3 March 2017

Faculty and 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
Faculty Coordinator

Uliana Yakutova
Students Coordinator


  • 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.

  • Nikolay Biryukov

    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.

  • 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.

  • Oxana Kharitonova
    Comparative Politics
    Introduction to Political Science
  • Associate Professor of the Constitutional Law Chair, MGIMO ,Phd in Law.
    Graduate from MGIMO, Elena made her PhD in the same University. Alumni of the Hague International Law Academy, awarded internship in National School of Administration, France (2013)
    • Constitutional Law of Russia;
    • Constitutional Law of Foreign Countries;
    • Comparative Constitutional Law (in English).
    • Comparative Financial Law (in English)
    • Compliance: Risk Management in the Modern Company
    Member of Advisory Board of the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Legal and Judicial Affairs and Civil Society Development.
    In the scope of Dr. Kremyanskaya scientific interests are issues of state development, human rights, lobbying, compliance, economic sanctions. Specializes on Constitutional law of North American countries and Russia. Admitted for legal practice in Russia.
    Elena A. Kremyanskaya has numerous publications in different Russian and foreign legal magazines, author and co-author of legal study books. Speaks Russian, English.
    List of selected recent publications (in English):
    • 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.

  • Artiom Malgin
    Introduction to International Affairs and Strategic Governance

  • Maria Pavlova
    History of Russia

  • Marina Simonova

    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.
    Latest studies:
    Monograph «Energy markets globalization analysis», MGIMO-University Publishing. 2016.
    2 researches — Analysis of the current state of the global renewable energy, MGIMO-Review of international Relations. 2016.
    — The basis of the analysis of global trends in the world energy, Russian foreign economic journal. 2016.
    16 studies in editions recommended by Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) of MES of Russia, 5 academic researches, 80 scientific articles, and 12 textbooks, two of which are recommended for higher education institutions as primary literature by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.

  • Mikhail Stolbov
    Economic Theory

    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).

  • Irina Strelets

  • 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.

  • Anton Ageychev
    IT and Internet Communications in Governance

    Anton Ageychev is Leading expert of the Noncommercial foundation — Institute of socio-economic and political researches (ISEPR Foundation) and Director of Noncommercial organization «Practice of New Media». Lecturer of the School of Government and International Affairs at MGIMO-University.
    From 2010 to 2012 he worked in the Executive Directorate of Global Policy Forum under the auspices of the President Dmitry Medvedev. In 2012 Anton Ageychev was the project manager of Technical Directorate of the APEC CEO Summit. In 2012 he also was the deputy program director of the Russian Innovation Convention (RIC) 2012 at «Skolkovo».
    In 2012 Anton Ageychev was the coeditor of websites «Viperson.ru» and «Nasledie.ru». In 2012-2013 he was the head of service of political profiles in Runet «Politix.ru».
    Anton Ageychev is author or co-author of many 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(2(23); «International crises, the experience of analytical monitoring» (co-author) // International Affairs, 2010, No. 07; «USA: Middle East vector under pressure» (co-author with Timofeev I.) // MGIMO website.

  • 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.

  • Natalia Galistcheva
    World Economy

    Mrs. Natalia V.Galistcheva graduated from MGIMO — University (Faculty of International Economic Relations) in 1996. During 1999 — 2001 she did her postgraduate study in MGIMO — University (Department of World Economy). In 2001 she defended Ph.D. thesis (in Economics) on «The Indian Tax System during Liberal Economic Reforms». In 2013 she defended Doctor of science thesis (in Economics) on «The Indian External Economic Policy during Liberal Economic Reforms».
    Mrs. Natalia V.Galistcheva has been working at the World Economy Department (MGIMO) since 2001. Since October 2016 she is Head of World Economy Department (MGIMO).
    In 1996-1999 Mrs. Natalia V.Galistcheva worked at The Consulate General of the Russian Federation in India (Mumbai) and 2004-2007 — at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bangladesh (Dhaka).
    The sphere of scientific interests of Mrs. Natalia V.Galistcheva are the Economy of the South Asian Countries and the World Economy, its problems and trends.
    Her numerous publications on the economy of India and South Asian countries (more than 60 publications) are useful source of knowledge for students and post-graduates. The latest ones 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).

