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Oleg Manaev – Curriculum Vitae 2021

8500 Olde Colony Tr. 2, Knoxville TN 37923, USA · (865) 235-2232

Web site: www.manaevoleg.org, e-mail: Manaev.Oleg@gmail.com

Background in Media and Communication, Sociology and Political Science

EDUCATION

Dr. Habilitate (Professor) in Sociology, School of Philosophy & Social Sciences, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, 1991. Dissertation: Theoretical Grounds for Sociological Studies of Mass Media Effectiveness. Advisor: Dr. Boris Grushin (Moscow, Russia).

Ph.D. in Sociology, School of Philosophy & Social Sciences, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, 1982. Dissertation: Inclusion of a Personality into Mass Media Sphere of Influence. Advisor: Dr. Georgy Davidiuk (Minsk).

Master of Science in Journalism, School of Journalism, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, 1974. Thesis: Standardization of Newspaper Language, Thinking, and Way of Life. Advisor: Dr. Michael Tikotzky (Minsk).

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, 1973.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND OTHER RESEARCH-ORIENTED WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Research Associate, Center for Information and Communication Studies, College for Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville https://cics.utk.edu/profile?smid=628
     

  • Faculty Member, Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (DySoC) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville http://www.dysoc.org/members.   
     

  • Founding Director, Independent Institute of Socio-Economic & Political Studies (IISEPS), Minsk, Belarus, February 1992 – 2019. Administrative oversight of 20+ full-time and part-time researchers and analysts, technical personnel and staff, as well a nationwide network of 100 interviewers, budgets and dozens of research and public policy projects. Due to its contribution to independent social sciences and democratic public policy IISEPS faced various pressures from the state authorities, including KGB, Ministry of Justice, General Prosecutor Office, Ministry of Interior, and the Supreme Court. After shutting down by the Supreme Court in April 2005, IISEPS had to remove its legal status to Vilnius, Lithuania http://www.iiseps.org/?lang=en
     

  • Founding Chairman, Belarusian Association of Think Tanks (BTT), Minsk, Belarus, June 7, 1997 – August 3, 2006. Coordinative oversight of 18 independent research and analytical centers across the country with almost 100 researchers and analysts in sociology, economics, philosophy, psychology, and political science. BTT conducted various research projects, dozens of regional and national seminars, conferences and briefings, published quarterly “BTT Analytical Bulletin” (1998-2004), several books, and numerous publications in mass media. Due to its contribution to independent social sciences and democratic public policy BTT faced various pressures from the state authorities, and in August 2006 was shut down by the Supreme Court.
     

  • Founding Chairman, Belarusian Soros Foundation (BSF), Minsk. Coordinative oversight dozens of research, education, media and public policy programs at the national level, and the budgets (over $ 13 millions in 1993-1997). Due to its contribution to independent education, social sciences civil society development BSF faced various pressures from the state authorities, and in September 1997 was shut down by the Supreme Court.
     

  • Co-Founder, Department of Social Communication, School of Philosophy & Social Sciences, Belarusian State University (BSU), Minsk, Belarus. Due to effective cooperation with Western scholars in media and communication, and funding from the European Commission (TEMPUS) a new Program “Information & Communication” (1996) and new Department of Social Communication (1997) were established in the School of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the BSU. As a Head of this Program was responsible for introducing new Curricular, new textbooks, Professors and students international exchanges, public relations, etc, 1997-2012.

RESEARCH GRANTS AND AWARDS

My ability to conduct high-quality research in the field of Media and Communication, Sociology and Political Science is reflected in receiving funding for and implementation of multiple national and international research projects (with combined budget over 2 million dollars), funded by various institutions including UNESCO; Research Institute for Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe; Center for International Private Enterprise (USA); TEMPUS of the European Commission; Open Society Institute (USA); Eurasia Foundation (USA); Westminster Foundation (UK); MacArthur Foundation (USA); MATRA (Netherlands); PACT (USA), and National Endowment for Democracy (USA).

