Tajikistan. After well received initial success and noteworthy findings, Nargis moved to Moscow and began work on her monographs and doctoral thesis: “Communities in Central Asia”, successfully defending it 2013. 

    Her current research interest is Postcolonial development of the Central Asian/Middle Eastern region (recent articles: http://www.vestnik.mgimo.ru/).

    Nargis is also a senior researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies in Moscow, guest lecturer at Moscow State Institute of International Affairs, amongst other universities globally. She is Vice-President at the International Cultural Z.Shahidi Foundation.

    In her free time Nargis is a passionate art collector having gathered works from all over Central Asia and speaker at numerous international conferences.


  • Lecturer Anton Ageychev
    IT and Internet Communications in Governance

    leading expert at the Institute for Socio-Economic and Political Research (ISEPR Foundation) and Director at Practice of New Media, a non-profit organization. He lectures at the MGIMO School of Government and International Affairs.

    From 2010 to 2012 he worked in the Executive Office of the Global Policy Forum under the auspices of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. In 2012 Anton Ageychev was project manager at the Technical Office of the APEC CEO Summit. In 2012 he also served as deputy program director at the Russian Innovation Convention (RIC) 2012.

    Anton Ageychev has authored or co-authored a number of publications, including book «iGovernance. Internet Governance: Theory and History» (published in Moscow in 2013); article «Internet Legislation: Russian and International Experience» // Comparative Politics, Russia, 2016, #7; «International crises, the experience of analytical monitoring» (co-authored) // International Affairs, 2010, #7; «USA: Middle East vector under pressure» (co-authored with Ivan Timofeev).

  • Born in 1946 in Piraeus Greece, in a family of politicians and founders of one of the major football teams of the country, Olympiacos FC.

    He was educated at Athens College, and pursued his higher education in the Schools of Political Science at the University of Athens, and in the UK at the universities of Kent, Cambridge, and Oxford. He also studied Economics and Issues of Peace Research at the University of Oslo, and holds a Diploma of Leadership from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

    He has lectured at various institutions in the USA and England (Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Wisconsin at Madison, George Washington, LSE), and was a visiting scholar at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. In 1998-99 he was Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC. He holds two honorary PhD degrees, and in November 2003 was appointed Professor of Public Policy in the «Eleftherios Venizelos» Chair at Deree — The American College of Greece.

    He has been elected as a member of the Greek Parliament nine times, and has served as Minister of Culture, and Minister of Trade, Industry, Energy, Technology and Mass Communications.

    Andreas Andrianopoulos has also been elected Mayor of the City of Piraeus. He has contributed articles to numerous Greek and international journals and newspapers, and has written books on Islam, economic and political liberalization, and energy security. After resigning from Parliament, he held his own TV talk show, and worked professionally as a newspaper commentator and as a consultant on issues of Caspian energy and political risk analysis for countries of the former Soviet Union and South Asia. He recently led a team of international consultants in advising the government of the Russian Federation, under the auspices of the EU, on free competition and the advocacy of liberal market reforms. He also returned to the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, as a South East European Project Scholar working on the topic of Russian energy diplomacy.

    He is now the Director of the Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs at Deree — The American College of Greece. He also teaches a course on Effective Communication Campaigns and Risk Analysis at the University of Kaliningrad in the Russian Federation.

    He is the author of two historical novels on Medieval and Renaissance Europe.


  • Lecturer Natalia Galistcheva
    World Economy

    Professor Natalia V. Galistcheva graduated from MGIMO University (School of International Economic Relations) in 1996. In 2001 she defended a Candidate of Science (kandidat nauk) dissertation in Economics on «The Indian Tax System during Liberal Economic Reforms» at MGIMO. In 2013 she defended a Doctor of Science (doktor nauk) dissertation in Economics on «The Indian External Economic Policy during Liberal Economic Reforms».

    Professor Galistcheva has been teaching at MGIMO since 2001. Since October 2016 she has directed MGIMO’s World Economy Department.
    In 1996-1999 Professor Galistcheva worked at the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Mumbai, India and in 2004-2007 — at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Her research interests include South Asian economies and the world-economic trends. Her recent publications are: India in the world economy at the turn of the century: international economic ties and external economic policy (Moscow, Buki Vedi, 2013); Perspectives of the Economic Development of South Asia (International Trends. — 2015. — № 3 (42)); The East-Asian Vector of the Indian External Policy: Priorities in the South-East Asia. (Vestnik RUDN. — 2016. — Volume 16. — № 4).


