Russia and Eurasia Experts
Professor, Shippensburg University
Head of Economics of Science and Innovation Policy Division, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences
Irina Dezhina's research interests are focused on modern Russian science policy and creation of the national inovation system. Her project at the Kennan Institute breaks away from the traditional focus on politics and society in civil society by reorienting attention to the sciences, a domain that has been shadowed by more public displays of civic identity.
Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Kansas
Alexander C. Diener is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. After earning his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alex was a Title VIII Research Fellow at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center. He then taught at Pepperdine University before taking a post-doctoral fellowship at George Washington University (2010-2011) and being named Regional...
Principal Political Scientist, Global Development Network
Principal Researcher, Center for Economic Efficient Policy, Ministry of Macroeconomics and Statistics, Tashkent Researcher, Department of Regional Development Strategy of Center for Economic Efficient Policy
Doctor, Higher School of Ecology and Biotechnology
Former Washington Post reporter and author of One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War