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Fellowship of the George F. Kennan at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars (Washington, D.C.) 2017; Fellowship of the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (Hokkaido University, Japan) 2013; Scholar Rescue Fund Award of the Institute of International Education (USA) 2007-2009; Fulbright Fellowship (Annenberg School for Communication, USC, USA) 2001; Fellowship of the Erich-Brost Institute of International Journalism (University of Dortmund, Germany) 2002-2003; Freedom Support Act Fellowship (East-West Institute, New York, USA) 1998; The Bonnier Fellowship (Stockholm University, Sweden) 1993.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

200 scholarly articles and books chapters on mass media, communication and democracy, civil society and political process in the USSR, Belarus and abroad (Poland, Russia, Yugoslavia, UK, Germany, USA, Singapore, France, Brazil, Korea, Canada, South Africa, Slovakia, Australia, Japan). Most recent include: 

  • Oleg Manaev, "Media in Post-Soviet Belarus: Between Democratization and Reinforcing Authoritarianism," in Peter Rollberg and Marlene Laruelle, eds., Mass Media in the Post-Soviet World, Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2018, 111-137.

  • Oleg Manaev, "Public Opinion Polling in Authoritarian State: The Case of Belarus," in Klaus Bachmann and Jens Gieseke, eds., The Silent Majority in the Authoritarian States. Opinion Poll Research in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe", Bern: Peter Lang, 2016, 79-98.

  • Oleg Manaev, "Peculiarities of Belarusian Authoritarianism and Its Influence on the Regime Dynamics in Russia and Ukraine," in Acta Slavica Iaponica, 2014, Vol. 35, 55-86.

  • Oleg Manaev, "Media in Post-Soviet Belarus: Between Democratization and Reinforcing Authoritarianism," in Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, Vol. 22, No 2/Spring 2014, 207-229.

  • Oleg Manaev, Yuri Drakokhrust, “Peculiarities of Contemporary Belarusian Identity” (Polish), in Ryszard Radzik, ed., Belarusian Identity, Lublin: UMCS, 2012, 47-79.

  • Oleg Manaev, Natalie Manayeva, and Dmitry Yuran, "Islands in the Stream": Reflections on Media Development in Belarus," in Peter Gross and Karol Jakubowicz, eds., Media Transformations in the Post—Communist world: Eastern Europe’s Tortured Path to Change, Lexington Books, 2012, 195-215.

  • Oleg Manaev, Natalie Manayeva, Dzmitri Yuran, "More State than Nation: Lukashenko's Belarus," in Journal of International Affairs, 2011, Vol. 65, No 1 (Inside Authoritarian State), 93-113.

  • Oleg Manaev, Natalie Manayeva, Dzmitri Yuran, "Spiral of Silence" in Election Campaigns in Post-Communist Society," in International Journal of Market Research, 2010, Vol. 52, No 3, 319-338.

  • Oleg Manaev, "Belarus on "The Huntington Line": the Role of Media," in Marta Dyczok and Oxana Gaman-Golutvina, eds., Media, Democracy, and Freedom: The Post-Communist Experience, Bern: Peter Lang, 2009, 218-239.

  • Oleg Manaev, "Foreign Media Influence on Belarusians," in Global Media Journal (PE), 2008, No 1: 140-152.

  • Oleg Manaev, “Belarusian did not Understand what Values they should Suffer for” (Polish), in Malgazhata Notsun and Andzhey Bzhezetsky, eds., The Robbed People: Talks with Belarusian Intellectuals, Wroclaw, Kolegium Europy Wschodniej, 2007, 171-182.

  • Oleg Manaev, “Prospects for Democracy in Belarus", in Pavol Demez and David Marples, eds., Prospects for Democracy in Belarus, Bratislava: GMF, 2006, 28-38.
     

20 Books (Authored/Edited/Co-edited). Most recent include:

  • Editor, Future of Belarus: Views of Independent Experts (Russian), St.-Petersburg: Nevski Prostor, 2012.  