  • 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


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

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


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

  • Mikhail Lysenko
    International Law


    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


    • 10th RAMI international Conference, Moscow, 2016


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


    • 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.

  • Anton Marushev

    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.

  • 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).

  • Tim Potier
    Advanced Cases in International Law

    (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.


    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.


    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.


    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.



    2002-04: Executive Director, European Rim Policy & Investment Council (www. erpic. org).
    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.


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


    «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
    (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


    (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.


    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)


    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.


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Vladlena Tikhova
    Russian History

    Ph.D. in International Relations
    Mrs. VladlenaTikhova graduated from MGIMO-University (Faculty of International Relations) in 2000. In 2006 she defended Ph.D. thesis in MGIMO-University (in History of International Relations and Foreign Policy) on «Formation of Common and Security Policy in the European Union (1992-2004)».
    Vladlena Tikhova is Associate Professor at the Department of World and Russian History.
    Courses taught by Vladlena Tikhova: Ethnic-Political History of Russia, State and Security modern Russia, Russian History, Russian History (in English).
    The sphere of scientific interests of Vladlena Tikhova are History of Russia, ethnic-political history of Russia, national security of Russia, international relations, European Union.
    The latest publications in history and international relations are Regulation of the Foreign Policy of the European Union: from Maastricht to Lisbon (Moscow, Law and Government in the XXIst 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

  • Elena Volkova
    Russian History
    Elena S. Volkova is currently working as a Senior lecturer at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies, the Department of Area Studies. And since September 2015 she has been teaching Russian History at MGIMO School of Government and International Affairs. In 2004 she graduated with regards from Lomonosov Moscow State University, History Faculty, the Department of Modern and Contemporary History. In 2012 she got PhD in History. The thesis: «Ideological controversies in New England Puritanism at the end of the 17th and the first quarter of the 18th centuries». In 2016 Elena was awarded for achievements in teaching and methodological work. The main spheres of experience and scientific interest: Russian History, US History and Culture, the History of the US-Russian relations. Elena is a member of European Early American Studies Association (EEASA) and Russian Society of American Culture Studies (RSACS).
    Selected 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.

  • 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.

  • Associate Professor
    Department of Integration Studies

    Education: Ph.D in Economics, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Specialist Degree with honors in International Monetary Relations, MGIMO University.
    Anna Tsibulina joined the Department of European Integration (now Department of Integration Processes) in 2004 as a postgraduate student after graduating from the MGIMO University the same year and then in 2007 as a lecturer. 
    She was on a research fellowship at the Chair of EU — Russia relations at the Catholic University of Leuven (Louvain-la Neuve, Belgium) in 2006–07 and also attended a number of training programmes on the activities of the EU at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium), the Academy of European Law (Trier, Germany) and the Vienna Diplomatic Academy (Vienna, Austria). She has published on developments in the euro area, economic transformation in the CEE countries, the EU Single Market.

    Courses taught:

    • Integration processes in the Global World
    • EU-Russia Relations
    • Eurasian Integration
    • Financial and Energy Infrastructure of the World Economy
    • Economic Integration and External Economic Activity
    • Economy of the CEE countries

    Research interests: Economic and Monetary Union, euro area, euro area economic governance, European Central Bank, monetary integration, economy of the CEE countries, the EU Single Market, global economic governance.
    Her recent publications include:

    2017 “Finance” co-authored with Strezhneva M. in European Union in Global Economic Governance, ed. by Strezhneva M., Moscow: IMEMO RAN. P.66-127 (in Russian)
    2016 “Credit Rating Agencies in Global Economic Governance” in International Trends. Volume 14. No. 3 (46). July-September. P.143-150 (in Russian)
    2015 “The Economic Component of the Ukrainian Crisis” in “The Ukrainian Challenge for Russia”,  Markedonov S.,  Gushin A. Working Paper №24/2015, Russian Council for Foreign Relations, P. 7-12. (in English and Russian)
    2014 “Integration of Central and Eastern European and the Euro-Area Financial Markets: Repercussions from the Global Financial Crisis” co-authored with Orlowski L. T. in Comparative Economic Studies, No. 56 - P.376-395 (in English)

