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Education

June 2001 - MA in International Relations, Department of International Relations, Institute of Social Sciences, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University;

July 2000 - BA in International Relations, Department of International Relations, Institute of Social Sciences, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University

Scientific degree

February 2014 – PhD in Political Sciences, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. PhD thesis: “Impact of the Great Britain, France and Germany on the European Politics Making: Economic, Foreign and Security Policy Dimensions”.

Work experience

2001 – now - Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations, Institute of Social Sciences, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University

2001 – now - Senior Research Fellow, Center for International Studies, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University

2004 – March 2015 - Senior Research Fellow, Odessa Regional Branch of National Institute for Strategic Studies

Additional trainings

  • June 16-20, 2015 – Training “Security Sector Reform. Slovak Experience”, organized by Arseniy Yatsenyuk «Open Ukraine» Foundation, Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (Slovakia) and NGO “Promotion of intercultural cooperation” (Odessa);
  • 20-22 March 2015 – Training-Seminar “Nonviolent methods to protect the civilian population during the conflict", organized in the frame of Ukrainian Peacebuilding School by the Center for Middle East Studies, an international NGO “Nonviolent Peaceforce” and NGOs “Promotion of intercultural cooperation” with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ukraine (Odessa);
  • 2-3 February 2015 – Methodology Workshop “Ukrainian Nuclear History” organized by Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden);
  • September 29 - October 3, 2014 - Intensive course on Nonproliferation and disarmament at the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP, Vienna, Austria);
  • April 2014 - Internship at the University of Babes-Boyai (Romania) in the frame of the TEMPUS EUNEG Academic mobility;
  • December 2013, January 2014 - Methodology Seminar on scenarios development “Ukraine-EU relations beyond Vilnius?” organized by Representation of Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine);
  • 2010-2013 - Summer Schools in the frame of the International Project ReSET “European Union: normative, imperial, status quo or realpolitik type of international actor?” (Odessa);
  • 2004-2007 - Summer Schools in the frame of the International Project ReSET “European Security and CIS” (Odessa);
  • April 2007 - Advanced Study Institute (NATO Security Through Science Program) “Security Sector Transformation in the Wider Black Sea Area” (Bansko, Bulgaria);
  • April 2005 – Training “Shaping the future of Europe”, jointly organized by CAP (University of Munich), International Renaissance Foundation, Institute for International Studies of Integration and Globalization and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Dnipropetrovsk);
  • September 2004 - X Cervia International Summer School “Beyond the Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighborhood” (Cervia, Italy).