  • Lecturer Alexei Kuvshinnikov
    Strategic Thinking and Forecasting

    Current occupation:

    Since 2011 — Senior Expert/Team Leader for EU International Cooperation (Bolivia, Nicaragua, Colombia, Peru).

    Academic/ teaching experience:

    • Since 2014 — Adjunct Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-U) (five courses/98 hours);
    • Since 2016 — Adjunct Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) (2 courses/40 hours).

    Research/teaching interests:

    • International security;
    • Drugs and organized crime;
    • Strategic intelligence analysis;
    • Structured analytic techniques.

    Courses developed/taught:

    • Foundations of strategic thinking and forecasting of international policy processes
    • Structured techniques for international policy analysis
    • Critical thinking for intelligence analysts
    • Strategic intelligence analysis (Foundations and Advanced)
    • Operational criminal intelligence analysis in counter-narcotics and organized crime investigations

    Education:

    Finance M. A. Webster University, USA, 1991-1995

    • International Journalism, Diploma cum laude MGIMO, USSR, 1976-1981

    Languages:

    • Russian (native)
    • English (proficient)
    • Spanish (proficient)
    • German (intermediate)

  • Lecturer Mikhail Lysenko
    International Law

    Education:

    1977 — Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University), Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    2006 — Ph. D., International Law
    Thesis title: «Legal Problems and Prospects for Prohibiting Deployment of Weapons in Outer Space».

    Academic / Teaching Experience:

    Since 2016 — Associate Professor, International Law Chair, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University), Moscow, Russia
    2011-2015 — Head of International Relations Chair, National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI), Moscow, Russia

    Professional Experience:

    1977 — 2008 — service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR/Russian Federation.
    2000 — 2004 — Director of International Security and Disarmament Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    2004 — 2008 — Ambassador of the Russian Federation to New Zealand.
    2008 — 2015 — Director of International Cooperation Department of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation «Rosatom».

    Participated in numerous multilateral and bilateral talks on arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, including Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Russian-American agreements on nuclear weapons reductions, events at the UN, IAEA, Conference on Disarmament, international and bilateral summit and ministerial meetings.

    Research and Teaching Interests:

    • International Law
    • International Nuclear Law
    • International Outer Space Law
    • International Security, Arms Control and Disarmament

    Courses Taught:

    • International Law
    • International Nuclear Law

    Conferences:

    • 10th RAMI international Conference, Moscow, 2016

    Languages:

    • Russian (native)
    • English
    • German (basic)

    Publications:

    • Mikhail N. Lysenko. Is the International Nuclear Law a Separate Branch of International Law? // Moscow Journal of International Law, № 4 (104) 2016. Р. 11-20.
    • Mikhail N. Lysenko, Andrey A. Shkarbanov. Problems and Prospects for a Global Nuclear Liability Regime // Nuclear Law in Progress / Rafael M. Manovil (ed.) XXI AIDN / INLA Congress. Buenos Aires. 2014. P. 727 — 730.

  • Lecturer Anton Marushev
    Negotiation

    Anton Marushev graduated from MGIMO in 2007 and received MBA degree from INSEAD Business School in 2014. He spent 7 years in different marketing and sales roles at Procter&Gamble in Russia and Switzerland and 3 years as strategy consultant at McKinsey&Company in Europe and Middle East. Over the past 10 years Anton has participated in numerous commercial negotiations, led several corporate negotiation workshops, has been rewarded as one of the top students in INSEAD negotiations course.


  • Lecturer Igor Okunev
    Politics and Security in Post-Soviet Eurasia
    Critical Geopolitics

    Ph. D. (Cand. Polit. Sc.) in Political Science, Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics

    He received his B.A. (Specialist) in Linguistics & Intercultural Communication from St. Petersburg State University and M. A. in History from Manchester University, holds a Ph. D. in Political Science from MGIMO University.

