Mailing Address: 2, Dvoryanskaya str., Department of International Relations, Institute of Social Sciences, Odesa National University, Odessa, 65082, Ukraine.

Office address: 24/26, Frantsuzky blvd. Center for International Studies (room 70), Odessa National University

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Organization: Odesa National University named after I.I. Mechnikov, Institute of Social Sciences.

Present Position

  • Senior research fellow and European Studies program coordinator at the Center for International Studies, Odesa National University, 1996-present.
  • Assistant Prof. Department of International Relations, Institute of Social Sciences, Odesa National University - 1999-present.
  • Project director from Odesa part – “Public monitoring of EU member states visa issuance policies and practices in Ukraine” in the framework of all-Ukrainian civic consortium “Europe without Barriers” funded by International Renaissance Foundation (IRF). 2008-2013.
  • Project coordinator ReSET “The EU as an Emerging European Security Actor: exploring theoretical paradigms”, funded by Higher Education Support Program (HESP), Open Society Institute (OSI). – 2010– present.
  • Contact person from Odesa National University (partner) - 530465-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-BE-TEMPUS-SMGR, Fostering Sustainable and Autonomous Higher Education Systems in the Eastern Neighbouring Area; - 2012- present
  • Contact person from Odesa National University (partner) - 530391-2012-SI-JPCR, European Neighbourhood Policy Law and Good Governance. – 2012-present

Previous positions (realized projects)

  • Project coordinator from Ukrainian partner site –“BRIDGE Fostering mutual understanding and cooperation of EU with Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Russia” realizing by Institute for Ethnic and Regional Studies (Slovenia) and (co)financed by the EuropeAid of the European Commission. 2008 – 2012.
  • Project coordinator “The development of cooperation between the Center for the International Studies, Odessa I. Mechnikov National University and Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS): Portugal and Ukraine’s path to EU”. Funded by International Renaissance Foundation (IRF). 2009-2011.
  • Project coordinator - "Preparation and organization of analytical and scientific methodological activities in the framework of the Ukraine-NATO Action Plan 2007 (2008) in Odessa region" under the contract between the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Odessa National University, funded by state budget of Ukraine. 2007-2008.
  • Project coordinator Jean Monnet Project “Europe in Odessa – Odessa in Europe” (Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence) funded by Education and Culture DG Lifelong Learning Programme of the EU. – 2007- 2008.
  • Project coordinator ReSET “European Security and NIS: new teaching framework for a New Europe”, funded by Higher Education Support Program (HESP), Open Society Institute (OSI). – 2005 –2007.
  • Field representative in Odessa.International Research and Exchange Board (IREX), 1999- 2005.
  • Teaching assistant (TA) of CEP visiting lecturer, course – “Politics and theories of European Integration” 2002- 2003.
  • Project coordinator “Defining European Studies: National experience and Regional Perspectives” Higher Education Support Program (HESP) Summer School, Odessa, 2002.
  • Center coordinator CART (Center for Advance Research and Teaching) European Studies in framework of Megaproject of International Renascence Foundation (IRF). March 2001- March 2002.
  • Project coordinator Youth development center “Socio” funded by UK Department for International Development. 2000-2002.
  • Youth Program Coordinator Regional Charity Foundation of Social Initiatives “XXI century”, 2000- 2002.
  • Peace Core Volunteer counterpart, 2000-2002.
  • Contact person and project manager from Institute of Social Sciences «European Integration Studies at Odessa University», project carried out by the program TEMPUS of the EU, 1997- 2001.
  • East-East Program coordinator- International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), Odessa branch (Soros Foundation in Ukraine). 1995-1996.

Education and qualification

  • Odesa State University, Ukraine, PhD-student, Department of International Relation (adviser Professor S.J. Appatov) 1996-1999.
  • Odesa State University, Ukraine, MA in History, 1991-1996.

