Please join the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations at the Harriman Institute for a talk by Nikolay Petrov, Professor and Head of the Laboratory for Regional Development Assessment Methods, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
Prof. Petrov will discuss his ongoing research project evaluating the level of democracy in Russia’s federal subjects, as well as his new research assessing socio-political tension in Russia’s regions.
Nikolay Petrov is a professor and head of the Laboratory for Regional Development Assessment Methods at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. For many years, he was scholar-in-residence at the Carnegie Moscow Center, where he directed the Society and Regions project. He also heads the Center for Political-Geographic Research. Petrov is a columnist for the information agency RBC (RosBusinessConsulting), a member of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia), a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, and a member of the scientific boards of: The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies; Russian Politics; Russian Politics & Law; and Region: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. During 1990–1995, he served as an advisor to the Russian parliament, government, and presidential administration.