    He has been lecturing in Political Geography and Comparative Politics at MGIMO since 2010. Okunev is the author of two books: «Geopolitics of Microstates» and «Capital Cities in a Critical Geopolitics Mirror» and co-author of textbooks «Comparative Politics» and «World Regional Studies» (all in Russian). He is the executive secretary of a journal «Comparative Politics Russia» indexed in Web of Science. In 2014 Russian International Affairs Council recognized him the Best Young Journalist in International Relations.

    Okunev has over 70 publications in Russian and English on political geography, geopolitics, federalism studies, and comparative politics.

    He is Program Coordinator of the International Political Science Association Research Committee on Geopolitics (IPSA RC-41).

    Main publications in English:

    Space Imagination and Mixed Identity in Russian Towns Bordering on Finland // Human Geographies. — 2014. — Vol.8, No.2.
    A Foreign Policy to Suit the Majority? The New Dimensions of Russia’s Geopolitical Code // Russia in Global Affairs. — 2013. — No.2.

  • Doctor of Science in Economics (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia) and Professor at the Department of World Economy of the School of International Relations at MGIMO University.

    For more than 15 years Prof. Oleynov has taught World Economic Issues, as well as World Energy Issues, and both introductory and intermediate levels of Economics of Politics (Public Choice Theory) and Economics of International Relations (International Economics and International Political Economy) in MGIMO-University, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Russia, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

    In recent years Prof. Oleynov participated in development of new educational programs (Bachelor’s Degree Program «International relations: politics, economy, business», The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russia, 2010 (Author of Program Conception); Special Master’s Degree Program «Management in the Sphere of Military Cooperation and High Technology» for The Russian Technologies State Corporation, MGIMO, Russia, 2008 (Member of Development Team); Bachelor’s Degree Program «Economic Political Science», MGIMO, Russia, 2007-2008 (Head of Development Team) and others); was a Program Coordinator of Internationa Education Programs (Program in Science, Technology and International Relations, MGIMO — The Neil D. Levin Institute, SUNY, USA, in 2006 and Program in International Relations, MGIMO — Università degli Studi di Messina (UNIME), Italy in 2005-2006); was a member of research teams in research projects financed by Russian Government («The Export of Capital from Russia and the Ways of its Government» and «Methodological Guidelines for the Implementation of PPP Projects in the Russian Federation by Sector (social infrastructure, transport infrastructure, municipal infrastructure)».

    Today Prof. Oleynov research interests include International Economics and International Political Economy. Also he has publications in the areas of Economics and World Energy. Prof. Oleynov is author and co-author of a number of monographs («Economic Analysis of International Relations: Theory and Methodology», Kaliningrad: I. Kant Baltic Federal University, 2011; «Leadership and Competition in World System: Russia and USA», Bogaturov A. and T. Shakleina (eds.), Moscow: URSS, 2009; «World Energy: Trends and Perspectives in the Beginning of XXI Century», Moscow: Aspect-Press, 2008 and others) and textbooks ( («Contemporary International Relations», Torkunov A, Malgin A. (eds.), Moscow: Aspect-Press, 2017; «Introduction to Economic Analysis of Political Processes», Moscow: Aspect-Press, 2015; «World Energy Complex», Moscow: NAVONA, 2008 and others).


  • Lecturer Tim Potier
    Advanced Cases in International Law

    TEACHING
    (at Coventry University)

    I teach Equity and Trusts (lectures and seminars), Property Law (seminars only). (at UCLan Cyprus)

    Roman Law: a two-semester LLB module to (Law) undergraduates.
    SavoirVivre. forming part of the year 1 and 2 LLB module Lawyers’ Skills. (at the University of Nicosia)

    Public International Law: (i) a joint BA (International Relations) / LLB (Law) two-semester module to undergraduates (both day and night classes); (ii) a one semester module to students registered for the MA in International Relations; and, (iii) LLM modules (University of London, External) on the International Law of the Sea, and International Courts and Tribunals.

    Jurisprudence: a two-semester LLB module to (Law) undergraduates.

    Roman Law: a two-semester LLB module to (Law) undergraduates.

    NOTE: I taught the two-semester (LLB) Constitutional & Administrative Law module from 1998-2006; and the two-semester (LLB) Human Rights Law module from 2006¬2008.

