Department of World Politics

Department of World Politiсs was established in MGIMO University in 1998. Since its creation our Department has proved to be the leading one in the field of World Politics in Russia. The Department successfully laid the foundations for pedagogic and research activity in the field of World Politics and International Relations providing high-standard education for bachelor, master and PhD students.

The Department of World Politics teaches a wide variety of courses, syllabi of which are regularly elaborated and updated in accordance with the current state-of-art in international interactions. Our approach is to treat international relations as being broader than intergovernmental, but including a wide range of transnational relations. The students are therefore concentrating on a wide range of urgent issues such as economic and cultural aspects of world politics, global governance, public diplomacy, contemporary theories of international relations, global security, art of negotiations, trends of transnationalization, integration and globalization, the role of high technology, problems of terrorism and organized crime, the actorness of global cities and regions etc.

For many years our lecturers prepare experts and practitioners highly competitive at the international labour market, especially in governmental structures, business corporations, mass media, non-governmental organizations and in academic field.

Since its foundation the Department of World Politics has been headed by Professor and Honoured Worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation Marina Lebedeva, Dr. of Political Sciences.


Yulia Nikitina

Yulia Nikitina

Ph.D. in Political Science

Head of the department

Department of World Politics

Professor Marina Lebedeva, PhD


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Room: 3039