Participation in the conferences, workshops

  • International Summer Schools on Nonproliferation (Odessa, 2009-2015);
  • International Round-table “Perspectives of European reforms in Ukraine: internal potential and experience of neighbours” (Odessa, May 2014);
  • International Scientific Conference “What after Vilnius: Internal and International Implications of the Vilnius Summit for Ukraine” (Ostroh, April 2014);
  • International Conference “Ukraine after the Maidan” (Kyiv, November 2014);
  • International round table “Ukraine and the South Caucasus countries: common problems, common solutions?” (Odessa, October 2014);
  • International Forum “Cooperation in the Black Sea region and the EU: Challenges and Prospects” (Odessa, August 2014);
  • Round table “Southwest Ukraine in the context of current political, social, economic, geopolitical and security transformations” (Odessa, June 2014);
  • International Conference “European perspective of Ukraine and visa policy of the EU states: challenges and opportunities” (Donetsk, November 2013);
  • Project “Evaluation of the European Union member-states visa-migration practices dynamics – Odessa region” (Odessa, October 2013);
  • International Conference “Ukraine – Romania: partners or competitors?” (Odessa, October 2013);
  • International Conference “Eastern Partnership: aims – experience – challenges. Implementation process analysis in the partner states” (Kyiv, October 2013);
  • International Conference “Kyiv between the European and Eurasian Unions: The impact of Brussels and Moscow on Ukrainian domestic affairs” (Kyiv, September 2013);
  • International Conference “V4 and the Eastern Partnership: Towards the Vilnius Summit” (Odessa, June 2013);
  • Project “Formation of the agenda of Ukraine's chairmanship of the OSCE in 2013”, Odessa Branch of the National Institute for Strategic Studies Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation and Representation of Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine (Odessa, Kyiv, 2012);
  • International Conferences and Seminars in the frame of Project BRIDGE – Fostering mutual understanding and co-operation of the EU with Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine (Odessa, Yalta, 2008-2012);
  • Meeting of the Working Group “Regional Dimension of the European integration strategy in Ukraine: regional development and international cooperation” of National Convention of Ukraine to the EU (Odessa, February 2012);
  • Conference of young scientists “Southern wing of Eurasia: competition and cooperation” (Kyiv, December 2011),
  • International Conference “Perspectives for Transnistria settlement: problem of coordination of main actors’ positions” (Odessa, November 2011),
  • International Round Table “Black Sea Region: geopolitical dilemma or top priority area?” (Odessa, May 2011),
  • Conference on security and cooperation in the Black Sea (Odessa, November 2009),
  • International Conference “Ukraine and Georgia in the context of political, economic and security transformations” (Odessa, October 2009),
  • International Conference “Risks and Threats to Security at the Wider Black Sea Region” (Kyiv, September 2009),
  • Round Table “Problems of Protection of Ukraine’s National Interests” (Odessa, September 2009),
  • NATO Academy “NATO’s transformation and the security challenges of today” (Odessa, May 2008),
  • Conference “Frozen conflicts in the Wider Black Sea Region” (Odessa, May 2008),
  • International Conference “Outcomes of Bucharest Summit and Black Sea Dimension of European Security” (Kyiv, April 2008),
  • Round Table “EU-Ukraine: Steps Towards” (Odessa, May 2008),
  • Round Table “The EU-Ukraine Cooperation: Challenges and Tendencies” (Odessa, May 2008),
  • International Conference “Ukraine’ Policy at the Black and Caspian Seas in the Context of the European Union Strategy: form interaction to cooperation” (Odessa, July 2008),
  • VI International Scientific Conference “Problems and Prospects of Cooperation Between Countries of South-Eastern Europe Within Context of Black Sea Economic Cooperation and GUAM” (Odessa-Donetsk, September 2008),
  • International Conference “Black Sea Area: from Interaction to Regional System of Cooperation and Security” (Kyiv, September 2008),
  • IIIrd International Conference on the Issues of Inter-regional Cooperation in the Black Sea Basin (Odessa, June 2007),
  • Round table “Foreign Policy’s Ambition of Ukraine” (Odessa, June 2007),
  • Seminar “European Union: 50 Years after Rome Treaties. European Challenges of Ukraine” (Odessa, May 2007),
  • Round table “Regional aspects of European integration of Ukraine. Role of Black Sea region” (Odessa, May 2007),
  • International Scientific Conference “Perspectives of Cooperation Between EU and Regional Organizations of Black Sea Region” (Odessa, May 2007),
  • Scientific Round-table “European Integration of Ukraine at the Contemporary Stage of State-Building” (Odessa, October 2006),
  • “Sevastopol Forum - 2006” on “Southern Vector of the Foreign Policy Strategy of Ukraine (Sevastopol, October 2006),
  • International Scientific Conference “Expanding the EU and NATO: Securing Peace from the Black to the Baltic Sea” (Odessa, July 2006),
  • NATO Academy “Security Challenges and Opportunities in the Mediterranean-Black-Caspian Seas: Role of NATO and Other Actors” (Odessa, May 2006),
  • International Conference “Regional Cooperation and Security in the Black Sea Region” (Odessa, May 2006),
  • International Scientific Conference “Cooperation and Coordination of the BSEC Activities with European and EuroAtlantic and Regional Organizations” (Kyiv, May 2006),
  • International Scientific Conference “Role of Regions in the Realization of Eurointegration Strategy of Ukraine” (Odessa, May 2006)
  • -ound table “Transdnistria: Internal Problem or Factor of Risk for European Integration of Ukraine and Moldova” (Kyiv, February 2006),
  • Scientific Conference “European Integration as an Instrument of Reforms in the Countries of the Black Sea Region” (Odessa, September 2005),
  • International Scientific Conference “Perspectives of Development of Ukrainian-Romanian Relations” (Kyiv, April 2005),
  • International Scientific Conference “Slovakia and Ukraine: Sharing Experience on European Integration” (Odessa, March 2005),
  • Scientific Conference “Transborder and Regional Cooperation Between Ukraine and the CEECs as an Important Part of Ukrainian European Strategy: Young Scholars’ View” (Kyiv, May 2004),
  • Workshop “The Enlarged EU and its Immediate Neighbourhood: Moving Towards a Cooperative Framework” (Odessa, February 2004),
  • Workshop “Ukraine, Poland and NATO: Regional Security of Central and Eastern Europe in the Time of NATO Transformation” (Odessa, September 2003),
  • Scientific Seminar “Ukraine in the Context of Global and Regional Transformation at the End of XX – at the beginning of XXI Century”. (Odessa, May 2003),
  • Academic Skills Development Workshop “Impact of the European Union ‘Eastern’ Enlargement” (Odessa, February 2003),
  • CEP teaching development workshop “EU eastern enlargement: security implications” (Odessa, February 2003),
  • HESP (Higher Education Support Program) International Summer School “Defining European Studies: National Experiences and Regional Perspectives” (Odessa, July-August 2002);
  • “Teaching European Studies” Workshop with CEP (Odessa, January 2002),
  • Odessa Summer School on European Studies (under the framework of the Megaproject, Soros Foundation), (Odessa, July-August 2001)