International Experience

  • High School-exchange program South Saint Paul MN. USA (Fall 1990).
  • Being a student I have been participating in several international conferences. Within the frame of Civic Education Project - Chernovtsy (March 1995); “New Democracies In Europe: Translating The West” Vienna (Austria) – (April, 1995); Odesa (April 1996). In additional to the conferences I’ve had a course of CEP lectures on Comparative Politics and International Politics;
  • International Studies History Association -ISHA (Odessa branch)- History and Theory of International Relations, participated in the Annual ISHA Conference in Vienna (Austria) - April 1996.
  • Workshop on case writing and teaching under the aegis of International Affairs Network (Pittsburgh University - USA – St.Petersburg State University - Russia), St. Petersburg, (Russian Federation), June 1997.
  • Second annual junior scholars conference organized by Jan Masaryk Center of International Studies at the University of Economics in Prague (Czech Republic), May 1998.
  • International conference «Change of societies in transition Ethnic Policy and Civil Society», Riga (Latvia) October, 1998.
  • First Annual Convention of Central and Eastern European Association of International Studies (CEEISA), Prague (Czech Republic), April 1999.
  • Case Writing Seminar (International Affairs Network) in Pittsburgh University (USA), June 1999.
  • ISHA Conference, “Being Young in Europe. Education and Cultural Frontiers throughout History” Bucharest (Romania) July 2000.
  • Summer School on European International Relations,(EIRSS-ECPR) University of Tampere (Finland) July – August 2000.
  • Conference. ”Teaching European Studies in South-Eastern Europe” Sofia (Bulgaria) March 2001.
  • Young Scholars International conference “European Integration – Impacts of Globalization” Prague, (Czech Republic), June 2001.
  • European Studies summer course at International Economic University, London, (United Kingdom) August – September 2001.
  • Higher Education Support Program (HESP) Summer School course director orientation, Central European University (CEU), Budapest (Hungary), March 2002.
  • Workshop"Together towards Europe", Polish Robert Schuman Foundation, Warsaw (Poland) October, 2003.
  • Conference "Political Science and State Authorities Interaction in the Formation of the Political Processes in Russian Federation and New Independent States", Eurasian Political Studies Network's, Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation) February 2004.
  • Conference “Facing the European Elections”, Hungarian Europe Society, Central European University, Budapest (Hungary) June 2004.
  • Сonference “Enlargement and the future of European Union: parallel paths or crossroads?”, Maastricht and Gent Universities, Warsaw (Poland), July, 2004.
  • Conference “Enlargement and New Europe after 2004”, European Law Journal, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires, Universite de Droit, d’Economie et des Sciences d’Aix-Marseille III, Faculte de Droit et de Science Politique. Aix-en-Provence (France), September 2004.
  • Visiting Scholar, Center for Nations in Transition, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota (in framework of the Eurasia Professional Exchanges and Training Program with support of the US Department of State). Minneapolis (USA), August 2005.
  • Annual convention of American Political Science Association (APSA), Washington (USA), September 2005.
  • Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar, Munk Centre for International Studies, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto (Canada), November – December 2005.
  • Visit of “Young NGOs representatives and students from Ukraine” to NATO HQ and SHAPE, Brussels (Belgium), March 2006.
  • Conference, “Black-Caspian Seas Regional Security: Frozen Conflicts, New Challenges and Adequate Responses”, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi (Georgia), May 2006.
  • Conference “European Democracy – EU Problem or Solution?” School of International Studies, University of Trento. Trento (Italy), June-July 2006.
  • 4th convention of the Russian International Studies Association (RISA), “Space and time in world politics and international relations”, MGIMO-University. Moscow (Russian Federation),September 2006.
  • Conference, “European Union and Its New Neighborhood: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities”. Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius (Lithuania), October 2006.
  • Orientation and General Program Meeting of Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching (ReSET) of the Open Society Institute’s Higher Education Support Program (HESP), Istanbul (Turkey), March 2007.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Odesa Standing Group on Theory, History and Historiography of the International Relations, 1994 - Present.
  • Guest speaker and panelist in numerous conferences, workshops, trainings in Ukraine on European integration, International relations, Teaching methodology, NGO development organized by partner institutions (Kiev, Lviv, Donentsk, Uzgorod, Chernivci, Lutsk, Semfiropol Universities, Counterpart Alliance Partnership, British Council, US Embassy Public Affairs Section, Ministry of Foreign affairs of Ukraine, Odesa Regional Public Administration, IREX, etc.)
  • Participant in the International Relations Case Development Project, International Affairs Network, 1996 - 2000;
  • Member of the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA), 1997 - present.
  • Member of Atlantic Council of Ukraine (Odesa branch) – 1998 – present.
  • Standing group on International Relations. (ECPR) – EIRSS-Tampere 2000 participant.
  • Member of International Studies Association (ISA) – 2005 – present.
  • Member of American Political Science Association (APSA) – 2005

Areas of Academic and Research Specialization

Theory and history of international relations, Foreign Policy of Ukraine, European Studies, European Security, NATO-Ukraine cooperation, EU-Ukraine relations, EU enlargement, Eastern and Central Europe in transition, implementation of European standards of democracy and social infrastructure in Ukraine.

The theme of dissertation is «Ukraine in the System of European Integration».