    ADMINISTRATIVE

    2016-to date: Principal Lecturer in Law, Coventry University 2012-2016: Head, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus
    2010-2012: Head, Department of Law, University of Nicosia
    2008-2010: Associate Head, Department of Law, University of Nicosia
    2002-2008: Deputy Head, Department of Law, University of Nicosia
    1999-2002: Head (/ Programme Coordinator), Department of Law, University of Nicosia.

    FELLOWSHIPS & RESEARCH

    2009-2013: Research Associate, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, in the area of Jurisprudence.
    2007-2009. Visiting Fellow «in the area of Public International Law», Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge. Project title. «Making an even number odd: deadlock-avoiding in post-conflict settlement societies».
    2006-2007: Honorary University Fellow, School of Law, University of Exeter.

    EXTERNAL EXAMINER

    2016-2020: External Examiner at the University of West London within the School of Law and Criminology.
    Courses covered: LLB (Hons), 3 years full-time; MA Human Resources Management.
    Modules covered: Land Law, EU Law, Commercial & Consumer Law, Community Legal Advice, Contract Law, Employment Law (MA HRM), Equity and Trusts, Torts, Civil Responsibilities, Employment Law (LLB), Civil Litigation.

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

    ERPIC:

    2002-04: Executive Director, European Rim Policy & Investment Council (www. erpic. org).
    Other:
    Member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (www. biicl. org); Member of the American Society of International Law (www. asil. org) Member of the European Society of International Law (www. esil-sedi. eu) Previous:
    Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (www. chathamhouse. org): during the 1990s, at a time when you had to be proposed and seconded in order to join.

    LANGUAGES

    Russian (comprehension: very good; spoken: quite good)
    Armenian (comprehension: very good; spoken: fair)
    French (comprehension: good; spoken: quite good)

    DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

    «The Constitutional Development of Three Post-Conflict Transcaucasian Autonomies», Law Department, University of Keele, awarded 1999.
    PhD awarded without the need to make any corrections/improvements/alterations. ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS / ARTICLES
    Books:
    (1) «Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. A Legal Appraisal», Kluwer Law International, December 2000, 314pp.
    (2) «A Functional Cyprus Settlement. The Constitutional Dimension», Verlag Franz Philipp Rutzen (publisher), June 2007, 765pp.
    Both books can be found, under my name (Tim Potier), on www. amazon. co. uk. Chapters in Books:
    (1) Chapter in text (Publisher: I. B. Tauris), «Reunifying Cyprus — The Annan Plan and Beyond», edited by Andrekos Varnava (University of Melbourne) and Hubert Faustmann (University of Nicosia). Chapter titled. «A Comparative Analysis of the Five Versions of the Annan Plan». Recently published. 1 March 2009.
    (2) Chapter in text (Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff), «Beyond one-Dimensional State: an Emerging Right to Autonomy?», edited by Zelim Skurbaty (Danish Institute for International Affairs). Chapter titled. «Continued challenges, post-settlement, to the Cyprus conundrum», Part IV (Chapter 6).
    (3) Chapter in text (Publisher. Bibliopolis), «Britain in Cyprus. Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 1878-2006», edited by Hubert Faustmann & Nicos Peristianis. Chapter titled. «Britain and Cyprus. From Referendum to Reunification».

    Refereed Articles:

    (1) «A Referendum to Determine Karabakh’s Status. A Critical Appraisal», Journal of
    Muslim Minority Affairs, Volume 32, Issue 2 (July 2012), pp.269-276.
    (2) «Association with international personality: Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan», European Yearbook of Minority Issues 2007/8 (May 2010), Volume 7, pp.677-694.
    (3) «Nagorno-Karabakh: Ever Closer to a Settlement, Step-by-Step», OSCE Yearbook 2009, Volume 15, pp.201-211.
    (4) «Making an Even Number Odd. Deadlock-Avoiding in a Reunified Cyprus Supreme Court», Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 2/2008.
    (5) «Is a solution for the Cyprus problem in sight?», Europe’s World, January 2009.
    (6) «Conflict Conundrums», The National Interest, Number 83 (Spring 2006), pp.88-92.
    (7) «Cyprus. Entering Another Stalemate?», Briefing Paper, Chatham House (www. chathamhouse. org. uk), November 2005.
    (8) «Regionally non-dominant titular peoples. the next phase in minority rights?», Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, European Centre for Minority Issues (Flensburg, Germany), July 2001, see: www. ecmi. de.
    (9) «Рамочная конвенция Совета Европы о защите национальных меньшинств» [«The Framework Convention of the Council of Europe concerning the Protection of National Minorities»], Конституционное Право Восточноевропейское Обозрение [Constitutional Law — Eastern European Review], No2 (35), Moscow, 2001.
    (10) «Minority Rights in the Former Soviet Union», Coventry Law Journal, (Special
    Issue) September 1999, pp.43-89.

