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ADMINISTRATION


Yan Vaslavskiy, Ph.D,
Associate Professor
of Political Science,
Director of the School

Dr. Yan Vaslavskiy

Dr. Yan Vaslavskiy is Director of the MGIMO University School of Government and International Affairs, which is responsible for all MGIMO English-taught B.A. programs. Also he is Associate Professor of the Political Theory Department of the Faculty of Political Science.

Dr. Vaslavskiy’s research interests include study of the European history in the XIX and XX centuries from the period of the Napoleonic wars, especially their impact on political developments in various European countries. Also he conducts research of the role of resource factor in the world politics, as well as in the areas of Russian political process, e-government and constitutionalism. He is author or co-author of about 20 works and regularly provides commentaries to print and electronic media.

Dr. Vaslavskiy’s teaching experience is 8 years (from 2005). His current courses touch upon political theory and philosophy, e-government and e-governance, energy diplomacy, constitutionalism, and Russian politics.

Dr. Vaslavskiy is Member of the Board of the Russian Political Science Association. He is office bearer at Research Committee #37 of the International Political Science Association, specializing in rethinking political development. Dr. Vaslavskiy is also Associate Member of LSE IDEAS think-tank.

In 2010-2011 Dr. Vaslavskiy served as Deputy Head of the Executive Directorate of Global Policy Forum which was held in the Russian city of Yaroslavl under the auspices of President Dmitry A. Medvedev. In 2012 Dr. Vaslavskiy served as Program Director of the APEC CEO Summit which was held in the city of Vladivostok, gathering the business and political elite of the Asia Pacific region.

Address: office 4157, 76 Vernadskogo Prospekt, Moscow, 119454 Russia
Tel.: (7-499) 431-30-53
Website: ip.mgimo.ru
E-mail: y.vaslavskiy@inno.mgimo.ru

 


Coordinator Elizaveta Babadjanova

Coordinator Elizaveta Babadjanova

Address: office 4157, 76 Vernadskogo Prospekt, Moscow, 119454 Russia
Tel.: (7-499) 431-30-53<
Website: ip.mgimo.ru
E-mail: e.babadjanova@inno.mgimo.ru

   


 

FULL-TIME MGIMO FACULTY


Associate Professor Nikita Artamonov
(Quantitative Methods in Economics)

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)

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.

 


Professor Irina Busygina
(Political Science and Political Theory)

Professor Irina Busygina (Political Science and Political Theory)

Professor of Comparative Politics at Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Professor Busygina also heads the Center for Regional Political Studies. She works and publishes on comparative federalism, regional development in Russia and Europe and European integration. Her publications are in Russian, English and German. Her most recent book is Political Modernization of the State in Russia, published in 2012 by Liberal Mission Foundation (in Russian, with Mikhail Filippov).


Senior Lecturer Natalia Efimova
(General Management and Governance)

Senior Lecturer Natalia Efimova (General Management and Governance)

Professor Efimova is a qualified economist, holder of Ph.D. of economy, with a profound knowledge of Management and other related disciplines. At present time prof. Efimova conducts lectures and seminars on courses of Management, Organizational design, Firm's Economy, Mediaplanning, Imageology in Oil&Gas industry, Regulation of Entrepreneurship, Business Economics.

Specific experience (for the last 5 years):

March 2012 Participation in Conference “New views and new forms in media industry and advertising education” in Cazan, organized by Cazan University of Culture and Arts.

October 2011 Applied analysis of the world economy crisis implications at the MGIMO

March 2011 Seminars at Training Center of mediaresearch company of TNS Russia.

Other relevant information:

Recent publication - 2009 Economy of Firm / A.V. Sheveleva, N.V. Efimova, N.S. Zagrebelnaya. - IIT, Moscow.

Teaching subjects: Basics of Management, Managerial Decisions, Organizational Design, Economy of Firm, Mediaplanning, Business regulation, Entrepreneurship.

Language skills – English (fluent) and Spanish (fluent)

 


Lecturer Victoria Fradkova
(Introduction to International Affairs and Strategic Governance)

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.

