Experts

EXPERTS


Director - VLADIMIR BARTENEV

Director - VLADIMIR BARTENEV

PhD (History), Associate Professor at the Chair of International Organizations and World Political Processes at the School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Vladimir Bartenev is a founding Director of the Center for Security and Development Studies, a leading international development policy research center in the Russian Federation, and an Associate Professor at the Chair of International Organisations and World Political Processes, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

He is also a Member of the Public Council under Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Federation’s Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation), where he heads the Commission on International Development Cooperation. Board member of the Russian Association of International Development Assistance Experts (RAIDAE).

Author of more than 80 academic publications, including more than 40 pieces on global trends in international development cooperation, security-development nexus, aid to fragile and conflict-affected states, risk management as well as various dimensions of development policies of the Russian Federation, the United States and other major donor countries.

Main author and co-editor of the first Russian course of lectures on international development cooperation developed within the World Bank ‘Russia as a Donor Program educational component. Participated in various capacity (principal investigator or leading expert) in most of the largest research projects and initiatives on international development cooperation implemented in Russia throughout the 2010s under the auspices of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and other leading educational and research organisations. Hold a PhD (History) from Moscow State University.


Deputy Director for international and public affairs - LUIZA KHLEBNIKOVA

Deputy Director for international and public affairs - LUIZA KHLEBNIKOVA

PhD (History), Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies Department, Institute of Asian and African Countries, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Graduate of the School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Luiza Khlebnikova is the author of numerous articles on the history of the U.S.-Israel relations, the role of pro-Israel lobby in the U.S. foreign policy, and the U.S. and Israel foreign policy in general.

E-mail: lkhlebnikova@fmp.msu.ru


Deputy Director for Research and Development - NIKOLAY YUDIN

Deputy Director for Research and Development - NIKOLAY YUDIN

PhD (History), Associate Professor at the Chair of International Organizations and World Political Processes, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Graduate of the School of History, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

He is the managing editor of a peer-reviewed scholarly journal Moscow University Journal of World Politics. He writes extensively on the history of the First World War, the patriotic enthusiasm, the nationalism and the evolution of collective identities in the European countries during the war. He conducts researches on international relations theory, security studies, politics of power, ‘soft power’.


ELENA GLAZUNOVA

ELENA GLAZUNOVA

PhD (History), Leading Research Fellow, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Graduate of the School of History, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Elena Glazunova is the author of "The Origins of International Development Assistance: The Point Four Program of President Harry S. Truman". She is also co-author and co-editor-in-chief of the set of lectures entitled "International Development Cooperation" published by the World Bank.

Associate Professor Glazunova is the author of numerous articles on problems of international development (history and theory), on the internationalization of internal conflicts in developing countries, and on regime change during the Cold War with a special focus on US interventions in Iran, Guatemala, and Chile.


ALTUNAY ALIYEVA

ALTUNAY ALIYEVA

PhD Candidate at the Chair of International Organizations and World Political Process, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Graduate of the School of History, Lomonosov Moscow State University. ‘Empowering Sustainability on Earth’ Fellow at University of California (Irvine).

Research interests: U.S.-Turkey relations, Turkish Foreign Policy, ‘Soft Power’, ‘Rising Powers’ in the Modern World politics.


ALEXANDER DUNAEV

ALEXANDER DUNAEV

Non-Resident Fellow, PhD (History). Graduated from School of History, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Worked as Associate professor at the Chair of International Organizations and World Political Process, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, at the Chair of Political Sciences of the New Bulgarian University (Sofia, Bulgaria) and at the Master's Faculty of Guglielmo Marconi University (Rome, Italy).

Alexander Dunaev is the author of several articles on some issues concerning the theory of international relations and on the social and economic evolution of the countries of Southern Europe in the period of crisis.


OLGA KULKOVA

OLGA KULKOVA

PhD (History), Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the Council of young researchers at the Institute. In 2011 she defended PhD thesis “Great Britain’s policy in African countries under the Labour government of Tony Blair (1997 – 2007)”. In 2012 Russian International Affairs Council published her book titled «African Policy of Great Britain (1997 – 2012)”, then she won the first prize in the contest “Global Perspectives” (organized by the RIAC) for best 2011 PhD thesis on international relations.

Olga Kulkova had internships at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, London University), in 2010, and at the Nordic Africa Institute (Uppsala, Sweden, 2012). She has a fieldwork experience in Africa. She is the author of more than 70 academic publications and took part in some major international conferences on African studies.

Her main academic interests are: African policy of the British “New Labour”; modern British policy towards Africa; the EU and Africa; peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction; development aid; security – development nexus.


LIDA OGANISYAN

LIDA OGANISYAN

PhD Candidate (History), Lecturer at the Chair of International Security, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Graduated of the School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University. ‘Empowering Sustainability on Earth’ Fellow at University of California (Irvine).

Her research interests are: The Euro-Atlantic Relations, the US Foreign Policy, the EU's Mediterranean policy.


OXANA POPOVA

OXANA POPOVA

PhD Candidate (Political Science), Senior Lecturer at the Chair of International Organizations and World Political Process, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Deputy head Chair of International Organizations and World Political Process.

Graduated of the School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University. ‘Empowering Sustainability on Earth’ Fellow at University of California (Irvine).

Author of a series of scholar publications on development cooperation. Her research interests are: development cooperation, German foreign policy, international organizations and their role.


ALEXEY SOLOMATIN

ALEXEY SOLOMATIN

PhD Candidate (Political Science), the Chair of International Organizations and World Political Process, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Graduated of the Institute of Asian and African Countries, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

His research interests are: International Development Cooperation, fragile states, internarnational organizations, the World Bank.


ZORIKTO GOMBOIN

ZORIKTO GOMBOIN

Zorikto Gomboin is a graduate of Fudan University and Lomonosov Moscow State University. Currently, he works as a Leading Project Specialist with the Radio Research and Development Institute, and also executes duties as the elected Chair of Liberalization Steering Group, APEC Telecommunication Working Group. Zorikto is in the process of finishing his PhD dissertation and related qualifications, and have several publications on international aid flows to the ICT sector, digital policy, ICT agenda of multilateral organizations.

  

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