  • Vladislav Vorotnikov
    World History
    History of International Relations

    Vladislav Vorotnikov was born in Russia in 1986. He holds an MA and doctoral (Cand.Hist.Sci.) degrees. Since 2010, he has been doing research and teaching at MGIMO University. He is ф senior lecturer at the Department of European and American Studies and research fellow at the Centre for North European and Baltic Studies. Since 2013, he has served as the Executive Secretary of the Russian International Studies Association (RISA). Since 2016, he has also worked as Lead Research Fellow at Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciencies.
    His areas of expertise include history of the Baltic states, modern socio-political and economic development of the Baltic countries, international relations in the Baltic and CEE regions.
    Recent publications:

    1. Vorotnikov V. Baltic States under Brexit Conditions: Euro-optimism vs Euroscepticism – Pp. 112-129. (In Russian)
    2. Poland: Politics, Economy, Society / V. Vorotnikov, A. Habarta, N. Dymshitz, G. Lesnaya, A. Malgin, U. Moskwa; ed. by A. Malgin. – Moscow: Aspekt Press, 2016. – 240 p. (In Russian)
    3. Vorotnikov V. Twenty-Five Years of the Baltic States Independence: from the Soviet to the European Union / Outlines of Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, Law. – 2016. – Volume 9. - №5 (49). – Pp. 7-23. (In Russian)
    4. Russia and the European Union in the Baltic Sea Region / V. Vorotnikov, I. Yurgens, I. Timofeev, S. Kulik. – 23 November 2016. – URL: http://old.russiancouncil.ru/en/inner/?id_4=8369#top-content.

  • Andrey Zagorski
    Contemporary International Relations

    Prof. Andrei Zagorski is Head of Department at the Evgeniy Primakov National Research Institute of Word Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences, and Professor at the Department of IR History of the MGIMO University. He is a member of the Russian International Affairs Council; Steering Committee of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions.
    Previously, he has served as Vice-Rector of the MGIMO University; Senior Vice President of the EastWest Institute, Faculty Member of the Geneva Center for Security Policy and Deputy Director of the Institute for Applied International Research, Moscow.
    His areas of expertise include: European security, post-Soviet studies, arms control, Arctic studies, applied policy analysis. His recent publications include, inter alia:

    • Russia—EU Relations at a Crossroads. Common and Divergent Interests, Moscow: RIAC, 2016;
    • “Russia’s Arctic governance policies”, // The New Arctic Governance / L. Jacobson, N. Melvin (eds): SIPRI, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 76–110;
    • Russia and East Central Europe After the Cold War: A Fundamentally Transformed Relationship / A. Zagorski (ed.), Prague: Human Rights Publishers, 2015.

  • Anton Zakharov

    Dr. Anton O. Zakharov is Leading Research Fellow of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and Head of Department of Area Studies and International Relations in the Oriental University, Moscow.

    Anton O. Zakharov’s research interests are the state formation in early Southeast Asia and in the Ancient World as well as theory of historical knowledge and Russian history. He also conducts research in classical Sanskrit literature.

    Anton O. Zakharov extensively publishes in Russian and international journals. He is the author of five monographs, History of Ancient Orient: a Textbook (Moscow: Oriental University, 2016, in Russian) and Political History of Central Vietnam in the Second — Eighth Centuries: Linyi and Campā (Moscow: Oriental University, 2015) among them. He obtained his Habilitation or Doctor of Historical Sciences degree from the Institute of Oriental Studies in 2013.

    Anton O. Zakharov is Representative of Russian Federation in the Board of the European Association of Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) since 2010. He also is Member of Russian Oriental Society.