  • Editor, Youth and Civil Society in Belarus: New Generation (Russian), St.-Petersburg: Nevski Prostor, 2011.  

  • Oleg Manaev, Emerging of Civil Society in Independent Belarus. Sociological Experiences: 1991-2010 (Russian), Riga: Laima, Vol. I, 2000, Vol. II, 2005, Vol. III, 2011.

  • Editor, Belarus and “wider Europe”: Quest for Geo-political Self-identification (Russian), Novosibirsk: Vodoley, 2007.

CONFERENCE PAPERS/PANELS/PRESENTATIONS

Was organizer/panel and chair/presenter/discussant at numerous national and international conferences and symposia/colloquia in Belarus/Europe/North and South America/Korea/Japan. A total of over 100 conference papers and presentations. Most recent include:

  • Presentation “Effectiveness of Russian propaganda in Belarus in comparative perspective” at 52nd Annual Convention of ASEEES, Washington D.C., USA, November 5-8, 2020

  • Paper “Examining Russian propaganda in FSU countries” (authored with Michael Fitzgerald, Natalie Rice and Suzie Allard) presented at APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, September 10-13, 2020

  • Paper “Studying effectiveness of Russian disinformation and propaganda campaigns in selected Former Soviet Union States through media and public opinion monitoring” (authored with Michael Fitzgerald, Natalie Rice and Suzie Allard) presented at 75th Annual Conference of AAPOR, Atlanta, USA, May 14-17, 2020

  • Presentation “Media and Evolution of Public Opinion on Russia in Belarus on Comparative Perspective” at 51st Annual Convention of ASEEES, San-Francisco, USA, November 23-26, 2019

  • Paper “Information Warfare Against U.S. Voters:  An Analysis of the Russian Ads Targeting U.S. Facebook Users, 2015-2017” (authored with Michael Fitzgerald, Natalie Rice et all) presented at 74th Annual Conference of AAPOR, Toronto, Canada, May 19-21, 2019

  • Presentation “Impact of Russian Media on Belarus and on the Other Countries in the East Slavic Triangle” at 50th Annual Convention of ASEEES, Boston, USA, December 6-9, 2018

  • Paper “Independent Public Opinion Polling vs. Authoritarian State (A case of Belarus)” at 73d Annual Conference of AAPOR, Denver, USA, May 16-19, 2018

  • Presentation “Reshuffling Social Stratification and Its Consequences in the East Slavic Triangle" at 49th Annual Convention of ASEEES, Chicago, USA, November 9-12, 2017

  • Presentation “Change and diversity in Russian public opinion on the USA" at 72nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), New Orleans, USA, May 18-21, 2017

  • Chair and discussant of a Panel "Belarus: Domestic Events and Outside Actors," Presentation “Changing Boundaries of Media Freedom in Belarus” at 48th Annual Convention of ASEEES, Washington D.C., USA, November 17-20, 2016

  • Presentation “Belarus in the mirror of public opinion” at Kennan Institute Event “Belarus: Between a Rock and a Hard Place," Washington D.C., USA, March 3, 2016

  • Presentation “Belarusian Presidential Elections of 2015: Point of Bifurcation?” at 47 Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Philadelphia, USA, November 19-22, 2015

  • Presentation “Belarus before Elections: No Worry for the President” at Kennan Institute Symposium "Belarus Before Elections," Washington D.C., USA, September 11, 2015

  • Presentation “Soviet Historical Memory and Current Politics in Belarus” at IX World Congress of ICCEES, Tokyo, Japan, August 3-8, 2015

  • Presentation “Media in Post-Soviet Belarus: Between Democratization and Reinforcing Authoritarianism” at the International Conference "Media and Democratization in Post-Soviet Nations," Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.D., USA, September 24-25, 2013

  • Presentation “Peculiarities of Belarusian Authoritarianism and Its Influence on Regime Dynamics in Russia and Ukraine” at the International Conference “1913-2013 for Eurasia: A Great Experiment or a Lost Century?”, Osaka University of Economics and Law, Osaka, Japan, August 9-10, 2013

