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Dr Mikhail A. Molchanov

International Relations

University of Victoria



Mikhail A. Molchanov lectures at the University of Victoria, Canada. He has worked as senior policy analyst for the Government of Canada and served as Professor of Political Science at several Canadian universities. His research focuses on international relations in Eurasia. His projects have been supported by the United Nations University and the United States Institute of Peace, NATO, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian International Development Agency.

In 2011, he was awarded the Japan Foundation’s prestigious Japanese Studies Fellowship, and in 2012 was elected Foreign Member of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine. He is the winner of the inaugural Robert H. Donaldson prize of the International Studies Association (ISA) for the best paper written on the postcommunist region.

Mikhail has authored and co-authored nearly 120 articles and book chapters, and published seven books in three languages, including, most recently, Eurasian Regionalisms and Russian Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2015). He is Section Program Chair for the Postcommunist States Section of the International Studies Association, leads the Working Group on International Political Sociology for the International Political Science Association, and sits on the Advisory Board of the University of Salamanca Global and International Studies Program’s Think Tank.