    Recent English-language publications:
    • Review of: Pierre-Yves Manguin, A. Mani and Geoff Wade (eds.), Early Interactions between South and Southeast Asia: Reflections on Cross-Cultural Exchange. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2011, xxxi + 514 pp. [Nalanda-Sriwijaya Series.] ISBN 9789814345101, price USD 49.90 (paperback); 9789814311168, USD 59.90 (hardback). [India Hardcover Edition co-published with Manohar Publishers and Distributors, India.] // Aséanie 33, juin 2014 [published December 2016], pp. 509–511.
    • Review of: Carey, Peter, Destiny: The Life of Prince Diponegoro of Yogyakarta, 1785–1855, Bern: Peter Lang, 2014. xlix, 381 pp., ill. // Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. Vol. 88, pt. 1, June 2015. P. 120–123.

  • Tigran Zanko
    Comparative Public Administration

    PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Administrative and Financial Law
    Tigran Zanko specializes in spheres of Administrative Law, Comparative Public Administration, Legal regulation of Civil Service and Diplomatic Service. Fields of professional interests: comparative analysis of administrative reforms, especially reasoning for changes in executive branch.
    Recent Publications:
    Analysis of changes in the system and structure of federal executive authorities (2004 — 2016) / Administrative and municipal law [Административное и муниципальноеправо]. — 2016. —№ 8. — P. 636–639
    Features of reorganization of the system and structure of Federal Executive authorities of the USA / Public and private law [Публичное и частное право]. — 2016. — № 4. — P. 194-202

  • 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.

  • Maria Apanovich
    International Migration

    Maria Y. Apanovich graduated from MGIMO University (School of Political Sciences) in 2007. In 2009 graduated from the Double-diploma Master programme «International Relations» MGIMO, Moscow — Free University Berlin, Humbolt University and University of Potsdam. Thesis topic «Migration as a challenge for the European security in the 21st century». In 2013 she defended a Candidate of Science dissertation in Political Sciences, topic «Political aspects of migration process» (adaptation of the migrants, case of Germany and Switzerland).
    Maria Apanovich has been teaching at MGIMO since 2013, she is a lecturer at the Department of Demography and Migration Policy since 2017.
    Her research interests include Migration and Integration of the Migrants, High-qualified migration and Education.
    Her recent publications are: Migration policy of Russia in the conditions of the international political realities / Current problems of the international relations and foreign policy in the 21st century: The monograph / Under the editorship of T.V. Kashirina and V.A. Avatkov — M.: Publishing and trade corporation «Dashkov and To», 2017 — 411 pages, C174-183.; The problem field of modern openness of movement of highly qualified specialists / Theories and a problem of political researches, No. 3, 2016, with 226-242; Educational migration in Russia: development points//Messenger of science and education. — 2015. — No. 9. — Page 79-82.

  • Elena Arlyapova
    Ethnopolitics in Russia

    Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2001. Holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from Lomonosov Moscow State University (2006). Teaches at the MGIMO, Department of Comparative Politics; since 2014 — with SGIA.
    Professional affiliations: Russian Political Science Association since 2006, ASEN (UK) since 2012.
    Recent publications
    Arlyapova E. Interreligious relations in contemporary Russia// Walters J. (ed.) Religious Imaginations and Global Transitions: How Narratives of Faith Are shaping Today’s World. London: Gingko Library, 2018 (Feb. 15).
    Arlyapova E. Comparative Analysis of State Capacity in Confronting Terrorism// Bouzov V. (ed.) New Challenges to the Balkan Security. Vol. 3. Veliko Trnovo: IVIS, 2016. PP. 149-160.

  • Victoria Baturina

    Dr. Victoria Baturina
    Graduate: Moscow State Institute for International Relations / MGIMO
    Degree: PhD in Culturology
    Current Academic Position: Associate Professor, Department of Russian Language and Literature, MGIMO University
    Victoria Baturina teaches courses on «Russian Language and Culture of Speech» «Culture of Speech and Business Communications», «State and Business Protocol and Etiquette», «Business Etiquette» in English and Russian
    She received training at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs in Paris, France in 2017.
    Expert on State Protocol and Business Etiquette, she is the author of training courses and trainings on business etiquette, cooperates as an invited expert with the School of Business and International Competences of MGIMO University, Odintsovo branch of MGIMO-University, and the Higher School of Economics.
    She is the academic supervisor of the MGIMO «Business Etiquette and Protocol» student club.
    Her research interests include state and business protocol and etiquette, culture of speech and business communications, and public relations.