Publications

  • The system of regional relations of Central and of Eastern European countries in the context of Ukrainian-Russian conflict // Actual Issues of International Relations and Diplomacy (1918 - beginning of XXI century.) : thesis of the II International Scientific Conference, Vitebsk, April 23-24, 2015. – Vitebsk, 2015. – P. 263-267. (rus)
  • Is Neutrality a Solution for Ukraine's Security? // Ukraine after Euromaidan: Challenges and Hopes / Viktor Stepanenko and Yaroslav Pylynskyi, Eds. - Bern: Peter Lang, 2014. - 271 p. - C. 115-124.
  • Ukrainian factor of the European Union foreign policy towards the Eastern Partnership countries: challenges of 2014 // Bulletin ONU. Series Sociology and Political Science. Volume 19, Issue 2 (21). - Odessa: Astroprint, 2014. (ukr)
  • Does neutrality guarantee the security of Ukraine? // Agora. - Issue 13 - 2014. - 100 p. - P. 93-98. (ukr)
  • Ukraine's foreign policy as a factor of geopolitical leadership of the EU and Russia // Actual Issues of International Relations. - Vol. 120. Part 1. - Kyiv, Kyiv Institute of International Relations, 2014. - P. 59-72.
  • The Future of EU-Ukraine Relations 2030. Four Scenarios. - Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. - Berlin, 2014. - March.
  • Regional dimension of the European Union policy towards Eastern Partnership countries// Eastern Partnership: aims – experience – challenges. Implementation process analysis in the partner states : ed. by P. Bajor. – Krakow: Rsiegarnia Academicka, 2013. – P. 59-78. (rus)
  • Ukraine in the triangle of the EU-Ukraine-Russia interests// European integration in the context of world globalization processes: collection of papers of scientific conference (December 19, 2013). – Odessa, 2014. (ukr)
  • The European perspectives of Ukraine in the contexts of the European Union and Russia interests// European perspective of Ukraine and visa policy of the EU states: challenges and opportunities : thesis of the International Conference, Donetsk, November 15, 2013. – P. 302-311. (ukr)
  • Interests and ideas of the EU Big Three in the context of the European Integration Theory (communication aspects)// Реторика и политическа комуникация. Електронно научно списание. – 2013. – Брой 10. – Режим доступу: http://rhetoric.bg (rus)
  • Analytical Paper “The strategic priorities of Ukraine in the Black Sea Region” – Odessa, 2013. – 168 p. (ukr)
  • Interests and ideas of the EU member-state in the context of the European Integration Theory//Actual Issues of International Relations and Diplomacy (II half of XX- beginning of the XXI century) : : thesis of the International Conference, Vitebsk, April 25-26, 2013. – Vitebsk, 2013. – P. 16-19. (rus)
  • Analytical Paper “Ukraine in the System of International Activities for Transnistria Settlement: Priorities and Instruments” – Odesa, 2011. (ukr)
  • Analytical Paper “Security Sector Reform at the Black Sea States (Azerbaijan, Bulgary, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Turkey): Experience for Ukraine” – Odesa, 2011. (ukr)
  • Transnistria Settlement – pilot project of Russia-EU “reloading”? (in co-authorship with Devjatkov A., Tolkochova A.) // Actual Issues of International Relations. Special Issue. – 2011. -. Issue 102. Vol. ІІ. – P. 80-93. (rus)
  • Realization of Ukraine’s Strategic Interests in the frame of Regionаl Cooperation from Baltic to Caspian (multilateral cooperation)//Ukraine at 2005-2009: Strategic Evaluations of Political, Social and Economic Development. – Кyiv, 2009. – 655 p. (in co-authorship) (ukr)
  • Perspectives of the EU-Ukraine cooperation at the process of Transnistria Conflict’ Settlement // Ukraine Policy at the Black and Caspian Sea in the Context of the EU Strategy: from Interaction to Cooperation: collection of Papers of Conference (Odesa, July 2008 р.) / Ed. by O. Volovych. – Оdesa, 2008. – P. 81-89 (ukr)
