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Dr Ekaterina Stepanova

Dr Stepanova heads Peace and Conflict Studies Unit and is a lead researcher at National Research Institute of the World Economy & International Relations (IMEMO), Moscow, and a Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Professor. Her research and publications focus on insurgencies and terrorism, armed conflicts and peace-building, extremist ideologies, radicalization, violent networks, human security, and political economy of conflicts.

Her several books include “Terrorism in Asymmetrical Conflict: Ideological and Structural Aspects” (Oxford University Press, 2008). Her edited volumes include “Humanitarian Challenges, Humanitarian Support and Human Protection in Armed Conflicts” (IMEMO, 2018), “Addressing Terrorism, Violent Extremism and Radicalization: Perspectives from Russia and the United States” (IMEMO, 2017) and “Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization” (Sage, 2009). She is also the author of over 200 other publications in ten languages. She serves on editorial boards of journals “Terrorism and Political Violence”, “Global Responsibility to Protect” and “Global Governance” and edits the journal “Pathways to Peace and Security”.

Prof. Stepanova teaches in English at the International Programs at MGIMO-University (Moscow), School of Public Policy, Russian Academy of National Economy & Public Administration (RANEPA), and European University in Saint-Petersburg (EUSP).

She serves as an expert at the Global Peace Index methodology panel and the IMEMO contact point for the UN Counterterrorism Committee Executive Directorate's Global Research Network. She is a member of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, the Joint U.S.-Russia Expert Group on Afghanistan etc.

Past work experience

2007–2009  Program Leader, Armed conflicts and conflict management program,
                Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI);
2001–2009  Senior Researcher, Head, Group on non-traditional threats,
                Center on International Security, IMEMO (including 2 leaves at SIPRI);
1995–2000  Coordinator/researcher, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moscow.

Other academic/teaching experience

2006–2014, 2017 guest lecturer, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP);
2009–2017          lecturer, Professor (2016-17), European University in Saint-Petersburg (EUSP);
2009–2012          guest lecturer, European Peace University (EPU), Austria;
2003–2004          MacArthur Individual Research & Writing Fellow;
2003                   visiting researcher, SIPRI, Stockholm;
2000–2001          MacArthur Individual Research & Writing Fellow;
1998                   MacArthur NGO Fellow, King's College, University of London

Academic degrees

2011  Doctor of Political Sciences (Dr.Habil. equiv.), IMEMO
        Dissertation: “Terrorism in asymmetrical conflict at the local/regional and global levels”
1998  Candidate of Sciences in History (PhD equiv.), Moscow State University (MSU)
        Dissertation: “The formation of modern U.S. model for managing armed conflicts, 1989–1997”
1995  University Diploma (MA equiv.) and Gold Medal, Modern & Contemporary History of Western
        Europe and America, MSU
        Diploma thesis: “The functioning of the U.S. national security system (the case of the ‘Iran-Contra affair’)”

  © 2007—2019, Ekaterina Stepanova