 


Professor Oxana Gaman-Golutvina
(Political Science and Political Theory)

Professor Oxana Gaman-Golutvina (Political Science and Political Theory)

Chair of the Comparative politics department, specializes in comparative studies of political elites. She and teaches introductory course in comparative politics, courses on Russian politics, the political transformations in post-communist counties, political and administrative governance. In 2010 Professor Oxana Gaman-Golutvina was elected President of the Russian Political Science Association. In 2009 at the Congress of International Political Science Association (IPSA) (Santiago, Chile) she was elected the member of Executive Board of Research Committee 2 “Political Elites”.


Associate Professor Yuri Goncharov
(Economics)

Associate Professor Yuri Goncharov (Economics)

I started my career as a lecturer at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) in 2006. At present I work deputy head of MGIMO HR department and as an associate professor of Department of Applied Economics. My courses include microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic history, problems of socio-economic development of Russia. Regular participant of scientific conferences, have a number of publications.

 


Associate Professor Oxana Kharitonova
(Political Science and Political Theory)

Associate Professor Oxana Kharitonova (Political Science and Political Theory)

Oxana Kharitonova is an Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics at MGIMO-University (Moscow State Institute of International Relations). Her research interests are mainly in the area of democracy and democratization, political regimes, types of non-democratic regimes, processes of regime transformations, comparative institutions with the emphasis on the post-soviet transitions, regime and institutional trajectories. She has written on political regimes, regime transformations and political institutions and their implications for democracy.

 


Dr. Alexandra Khudaykulova
(Theory of International Relations)

Dr. Alexandra Khudaykulova (Theory of International Relations)

Candidate of Political Sciences, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of World Political Processes, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of Russia

Educational and Methodological Association of Russian Universities Federation for International Relations, Academic Secretary

Vice-Rector for Educational Program Development, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of Russia

Education:
2003 – post-graduate studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of Russia; Department of World Political Processes
2000 – Master studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of Russia majoring in “International Relations” (World Politics programme), specialization Russia-France relations department (Sciences Po Paris)
1998 - Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of Russia, School of International Relations

Current status:
December 2011 – onwards - Vice-Rector for Educational Program Development, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of Russia
September 2007 – November 2011 – Head of the Department for Study Quality Assurance, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of Russia
2002 – onwards – senior lecturer at the Department of World Political Processes, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of Russia
2007 – Manager of Bachelor study programmes at Moscow State University, Graduate School of Business Administration
2004 – 2007 – coordinator of the Russian-French Double Master degree programme in International Relations, MGIMO (U) – Sciences Po

Fields of scientific interest: issues of security, peacekeeping, humanitarian intervention, modern conflicts

Additional information:
Foreign languages: French – fluent, English – fluent
IT: range of basic Microsoft and Internet programmes


Professor Sergey Kravchenko
(Sociology)

Professor Sergey Kravchenko (Sociology)

Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Head of the Sociological Department of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), member of the editorial board of such Journals as: "Sociological Studies", "Sociological Science and Social Practice" (Deputy Editor), "Vestnik of MGIMO". Vice-President of the Russian Sociological Society. Member of the International Academy of Higher Education, Chairman of The Dissertation Council D.209.002.04 on Sociological Sciences of MGIMO-University. The author of two hundred scientific papers published in Russia and abroad. Winner of the Prize named after M. Kovalevskiy - the highest award of Sciences for "outstanding achievements in the field of sociology".

Research interests: theoretical sociology, systematization of its conceptual framework, the study of non-linear social and cultural dynamics in the context of the complex socium. On this subject, there were published further monographs: «Non-linear Dynamics of the Social and Cultural: Game-ization Approach»; «Modern and Postmodern in a Dynamically Changing World»; «Risks in Non-linear Globo-local Society»; «Dynamics sociological imagination: a world culture of innovative thinking; Sociological Postmodernism: Theoretical Sources, Concepts», «Glossary of Terms»; «Becoming of the Complex Socium: the Humanistic Theory of Complexity». The widely known dictionaries by S.Kravchenko have gained a good reputation: «The Encyclopedic English-Russian Sociological Dictionary»; «Sociological Encyclopedic English-Russian Dictionary»; «Sociological Encyclopedic Russian-English Dictionary»; «Dictionary of the Latest Sociological Vocabulary (with English equivalents)»; «Sociological Self-explanatory Russian-English Dictionary». Among his books, which have stood a number of publications: «Sociology: Paradigms through the Prism of the Sociological Imagination».

