Russian Regional Politics: Trends and Dead-ends

Thursday, February 4, 2016
12:15 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)

Please join us for a talk with Rostislav Turovsky, Professor, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, and Head of the Laboratory for Regional Political Studies; Vice-president, Centre for Political Technologies. The talk will discuss current developments in Russia’s regional politics.

Rostislav Turovsky is Professor and Head of the Laboratory for Regional Political Studies at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He is also Vice-President, Center for Political Technologies, a political consulting firm. He received his undergraduate degree in geography, and Ph.D. in political science from Moscow State University. 
Previously he worked as a senior advisor to the Gorbachev Foundation; and as a consultant and advisor to the International Foundation of Economic and Social Reforms (“Reforma” Foundation). He then became the lead research fellow at the Russian Scientific Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage (Heritage Institute). From 2009 to 2012 he worked at Moscow State University as a professor of Political Science. During this time he served as the Vice-President of the Russian Political Science Association. 
Turovsky’s main research interests include: regional politics, federalism, regional and local government, centre-regional relations; elite recruitment; subnational elections, and party systems and electoral behavior in hybrid/authoritarian regimes. He teaches courses on “Regional Politics” and “Electoral Analysis.”