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Vladimir Rouvinski

Former George F. Kennan Fellow


November 24, 2016 — January 24, 2017

Professional affiliation

Director, Center for Inter-Disciplinary Studies, Icesi University, Cali, Colombia

Wilson Center Projects

From Comrades to Cossacks: The Symbolic Politics of Russia in the US “Near Abroad"

Full Biography

Vladimir Rouvinski is Director, Laboratory of Politics and International Relations (PoInt), and Associate Professor, Department of Political Studies, at Icesi University in Cali, Colombia. He graduated from Irkutsk State University, in Russia, majoring in history and international relations, and he also holds MA and PhD in International Development and Cooperation from Hiroshima University in Japan. Before joining Icesi University in 2007, Vladimir worked with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), education and research institutions in Russia, Japan, and Colombia, and he speaks Russian, English, and Spanish. Vladimir’s area of expertise is Russian and Asian countries relations with Latin America.

Major Publications

Rouvinski, Vladimir (2015). “Russia and ALBA: A Marriage of Convenience?” in Bruce M. Bagley and Magdalena Defort, eds. , Decline of the U.S. Hegemony?: A Challenge of ALBA and a New Latin American Integration of the Twenty-First Century (Security in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century), Lexington Books


Rouvinski, Vladimir (2015). “Russian Re-Engagement with Latin America: Energy and Beyond” in Bruce M Bagley, Dina Mouliokova and Hannda S.Kaab, eds. “The Impact of Emerging Economies on Global Energy and the Environment: Challenges Ahead”, Lexington Books


Rouvinski, Vladimir (2007). "History Speaks Our Language! A Comparative Study of Historical Narratives in Soviet and Post-Soviet History Textbooks", in Internationale Schulbuchforschung, v.29 (3): 235 – 257