  • Igor Istomin

    Igor Istomin is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Applied International Political Analysis, MGIMO University. He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from this institution as well as undergraduate degree from St. Petersburg State University. Igor Istomin teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in methods of applied analysis of international affairs. He also delivered lectures and presentations in a number of foreign institutions, including among others Georgetown University (USA) and Jilin University (China).
    Igor Istomin is an executive editor at the Mezhdunarodnye Protsessy (International Trends) a leading Russian academic journal. He is the author of more than 50 academic publications in Russian and in English on issues of the U.S. foreign policy, relations in Euro-Atlantic space and international security.
    Igor Istomin is also an expert of the Russian International Affairs Council and a Foreign Policy Analytical Agency (both in Moscow) as well as a member of International Studies Association and YGLN for Euro-Atlantic Security. He is a contributor to a number of Russian and international outlets (including «Nezavisimaya Gazeta», «Izvestia», European Leadership Network and Valdai Club).

  • Georgy Khachidze
    Basics of Accounting

    Георгий Нугзарович Хачидзе, FCCA, PMP
    Закончил Грузинский Технический Университет и Московский Государственный Технический Университет им. Баумана. Является действительным членом международной ассоциации бухгалтеров (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) и обладателем сертификата профессионального управляющего проектами (Project Management Professional).
    Более 15 лет, профессиональная деятельность Георгия сконцентрирована на практическом применении научных знаний в области управления финансами.
    Длительное время он работал в консультационном бизнесе, включая более 5 лет в Российском отделении компании KPMG — одной из четырех крупнейших и уважаемых аудиторско -консультационных компаний в мире, в качестве лидера в методологии управленческого учета, руководителя масштабных проектов трансформации систем управления крупнейших Российских компаний, а также руководителя группы услуг в области управления финансами (Financial Management Advisory).
    В последнее время, работает в нефтесервисной компании, на должности Заместителя Генерального Директора по Экономике и Финансам.
    Хачидзе Г.Н. является одним из признанных экспертов, часто выступает на практических конференциях в области планирования, бюджетирования и управления эффективностью, имеет ряд публикаций и интервью в научно-практических изданиях и интернет-ресурсах (газета «Экономика и жизнь», журнал «Мировая Энергетика», CFO-Russia, журнал «Финансовый директор», и др.).

    Georgy Khachidze, FCCA, PMP
    Graduated from Georgian Technical University and the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. He is a full member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a Project Management Professional certificate.
    For more than 15 years, professional work of Georgy is concentrated on the practical application of scientific knowledge in the field of financial management.
    For a long time he worked in the consulting business, including more than 5 years in the Russian branch of KPMG — one of the four largest and most respected auditing and consulting companies in the world as a leader in management accounting methodology, the head of large-scale management systems transformation projects of the largest Russian companies, and as the head of the Financial Management Advisory Group.
    In recent years, Georgy is working in the oilfield Services Company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Group.
    Vkhachidze Georgy is a recognized expert, a frequent speaker at conferences in the field of planning, budgeting and performance management. He has a number of publications and interviews in scientific-practical magazines and online resources (" Economics and Life" newspaper, «World Energy» magazine, CFO- Russia, «Financial Director» magazine et al.).