Current lecturing courses

  • “European Union and other institutions of united Europe” for 4th grade, Division of International Relations, Odesa National University.
  • “Ukraine and European integration” for Magister Program, Division of Sociology, Odesa National University.
  • “International Organizations” for 5th grade, Division of International Relations, Odesa National University.

Additional Information: Fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and English languages.

List of main publications

  1. New international "actoring" of Ukraine in the context of the process of EU Eastern enlargement. //Scientific Bulletin. Odesa State Economic University. Ukrainian Association of Young Scientists. (Economics, Politics, History). -2009. -№ 12(90). -P.172-178. (Russian)
  2. The enlargement of European Union and Ukraine as a new “actor” in contemporary international relations in Europe. In the book: "Policy of Ukraine in the Black Sea-Caspian region in the context of the European Union strategy: from cooperation to collaboration”/Regional Branch of the National Institute for Strategic Studies.-Regional Representative Office of Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine and Belarus /edited by A. Volovich - Odesa.: Phoenix, 2008. - pp. 148-152. (Russian)
  3. Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine: global and regional dimension: analytical collection/ ISS ONU. In co-authorship with I. Koval, V. Dubovyk, S. Glebov, A. Hudenko. - Odesa: Astroprint, 2008. - 144 pp. (Ukrainian)
  4. Challenges of European Security and contemporary role of NATO for Ukraine and the world. / / Odesa National University Herald. - Odesa. 2008. - Volume 13. Issue 5 (sociology and political science). - Pp. 823-833. (Ukrainian)
  5. Evolution of NATO’s role and the current security challenges in Odesa public opinion. / / In the book: On the Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine. Dialogue of neighbors: Ukraine - Slovakia. Institute for Public Affairs. Bratislava. 2008.-Pp.59-71. (Ukrainian)
  6. Evolution of NATO’s roll: aggressiveness or expanded understanding of security. - Materials of autumn NATO Academy, Donetsk. NATO and security issues in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. //Bulletin of the Research and Information Center for International Security and Euro-Atlantic cooperation of Donetsk National University, Donetsk, 2008. - P.34-37.(Russian)
  7. EU Enlargement: implications for Ukraine. – “Development of cross-border cooperation with regions of EU member states”. International conference, digest of reports. 18.05.2007 / Department of Foreign Economic Activities and European Integration of Odesa Regional State Administration. - Odesa: Astroprint, 2007. - Pp. 51-53.(Russian)
  8. “European and Euro Atlantic integration of Ukraine: in reaction of population of Odesa region” in the book “Crossborder and regional cooperation between Ukraine and countries of Central and Eastern Europe as important part of European strategy of Ukraine”, Kyiv, 2004 (Ukrainian)
  9. Regional dimensions of European and Euro Atlantic integration of Ukraine: view from Odesa region. (coauthor I. Koval) “Doslidzennia svitovoji polityky”(Institute of World Economy and International Relations, NAS of Ukraine) #27, 2004 – Kyiv (Ukrainian)
  10. “About the future role of national minorities in Europe and in Ukraine within the context of broadening of authorities of all-European international organizations” in book “Integracija un etnopolitika”, Riga, 2000. – 514 p. (English)
  11. “Ukraine and European integration in the context of regionalism” Uzhgorod, Uzhgorod State University, 2000 (Ukrainian)
  12. “To the issue of the history of relations between Ukraine and European institutions and place of Council of Europe in this process”, “Actualny problemy polityky” (Odesa National Academy of Law) # 9, 2000 – Odesa (Russian).
  13. “International European organizations and national minorities in contemporary Europe”, “Doslidzennia svitovoji polityky”(Institute of World Economy and International Relations, NAS of Ukraine) #12, 2000 – Kyiv (Ukrainian)
  14. “The factors of Ukrainian integration into Europe”, “Doslidzennia svitovoji polityky”(Institute of World Economy and International Relations, NAS of Ukraine) #9, 2000 – Kyiv (Ukrainian)
  15. “Integration of Ukraine in Europe: factors “pro and contra” in book “Europe on the eve on new area”, 2000, Kyiv (Russian).
  16. “Relationship among Ukraine, European Union and the Council of Europe within period from 1991 till nowadays” in book «European Integration in a Changing World», Prague, 1999. – 402. (English).
  17. “The Council of Europe and democratic reforms in Ukraine’’. Odesa State University. 1998. - Odesa (Ukrainian).
  18. “Ukraine in the system of European Integration”. Inst. of Social Science, Odessa University,1997. - Odesa (Russian).