 


Dr. Elena A. Kremyanskaya
(Comparative Constitutional Law)

Dr. Elena A. Kremyanskaya (Comparative Constitutional Law)

Dr. Elena Kremyanskaya is Associate Professor on the Constitutional Law chair, Moscow State Institute for International Relations (University), PhD in Law. She graduated from Moscow State Institute for International Relations (University), then made her PhD “Issues and perspectives of federalism in the Russian Federation” at the same University. She is alumni of the Hague International Law Academy.

Dr. Kremyanskaya is a 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, legal aspects of decision making by state bodies in Russia and foreign countries. Specializes on Constitutional law of North American countries and Russia. She has numerous publications in different Russian and foreign legal magazines, co-author of legal study books.

Admitted for practice in Russia. Dr. Kremyanskaya has wide practical experience advising the biggest multinational companies and state bodies in the sphere of Russian and foreign law.

Dr. Kremyanskaya speaks Russian, English, works with Spanish and French legal literature.

 

List of recent publications:

  1. U.S. Legislative Process // Legislative Process in Foreign Countries, MGIMO-University, October 2012.
  2. Canada Legislative Process // Legislative Process in Foreign Countries, MGIMO-University, October 2012.
  3. Canada: Electoral Process "Pravo i Upravlenie XXI Vek" ("Law and Governance XXI Century") Magazine, November, 2011
  4. Language Rights. European Countries Experience as an Example for Implementation in CIS Countries" "Pravo i Upravlenie XXI Vek" ("Law and Governance XXI Century") Magazine, February 2012
  5. Cartels in Russia. Fight Chronicles. Way to Success. New Journal of European Criminal Law. Antwerpen, January, 2012
  6. Legal Aspects of Escape from Criminal Liability for Cartelists in Russia, New Journal of European Criminal Law. Antwerpen, 2012
 


Associate Professor Irina Kudryashova
(Political Science and Political Theory)

Associate Professor Irina Kudryashova (Political Science and Political Theory)

Associate professor Irina Kudryashova teaches courses on comparative politics, formation of modern states, fundamentalist thought and practice, problems of the newer states sovereignty, smaller and middle-range countries of Eurasia. Her scholarly area of expertise covers methodology of comparative politics, comparative world politics, dialectics of sovereignty, Islamic and Middle East studies. Her research interests are mainly in the area of comparative world politics, methodology of comparative politics, political culture and political systems, Islamic and Middle East studies with special emphasis on Islam and democracy. She has written on sovereignty, state- and nation-building, de facto states, systems of government, political identity and political Islam.


Associate Professor Artiom Malgin
(Introduction to International Affairs and Strategic Governance)

Associate Professor Artiom Malgin (Introduction to International Affairs and Strategic Governance)

PhD, Head of Rector Secretariat

Vice-Rector on general issues

Associate Professor, Department of international relations and foreign policy of Russia

Chief Editor, “Eastern Europe. Perspectives” Journal

Artiom Malgin is a leading Russian expert on the post-Soviet space and the Eastern Europe. He took an active part in the organization and work of the high-level Russian-Polish Group on difficult issues, which is dealing with sensitive historic issues between the two countries. He has numerous publications on the issues related to the post-Soviet space and Eastern Europe, and has edited a number of textbooks on international relations and history of IR.