    Book Reviews:

    (1) «Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans by Andrew M. Riggsby», Cambridge Law Journal, Volume 71, Issue 2 (July 2012), pp.446-449.
    (2) «Nigel Simmonds’ Law as a Moral Idea», Ratio Juris, Volume 24, Number 3 (September 2011), pp.364-367.

    Invited Papers:

    (1 ) «Autonomy in the 21 st Century. Through Theoretical Binoculars», conference paper, seventh session of the UN Working Group on Minorities (May 2001), UN
    Document: E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.5/2001/CRP.1.
    (2) «The Council of Europe Framework Convention on National Minorities. an
    introduction», Georgia — A Multinational State (FUEN/Council of Europe), March 2002.
    (3) «The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, a commentary», Georgia — A Multinational State (FUEN/Council of Europe), March 2002.

    Electronic Journal:

    (1) «Turkey. only the prisoner of Cyprus?», EU-Turkish relations dossier, Institute of European Studies at the University of Barcelona.
    (2) «Beyond Pipelines. the West’s Central Asian challenge», In the National Interest, The Nixon Center (Vol.1, Issue 13, 2002).
    (3) «A reminder from the Near East. don’t forget North Korea», In the National Interest, The Nixon Center (Vol.2, Issue 13, 2003).
    (4) «British Conservatism. Where Next?», In the National Interest, The Nixon Center, 26th May 2005.
    (5) «Europe After the ’Non and ’Nee’», In the National Interest, The Nixon Center, 7th July 2005.

    (Keynote Lectures) Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge:

    (1) «Reunifying Cyprus. The Legal Sticking-Points To A Settlement», 2nd May 2008. Text of lecture: www. lcil. cam. ac. uk/Media/lectures/pdf/Potier lecture notes. pdf
    (2) «Cyprus. The Consequences of Failure», 15th May 2009. Information about lecture: http://www. lcil. cam. ac. uk/lectures/friday20090515.php

    REVIEWER

    (I) Nationalities Papers (Association for the Study of Nationalities);
    (II) Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe; and, (III) The Cyprus Review (University of Nicosia).

    The Cyprus Review is the only (peer-reviewed) academic journal dedicated, solely, to Cyprus affairs in the world. It is a multidisciplinary journal.

    EXPERT: COUNCIL OF EUROPE

    A recommended expert for the Council of Europe on minority rights (2001-2002). Minority Rights, European Institutions and Conflict Resolution in Azerbaijan, Baku (Azerbaijan, 28th August 2002)

    Georgia — A Multinational State, Tbilisi (Georgia, 4th-5th March 2002)

    Seminar for Journalists on International and Regional Standards on National Minorities, Kiev (Ukraine, 25th-26th June 2001)

    Council of Europe Standards on the Protection of the Right of Minorities and Russian Practice, Moscow (Russian Federation, 30th March 2001)

    ’TRACK III’ MEDIATION

    From January 2003 until April 2005, until April 2004 in my capacity as Executive Director of ERPIC, I worked very closely behind-the-scenes with the senior leadership of all political parties in Cyprus.

    POLITICAL ACTIVITY

    I have been a member of the UK Conservative Party, without interruption, since 1989.

    Since September 2016 I have been a member of the Holborn & St Pancras Conservative Association. Holborn & St Pancras is a parliamentary constituency in central London. In December 2016, I was selected as Conservative candidate for the Bloomsbury ward for the forthcoming (May 2018) London municipal elections.

    It has been anticipated that I would stand in the 2020 UK General Election (for the House of Commons) as a Conservative candidate. I was honoured, very soon after my return to the UK, to be called to the first Parliamentary Assessment Board of the Conservative Party for the current parliament (convening in Cambridge, October 2016). In the end, on account of my recent return, I requested that my assessment be postponed until the late spring of 2017.

