Mikhail Molchanov, Visiting Professor of Political Science, Department of International Studies, American University of Sharjah
He has worked as senior policy analyst for the Government of Canada, and as professor of political science at several Canadian universities. His research focuses on international relations in Eurasia. Dr. Molchanov’s projects have been supported by the United Nations University, the United States Institute of Peace, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, NATO and the Canadian International Development Agency. In 2011, he was awarded the Japan Foundation’s prestigious Japanese Studies Fellowship, and in 2012, 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. Dr. Molchanov has authored and co-authored 7 books and nearly 120 articles and book chapters, including, most recently, Eurasian Regionalisms and Russian Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2015). He is Section Program Chair for the Postcommunist States (POSTCOMM) Section of the International Studies Association and leads the Working Group on International Political Sociology for the International Political Science Association.