 


Professor Olga Malinova
(Political Science and Political Theory)

Professor Olga Malinova (Political Science and Political Theory)

Olga Malinova, Dr. of Philosophy, is the chief research fellow of the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor of Political Science Department of the Moscow Institute of International Relations (University); Professor of the Department of Applied Political Science of the Higher School of Economics. She is an author and editor of several books and articles about political discourse and political ideologies, symbolic politics, institutes and practices of the public sphere in Russia, liberalism, nationalism and national identity, including: Malinova, Olga, Liberal Nationalism (the Middle of the Nineteenth – the Beginning of the Twentieth Century) (Moscow: RIK Rusanova, 2000) (in Rus.), Malinova, Olga, Russia and “the West” in the Twentieth Century: Transformation of Discourse About Collective Identity (Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2009) (in Rus.), Ideas and Symbolic Space of Post-Soviet Russia: Dynamics, Institutional Environment, Actors, ed. by Olga Malinova (Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2011); Malinova, Olga. Constructing Meanings: Studies of Symbolic Politics in Modern Russia. Moscow: INION RAS, 2013 (forthcoming).

 


Associate Professor Elena Meleshkina
(Political Science and Political Theory)

Associate Professor Elena Meleshkina (Political Science and Political Theory)

Associate professor Elena Meleshkina - focuses on political methodology, including concept analysis, qualitative and quantitative methods and researches political party systems and electoral systems of democracies. She is the head of the political science department of the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences and is the editor of the Politicheskaya nauka journal.


Associate Professor Yulia Nikitina
(Introduction to International Affairs and Strategic Governance)

Associate Professor Yulia Nikitina (Introduction to International Affairs and Strategic Governance)

Yulia Nikitina is 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. She is the author of the bookCSTO and SCO: models of security regionalism(Navona, 2009, in Russian) and of the handbook Introduction to World Politics and International Relations(Aspect-Press, 2009, in Russian). She has written several articles on CSTO and SCO and co-authored the INSOR report CSTO: responsible security (2011).

 

Main publications in English:

Nikitina Y. The Collective Security Treaty Organization Trough the Looking-Glass / Yulia Nikitina // Problems of Post-Communism. - 2012. - Volume 59, Number 3. - P. 41-52.

Yulia Nikitina. Security cooperation in the Post-Soviet area within the Collective Security Treaty Organization // Dynamics of Economic and Political Recomposition in the Post-Soviet Space. - January 2013. - (ISPI Studies. No. 152). - Access mode: http://www.ispionline.it/it/documents/Analysis_152_2013.pdf

Nikitina Y. Legacy and Responsibility in the Post-Soviet Space / Yulia Nikitina // Bridging Divides in Eastern Europe. PONARS Eurasia Policy Perspectives, June 2012. - P. 14-18

 


Lecturer Maria Pavlova
(History of Russia)

Lecturer Maria Pavlova (History of Russia)

PhD (History)

Education:

2004 – 2009 - Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of History, Department of Southern and Western Slavic History.

2009-2012 - Lomonosov Moscow State University, Postgraduate studies.

Current academic appointments: Lecturer, Department of international relations and foreign policy of Russia, MGIMO University.

Foreign languages: English, Polish, Lithuanian, French.

Field of professional interests: Eastern European Studies, Russian Foreign policy and international relations in the Eastern Europe, Baltic Studies, Environmental History.

 


Professor Marina Safronchouk
(Economics)

Professor Marina Safronchouk (Economics)

As a lecturer I started my career at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) in 1993. At present I work as a lecturer and professor at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), as visiting professor at the Graduate School of Finance and Management at the Russian Presidential Academy of Nation Economy and Public Administration. Courses: microeconomics, macroeconomics. I regularly participate in international conferences and have a number of publications including textbooks and articles.


Professor Marina Simonova
(Statistics)

Professor Marina Simonova (Statistics)

Professor Marina Simonova is 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 honour on the occasion of 200 years’ anniversary of the Ministry of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation.

At MGIMO Professor Simonova teaches the following courses at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels: Theory of statistics, Economic statistics, System of national accounts, Statistics of foreign trade, Business statistics, International Standards of Economiс Statistics, Financial Market Indicators in SNA.

Among her publications are 3 academic researches, 60 scientific articles, and 7 textbooks, two of which are recommended for higher education institutions as primary literature by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.