    My activities in the Conservative Party were inevitably very limited during the years I lived overseas (1995-2016).

    Earlier, during my undergraduate studies (1989-1992), I played a very active role in the Conservative students’ organisation, the Conservative Collegiate Forum (CCF). In the academic year 1991-1992 (1992 being a general election year), I served on the thirteen-member National Committee as Chairman of the West Midlands Area. I was, for a long time, touted as the next National Student Director of the entire organisation; the CCF having, at the time, 10,000 members. However, my opposition to local student union disaffiliation (from the National Union of Students) affected my chances. In the end, I decided not to stand at the subsequent election.

    From October 1993 until December 1994, I was Treasurer of the Newcastle under Lyme Conservative Association. In May 1994, I stood in the municipal elections in Newcastle under Lyme, in the Wolstanton ward.

    Last updated: 26th March 2017.


  • Lecturer Roman Reinhardt
    International Organizations

    Dr. Roman O. Reinhardt graduated with honors from the MGIMO University in 2014 majoring in International Economic Relations. In 2016, he obtained his Ph. D. in World Economy with the thesis «Comparative Analysis of Economic Diplomacy Systems in EU Countries».

    Dr. Reinhardt began his academic and teaching career as Lecturer at the Department for Diplomatic Studies of the MGIMO-University in 2015 and became Senior Lecturer in 2017. Since 2015, he has been teaching the following courses: Consular Service, Diplomatic and Consular Law, Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette, History and Theory of Diplomacy, History of Russian Diplomacy, International Organizations.

    Dr. Reinhardt has published over 40 articles in Russian and foreign scientific journals, two monographs and one tutorial. His main research interests are world economy and international relations, economic diplomacy, risk management.

    Dr. Reinhardt speaks Russian and German (native speaker), as well as English, French and Italian (proficiency level).

    Main publications in English:

    Zonova T., Reinhardt R. Main vectors of Russia’s foreign policy (1991-2014) // Rivista di studi politici internazionali. 2014. Vol. 87. № 4. P.501-516.
    Reinhardt R. The Diversity of Moscow and Its Position on the World Arena // The New Role of Megalopolis in the World Economy (on the Example of Moscow). Collection of Research Papers in English. Moscow: MGIMO-University, 2012. P. 71-75.


  • Lecturer Ekaterina Romanova
    World History

    Associate Professor of History at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Her fields of interest are international relations history in 1815–1945, World War I, British foreign policy before 1945 and IR theory with a focus on the problems of international systems’ stability and transformation.

    She is a graduate of Lomonosov Moscow State University and in 2000 received her PhD there. In 2001–2002 she was a Fox International Fellow at Yale University.

    She is the author of «Put’ k voine: Razvitie anglo-germanskogo konflikta, 1898–1914» («Road to war: Evolution of Anglo-German conflict in 1898–1914») (Moscow, 2008), chapters on international stability and the role of public opinion in foreign policy formation in «Osnovy obshhej teorii mezhdunarodnykh otnoshenij» ("Foundations of the General Theory of International Relations«)(Moscow, 2009), co-author of «Istoriya vneshnej politiki Velikobritanii» («History of British Foreign Policy») (Moscow, 2016), co-author and co-editor of «Pervaya mirovaya vojna i sud’by evropejskoj tsivilizatsii» («First World War and the Destiny of European Civilization») (Moscow, 2014). She has written over 40 scholarly articles.

    Her courses include Modern History of Western Europe and America, IR history, British foreign policy (late XIX century — 1945), Origins of the First World War. She teaches courses on world history and IR history at MGIMO-University.


  • Lecturer Anna Shashkova
    Company Law
    Financial Law

    Graduated with distinction from Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO). Awarded with the premium of Ibero-American center of MGIMO, awarded with MGIMO rector’s grant on the law course in a foreign language, is All-Russia Competition Laureate for the best scientific book 2011, 2013, I International Competition Laureate for the best educational book «Classics of Education» 2016.

    Has been practicing law for more than 19 years. Since 1999 admitted to the Moscow Region Bar Association. Successful participation in more than 80 arbitration, 150 civil and 10 criminal successful cases, full legal support for legal entities: more than 1000 contracts and orders with different subject-matters drafted.

