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Igor Zevelev

Director, Russia Office

Igor Zevelev directs the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur's Russia office.

Igor comes to the Foundation with strong academic credentials and varied experience as a scholar, teacher, and analyst of Russian politics, foreign policy, and international security. He holds a Doctor of Sciences degree in political science from the Institute of International Relations and World Economy (IMEMO) in Moscow, where he served as Deputy Director and Head of Department at the Center for Developing Countries. He has held visiting professorships at Macalester College, the University of California at Berkeley, San Jose State University, and the University of Washington, and taught for five years at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany. He has published five books and numerous articles. He comes to MacArthur after having served as Washington Bureau Chief for the RIA Novosti Russian News and Information Agency.

Igor Zevelev works on the following MacArthur programs and projects:

Human Rights & International Justice

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