  • Alexey Kozhemyakov — Visiting Professor, Ph.D., Dr.of Sc.(Law)

    Graduated in 1971 from Moscow Institute (University) of International Relations (MGIMO), LL.M Diploma in International Law. Post-graduate studies in the same University, PhD Diploma in Law in 1977, Diploma of Dr.of Sc. (Law) in 1990. In 1992 Professor of the Chair of Political Science in MGIMO.
    Since 1977 Deputy Director of Centre for International Studies in MGIMO, from 1985 in Russian diplomatic service (Diplomatic rank of Counsellor), Counsellor in the Administration of the President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev until December 1991.
    From 1992 in International Organisations: Special Advisor to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, from 1997 Head of Department in the Secretariat of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (retired in April 2014).
    At present Independent analyst in international affairs, Visiting Professor in MGIMO.
    Author of some 70 books and articles on legal and political aspects of world politics.

  • Dr. Igor A. Matveev was born in 1972 in Sochi, Russia. In 1995 he graduated from MGIMO with distinction. In 2003 Matveev defended a doctoral thesis at MGIMO on «Pan-Arabic and National Trends in Syria’s Policy towards the Middle East». In 1993–1994 he visited Syria for the first time as an intern.
    In 1998–2008 Matveev served as a Russian diplomat in Syria, Russian MFA in Moscow, and the United States. In 2003 he completed the European Training Course at the Geneva Center for Security Policy in Switzerland.
    In 2008–2014 he was Deputy Head of the International Relations Department at the Council of Federation, RF Federal Assembly. From 2014 to October 2017 Matveev served as the Head of Trade and Economic Division — Senior Counselor at the Russian Embassy in Damascus, Syria.
    Matveev is fluent in Arabic and English.

  • Evgeny Nadorshin holds the position of chief economist of PF Capital. His responsibilities include economic modelling, forecasting, sector and project analysis.
    Evgeny began his career in 2002 as a consultant at the Economic Expert Group which has had vast experience in policy consulting for different government bodies. In 2003, he moved to another research organization — the Open Economy Institute.
    Starting from 2004, Evgeny spent 6 years working his way at the National Bank «Trust» up from Analyst to Managing Director and chief economist.
    In 2010-2011 Evgeny headed the Department of Economic and Strategic Research at Jones Lang LaSalle (the leading international consultancy in the field of real estate).
    Prior to joining PF Capital he worked as Managing Director/Chief Economist at AFK «Systema» for more than 3 years and Adviser to the Chairman of the Board/Chief Economist of MTS Bank, Moscow.
    Also served as a volunteer economic advisor to the Ministers of Economic Development of Russian Federation for a number of years, and he is a member of Rosstat’s science&methodology and public councils.
    Evgeny holds a Master of Economics from the Higher School of Economics and the Erasmus University (the Netherlands).

  • Camilla Pagani
    Political Theory

    Camilla Pagani is Doctor of Philosophy and lecturer of Political Science in the School of Government and International Affairs at MGIMO-University, Moscow.
    After a Masters Degree in Political theory from Sciences-Po Paris, she completed her Ph.D. of Philosophy in joint guardianship between the University Paris-Est-Créteil and the University of Milan with the thesis Politics of Recognition in Museums of Ethnography and
    World Cultures in the 21st Century.
    Her research interests include political theory, identity politics, international organizations and museum studies.
    Dr. Camilla Pagani is author of different publications, among which Genealogy of the Primitive. The Quai Branly Museum, Lévi-Strauss and the ethnographic writing, published in Italy in 2009; a chapter from The Post-colonial Museum, published by Ashgate in the UK in 2014; «Which Citizenship Beyond the Nation-state?» from Outis! Journal of (Post)European Philosophy in 2014 and «New institutional strategies for a reflexive museology», from the ICOFOM Study Series in 2017.

  • Sergey Veselovskiy is an associate professor at MGIMO’s Department of World Politics. His areas of expertise include international security and conflicts with a focus on terrorism challenges.

  • Elena Zavyalova
    Russian Economy

    Head of the Department of Economic Policy and Public-Private Partnership
    PhD in Economics

    • 1997 — Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) with a degree in international relations. Diploma with honors.
    • 2001 — Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), PhD in Economics (Thesis «International technical assistance to the Russian Federation (1991–2002).»)