    At present is a senior lecturer, docent of MGIMO, Academic Supervisor of MBA «Corporate Director», «Human Relations» in MGIMO Sсhool of Business and International Profociency. Since 2003 has lectured in English on Russian Corporate and Business Law (ACCA (F4)), Accountant in Business (АССА (F1)).

    Serves as Honorary Consul for St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Moscow.

    Is an author of 19 books on Russian Business Law, co-author of 2 books on Russian Corporate & Business Law. Published books Russian Business Law, Russian Corporate Law (in English). Has numerous publications in Russian & foreign periodicals, such as «Lawyer», «President Control», «Rossiyskaya Ustitsya», etc.

    Recent Publications in English: Russian Specifics in Combating Corruption (2015), Study Manual on Bases of Russian Law (2015), Paper F4. Corporate and Business Law (Russia). For Exams in 2016. Study Manual (2016).


  • Lecturer Ekaterina Stepanova
    Armed Conflicts in the 21st Century

    Lead researcher and Head of Peace and Conflict Studies Unit, Primakov National Research Institute of the World Economy & International Relations (IMEMO). She is a Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Professor. She lectures in English at Social Sciences Institute, Russian Academy of National Economy & Public Administration and European University in Saint-Petersburg. She authored 180 publications on armed conflicts, terrorism, conflict management, peace-building, ideological/religious extremism, human security, and political economy of conflicts, including «Terrorism in Asymmetrical Conflict» (Oxford University Press, 2008). Her 2016 publications include a chapter on Russia in The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect and articles in «Politique etrangere» (France) and «Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society» (Vienna University). She serves on editorial boards of «Global Governance», «Terrorism and Political Violence» and «International Journal of Conflict and Violence» and is a member of Global Peace Index expert panel. In 2007-2009, she led the Armed Conflicts and Conflict Management Program at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.


  • Lecturer Vladlena Tikhova
    Russian History

    Associate Professor at the MGIMO Department of World and Russian History. She graduated from MGIMO School of International Relations in 2000. In 2006 she defended a doctoral thesis at MGIMO on «The Making of Common and Security Policy of the European Union (1992-2004).»

    She has taught courses in Russian and English on «Ethno-Political History of Russia,» «Russian Government and Security,» and «Russian History.» Her research interests include international relations, European Union and Russian history and politics.

    Dr. Tikhova’s latest publications include
    Regulation of the Foreign Policy of the European Union: from Maastricht to Lisbon, Law and Government in the 21st Century, 2015, №3 (36);
    Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation: main challenges and threats (Samara, 2016).

  • Assistant professor at the Comparative Politics Department of MGIMO-University (Moscow, Russia). She holds a Ph. D. (Cand. Polit. Sc.) in Political Sciences from MGIMO, a dual Masters degree in International Relations and International Business (Finance and Strategy) from MGIMO and Sciences Po, Paris and a BA in Political Science (Hons.) from MGIMO University.

    She is a published author with her main scientific interest lying in the field of political integration of human societies, political evolution and world political dynamics. Her current research mainly focuses on the political integration of modern culturally diverse societies.

    Earlier in her career Ms. Veretevskaya held a managerial position at the Moscow State University Business School (as Head of the International Projects Office). Before taking up the assistant professor position at MGIMO, she taught at Russian State University of Humanities (RSUH). She collaborates with her colleagues from RSUH on a project basis.

    Courses taught at MGIMO University: Basics of Political Science (in English), Political Science, History of Politics, Comparative Politics (English and Russian), Political Analysis and Forecasting, Modern Concepts of Science, Public Diplomacy, World Political Dynamics and Development Management.

    Ms. Veretevskaya is a member of the Russian Political Science Association.

    Languages: Russian, English, French, German, Italian.

    Contact: a.veretevskaya@inno.mgimo.ru


  • Lecturer Elena Volkova
    Russian History

    Dr. Elena S. Volkova works as a senior lecturer at Lomonosov Moscow State University, School of Foreign Languages and Area Studies, Department of Area Studies. Since September 2015 she has been teaching Russian History at MGIMO School of Government and International Affairs. In 2004 she graduated with honors from the School of History at Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2012 she received a doctoral degree in History. Her dissertation was titled: «Ideological Controversies in the New England Puritanism at the End of the 17th — first quarter of the 18th Century». In 2016 Dr. Volkova was awarded by Moscow State University for achievements in teaching and methodological work. Her research interests include Russian History, US History and Culture, and History of US-Russia Relations. She is a member of the European Early American Studies Association (EEASA) and the Russian Society of American Culture Studies (RSACS).

