Igor Zevelev
Director of the Russian Office at the John D. and CatherineT. MacArthur Foundation.

Previous positions: Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences (1981-1988); Researcher and department head at the Institute of the World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1988-1999); invited Professor at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, California University in Berkley, and George Washington University. Professor of Russian Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (2000-2005); Bureau Chief of Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti, Washington (2005- 2008).

Selected publications: Published five books, including: “Russia and Its New Diasporas” (2001), “Global Security in the New Millennium: Russian-American Prospects”(co-editor, 1999), “Modern Asia: Socio-Political Development and Human Rights” (1991), and also many articles.