    Academic career
    • MGIMO, lecturer at the English Language Department № 1;
    • MGIMO, lecturer at the World Economy Department;
    • MGIMO, a senior lecturer at the World Economy Department;
    • MGIMO, associate Professor at the World Economy Department;
    • MGIMO, deputy director of the Institute of Foreign Economic Relations;
    • MGIMO, deputy Dean of the Faculty of International Economic Relations;
    • MGIMO, head of the Department of Economic policy and Public-private partnerships.
    • The Council Of The Federation Of The Federal Assembly Of The Russian Federation, Certificate of Honor
    • Reward «200 anniversary of the Ministry of the foreign Affairs»
    • MGIMO Alumni Award «The lecturer of the Year», 2007

    Professional interests
    The Russian economy, the economy of the post-Soviet region, national economic security, economic policy, public-private partnerships, corporate social responsibility and international development assistance.

    Scientific activities
    • participated in the program of the World Bank — «Russia as a donor» (2009–2012).
    • co-author of three Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation researches (2012, 2013, 2014)
    • gave a course of lectures in Shandong University (China), 2011
    • lectures in Beijing Normal University (China), 2014, 2017
    • author of over 60 publications.
    Dr. Zavyalova teaches the following courses:
    • The Russian Economy
    • The Economy of the Post Soviet States
    • National Economic Security
    • Economic policy
    • Economic policy. Practical course
    • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Sergei Zelenev (MBA, PhD) is a Visiting Professor at MGIMO University.
    His current position is the Executive Director of the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) and the Special Representative of ICSW to the UN.
    Before assuming his position at the ICSW in 2012, Dr. Zelenev for almost three decades worked for the United Nations, both at Headquarters in New York and in the field, in Africa and in the Caribbean. His international career with the UN Secretariat involved a range of assignments, with progressively widening responsibilities, in the analytical and intergovernmental policy fields. He has written widely in the areas of socio-economic policy, ageing, youth and intergenerational relationships and directed numerous UN studies on key policy issues. He also participated in many international events, symposia and conferences, making key-note presentations on social issues of international significance.
    Apart from the UN reports drafted by him, some of his recent publications include:
    Book- Intergenerational Solidarity (together with M. Cruz Saco), Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
    Articles: Civil society and national dialogue. International Social Work, 56(6), 2013
    Intergovernmental cooperation on ageing issues. International Social Work, 57(6), 2014
    Human dignity and social protection. International Social Work, 59(4), 2016.
    Dr. Zelenev is a graduate of MGIMO University and New York University (NYU). He taught courses at Cornell University and NYU in the US, and has been teaching at MGIMO University since 2013.

  • Aaron G. Sander
    Foreign Policy Analysis

    Aaron attended Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, where he earned his bachelor of arts in international studies in 1997. After some time working as a language instructor in Moscow, Russia, Aaron returned to the U.S. to pursue graduate studies. He interned at the Kennan Institute within the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, as a student at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, he focused on Eurasia and Russian foreign policy, where he spent a year of this term studying at Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Aaron earned his master of arts in international affairs in 2007. Shortly afterwards, he began his doctoral work in international studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. There, Aaron focused on U.S. foreign policy and conflict-cooperation. As a doctoral candidate his research analyzed subregional cooperation in Central Eastern Europe. Aaron has presented at a number of academic conferences, and has successfully published a number of articles with a book pending approval. Aaron began work at MGIMO in September 2016.

  • Vitaly Subochev
    Administrative Law

    Dr. Vitaly Subochev is Professor at the Public Administration and Law Department at MGIMO University in Moscow.
    His research interests include public policy and political institutions, political and human rights, theories of democracy and lobbying.
    Professor Subochev is an author of 155 research articles and papers and a frequent participant in international conferences.
    Professor Subochev works as a political consultant. His record includes a number of successful election campaigns, drafting federal legislation, and advisory services provided to federal and municipal authorities.
    He was awarded a Plaque of Honour «International Recognition» by the UN European Committee for Awards and Honors in 2016 and Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition in 2013 and Certificate of Recognition of Open World Leadership Program «Accountability and Transparency in Local Governance» in 2013.