 


Associate Professor Mikhail Stolbov
(Economics)

Associate Professor Mikhail Stolbov (Economics)

I started my career as a lecturer at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) in 2007. At present I am an Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Economics at MGIMO. Courses: microeconomics, macroeconomics, industrial organization, macroeconomic analysis of banking and financial markets. I regularly publish research papers in Russian and international peer-reviewed journals and have been involved as a senior researcher in a number of projects financed by the Ministry of Education and the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation. Member of the American Economic Association (AEA) and European Economic Association (EEA).

 


Professor Irina Strelets
(Economics)

Professor Irina Strelets (Economics)

I started my career as a lecturer at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) in 1991. At present I work as a lecturer and professor at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), as visiting professor at Financial University at the Government of the Russian Federation and at Moscow International Higher Business School (MIRBIS-Institute). Courses: microeconomics, macroeconomics, network economics, innovation economics. I regularly participate in international conferences and have a number of publications including books, textbooks & articles.


 

VISITING PROFESSORS


Lecturer Anton Ageychev
(IT and Internet Communications in Governance)

Lecturer Anton Ageychev (IT and Internet Communications in Governance)

Graduated from MGIMO-University (School of Political Science) in 2009; in 2011 proceeded to the degree of Master of International journalism at MGIMO-University. During the study he served internship in “RosBusinessConsulting” news agency as the observer of special projects department and in the Center of Analytical Monitoring at MGIMO-University as line manager on research of problems in Afghanistan.

From 2010 to 2012 he worked in the Executive Directorate of Global Policy Forum under the auspices of President D.A.Medvedev. From April to July, 2012 Anton was the project manager of Technical Directorate of the APEC CEO Summit. From October to December, 2012 he was the deputy program director of the Russian Innovation Convention (RIC) 2012 at “Skolkovo”.

From March to October, 2012 Anton was the editor of “Viperson.ru” and the coauthor of the “Nasledie.ru” project. Since October, 2012 he is the head of service of political profiles in the net “Politix.ru”.

Author of the book “iGovernance. Internet regulation: theory and problem background. Moscow. Publisher: “U Nikitskih vorot”, 2013.

 


Lecturer Stanislav Apetyan
(IT and Internet Communications in Governance)

Lecturer Stanislav Apetyan (IT and Internet Communications in Governance)

Expert of Foundation for civil society development, visiting professor of the National Research University - Higher School of Economics, member of the Committee for Cooperation with the public, consumers, government and information policy of the Board of Directors of Rossetti, blogger. Previously, worked in the political and government institutions, including the Presidential Executive Office. Key professional interests: «new media» development in Russia and other countries, and current political process in Russia.

 


Associate Professor Andrey Iserov
(World History)

Associate Professor Andrey Iserov (World History)

Andrey Iserov is Senior Research Fellow at the Center of North American Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of World History. In 2002 he graduated from the Moscow State University History Department, in 2002-2004 he studied at Collège Universitaire Français (Moscow) with a major in history. In 2004-2005 he was a Fulbright Graduate Student at Boston-based Massachusetts Historical Society. In May 2006 he successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis and was awarded a degree of kandidat nauk (Ph.D. equivalent) in history.

Andrey Iserov is an author of numerous books and articles on American and Russian history. Also he is a member of the following professional associations:

  • Société internationale détude du XVIIIe siècle;
  • Russian Association of Historians of the United States.


Lecturer Sergey Krechetov
(Business and Personal Communication)

Lecturer Sergey Krechetov (Business and Personal Communication)

Graduate of MGIMO in International Affairs, People's Friendship University in History with Honour and MAEL in Management and Organisation. Sergey has been working with a string of international organisations, including UNESCO, ICC and BIE as well as working with International Relations Department of Sberbank. He has been working with MGIMO and MAEL as a course leader in the areas of business communication and business English writing. Associate member of BASEES and SGECR. Sergey is the founder of Ultimate Business Consulting Ltd a Russo-British management & business English communication and soft skills consultancy. He is engaged in writing a book on business English writing. When not working his hobbies include writing about Russian Eighteenth-Century.

       
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