    She can be reached at gladden@yandex. ru

    Recent publications:

    Volkova E. S. Eating Habits in Colonial New England as a factor of National Identity // II International Symposium: History of Food and Eating Habits. Vol. 2. M. 2016. P. 137-142.
    Volkova E. S. «We and the Other» in the history of American Puritanism // Russia and the West: the Dialogue of Cultures. № 8, 2015. URL: http://regionalstudies. ru/journal/homejornal/rubric/2012-11-02-22-13-36/368---q-l—r----q. html
    Volkova E. S. Anglican and Puritan churches in colonial New England at the end of the 17th and the beginning of 18th centuries: struggle for spiritual monopoly // Contemporary problems of Religious studies. M. 2014. P. 108-118.
    Volkova E. S. New England Puritanism as a historical and areal phenomenon // Russia and the West: the Dialogue of Cultures. № 5, 2014. URL: http://regionalstudies. ru/journal/homejornal/rubric/2012-11-02-22-03-27/317-evolkova. html
    Volkova E. S., Khruleva I. Y. Reason and belief: the views of Cotton Mather on the relations between science and religion // Bulletin of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.№ 2, 2012. P. 35-45.
    Volkova E. Ideological Struggle in Terms of Financial and Economic Development of the Colony of Massachusetts in the First Quarter of the 18th Century // Bulletin of Moscow University. Series 8. History. 2012. № 2. P. 68-79.


  • Associate Professor Yulia Nikitina
    Introduction to International Affairs and Government, Introduction to International Security

    Associate Professor of World Politics and Research Fellow at the Center for the Post-Soviet Studies at the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO). She is a specialist of security politics in Eurasia with a focus on regional organizations (Collective Security Treaty Organization, Shanghai Cooperation Organization) and also of Russian approaches to conflict-settlement in Eurasia and beyond. She is the author of the textbook «Introduction in International Relations and World Politics» (in Russian, 4 editions: 2009, 2012, 2014, 2017). In her capacity of a research fellow, she writes analytical reports for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2004.
    Her recent publications include:
    Nikitina Y. Russia’s Conflict Settlement and Mediation Strategies: Probing the Influence of National Development / Yulia Nikitina // Russia’s Approach to Arms Control, Peace Mediation and National Dialogues. Edited by Perrti Joenniemi. TAPRI Studies in Peace and Conflict Research: 102. — Tampere, 2015. — P. 77-108.
    Nikitina Y. Is it all about values? Diverging perceptions of security as reason for NATO-Russia crisis / Yulia Nikitina // UA: Ukraine Analytica, 1 (1), 2015. — PP. 15-23.
    Nikitina Y. Measuring the Efficiency of Regional Organizations in Eurasia / Yulia Nikitina // Russian Politics and Law, Volume 54, Issue 5-6, 2016. — PP. 477-493.


  • Lecturer Marina Strezhneva

    Dr. Marina Strezhneva is Head of Sector at the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Moscow, and Professor of Integration Processes Department of MGIMO, where she teaches courses on EU and International Relations. Her academic interests include processes of decision-making and modes of governance, both in the European Union and at the global level.
    Strezhneva has worked on political issues of European integration since the end of 1970s. Her research has led to both theoretical and practical advances in the study of the European Union’s polity, policy and global role. Her 1988 book, «Great Britain and Western Europe: Political Aspects» (in Russ.), analyzed the period before and after British accession to the Common Market. The 1999 book, «Social Culture and Regional Governance: Comparison of the European Union and Post-Soviet Experiences (in Eng.), addressed the problems of regional institutions’ building in comparative perspective. In «European Union: Architecture of Foreign Policy» (2016 in Russ.), Strezhneva and Rudenkova exposed specific modes of EU policy in the international arena. In «European Union in Global Economic Governance» (2017 in Russ.) Strezhneva and her IMEMO colleagues elaborated a synthetic concept of global governance, based on the organization theory and field theories.