  • Ukraine – Romania Relationship as a Instrument of Increasing of the EU presence at the Black Sea Region // Problems of Social and Economic Development of Ukrainian Black Sea Coast During World Financial Crisis: Collection of Papers of Conference (Odesa, March 2009 р.) / Ed. by О.Volovych – Оdesa, 2009. – 222 p. (ukr)
  • Perspectives of Black Sea Region Integration and the Interests of the EU // Black Sea Security. – 2008. - № 2 (8). – P. 33-37. (ukr)
  • Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria on the Way to Regional Leadership: Ukrainian Perspectives // Strategic Panorama – 2008. - № 2. – P. 129-135 (ukr)
  • Perspectives of BSEC Relationship Development: New Opportunities for Cooperation // The VI International Scientific Conference “Problems and Perspectives of development of cooperation between the South-East European States in the frame of BSEC” / Papers of conference – Odesa-Donetsk, 2008. – Т.1. – P. 284-294 (ukr)
  • Conflicts and Security Threats in the Wider Black Sea Region // Black Sea Calling. Ed. by M. Sully. – Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. – Favorita Papers – Special Edition 2008. – 149 p. – P. 72-77 (co-authorship with M. Vorotnyuk)
  • Geopolitical changes in the Black Sea region and the perspective of regional cooperation // Problems and prospects of cooperation between countries of South-Eastern Europe within context of Black Sea Economic Cooperation and GUAM / Collection of scientific works. – Vol. I. – Livadiya – Donetsk, 2007. – 766 p. – P. – 164-169 (ukr)
  • On the path to the united Europe: Ukrainian approach // The European Union: 50 years after Rome Treaty. Eurointegration perspective of Ukraine: new models. / Thesis of workshop. – Odessa: Feniks, 2007. – 352 с. – P. 47-50 (ukr)
  • Ukrainian initiative on settlement of Transdnistrian conflict: state and perspective of implementation // Visnyk Odeskogo natsionalnogo universitetu (Edition by Odesa National University), Vol.11, Issue 10, 2006 – P. 353-365 (ukr)
  • Perspectives of regional cooperation in Black Sea region in the context of common European integration process // Papers of “Sevastopol forum - 2006” on “Southern vector of the foreign policy strategy of Ukraine. - Kyiv, 2006. - P. 78-83 (ukr)
  • Political models of the European Union Eastern enlargement: the place of Ukraine // Sientific Conference “Transborder and regional cooperation between Ukraine and the CEECs as an important part of Ukrainian European strategy: young scholars’ view” – Kyiv, Ukraine. – P. 172-183 (ukr)
  • Political and security integration of the European Union and the common strategy’s formulation: first steps’ analysis // Doslidzhennya Svitovoi Polityky (Edition of Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Kyiv, Ukraine). – № 27 – P. 37-45 (ukr)
  • Debate upon the question of Eastern Enlargement of the EU in 1990-s and outlooks of Ukrainian integration // Visnyk Odeskogo natsionalnogo universitetu (Edition by Odesa National University), Vol.8, Issue 9, 2003 – P. 739-744 (rus)
  • Priorities of the European states’ foreign policy and the new European currency’s position // Aktual’ni problemy mizhnarodnyh vidnosyn (Edition by Institute of International Relations, Kyiv National University), Vol. 40, Issue 2, 2003. – P. 69-72 (ukr)
  • Peculiarities in the formation of the EU Eastern enlargement strategy // Analytical paper “Cooperation between the EU and Ukraine” (Ed. by Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine), 2003, No. 3. – P. 27-34 (ukr)
  • European Economic and Monetary Integration: Ideas and Development // Naukovy visnyk Vseukrainskoji Assotciatcii molodyh naukovtciv (Edition of Technical University, Odessa, Ukraine), 2003, - No. 5. – P. 23-28 (ukr)
  • Transformation Outlooks of European Security Policy in 1990s: differentiation of approaches // Doslidzhennja Svitovoi Polityki (Edition of Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Kyiv, Ukraine), 2002. – No. 21. – P. 134-140 (ukr)