  • Presentation “Belarus Civil Society at Risk: the Role of Citizens and the State Today" at the International NGO Conference Representatives to the Council of Europe "Democracy at Risk: The Role of Citizens and the State Today," Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, 25-28 June 2012

  • Presentation "Public Opinion and Evolution of Values in Belarus" at the International Conference "Studies of Public Opinion and Evolution of Values in Post-Communist Countries," Warsaw Scholl of Social Psychology, Poland, April 26-27, 2012   

  • Presentation "Peculiarities of Public Opinion Studies in Independent Belarus" at the International Colloquium "Studies of Public Opinion in Eastern Europe," FORSA Institute, Berlin, Germany, April 20, 2012

  • Presentation "Belarusian Society after the Economic Crisis" at the International Conference "Third Sector and Belarus Prospects," Stefan Batory Foundation, Warsaw, Poland, March 15-16, 2012   

  • Presentation "Consequences of the Economic Crisis in the Mirror of Public Opinion" at the International Seminar "Belarus Today: Potential for Changes," Chatham House, London, UK, December 12, 2011

  • Presentation "Where Belarusians Are Going To?" at the International Conference "Berlin-Warsaw-Minsk," Wroclaw, Poland, November 14, 2011

  • Presentation Belarus Problems and Perspectives in the Mirror of Public Opinion" at the International Seminar "Twenty Years of Independent Belarus," Washington, DC, Carnegie Endowment, October 26, 2011

  • Presentation "Media in Belarus: Socialism with a Capitalist Face" at the International Conference "Contemporary Perspectives of Journalism and Media Evolution in Central Europe," Kaunas, Lithuania, Vitas Magnus University, October 14, 2011

  • Presentation "Peculiarities of Belarus at the International Colloquium "Twenty Years of Post-Communist Transformations in Europe and NIS," Ljubljana, Slovenia, Center for Studies in Post-Communist Economics, September 23-24, 2011  

  • Paper "Spiral of Silence" in Election Campaigns in Post-Communist Society," at the 62d Conference of The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) "Public Opinion and Survey Research in a Changing World," Switzerland, Lausanne, September 11-13, 2009

  • Presentation of books published by IISEPS in 1999-2008, at the Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Canada, Toronto, September 3-6, 2009

  • Presentation "Independent Social Science under Authoritarian Pressure," at the International Symposium "The Battle of Ideas Still Rages: Attacks on Academic Freedom in the 21st Century”, USA, New York, Columbia University, September 23-24, 2008

  • Paper "Survey Research in Emerging Democracies: The Case of Belarus," at the 61st Conference of The World/American Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR/AAPOR) "Polls for Public Good," New Orleans, USA, May 13-15, 2008

  • Presentation “From University Scholar to Rescue Scholar” at the University of Tennessee Sen. Baker Center for Public Policy open presentations, USA, Tennessee, Knoxville, April 2, 2008   

  • Paper "Belarus on the "Huntington Line": Media and Democracy," at the "Freedom, Media and Democracy in Eastern Europe" Conference, Freiburg, Switzerland, June 22-23, 2007.

MASS MEDIA PUBLICATIONS/INTERVIEWS

As a sociologist and political analyst, editor, contributing columnist and radio commentator I have published and broadcast numerous of analytical articles in Belarusian and foreign media.

SCHOLARLY INTERESTS

Mass, political and international communication; political process and public opinion, media and democracy; Russian information warfare and propaganda (its origins, mechanisms, and consequences), think tanks and public policy, the methodology of social research.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Russian (native), Belarusian (good), English (fluent)

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), 1990-2000

  • Member, Belarusian Sociological Association (BSA), 1992-1999

  • Chairman of Board, Belarusian Soros Foundation (BSF), 1993-1995

  • Chairman, Research and Pedagogical Committee, TEMPUS Project for Communication Studies at the Belarusian State University, 1993-1997

  • Chairman, Belarusian Association of Think Tanks (BTT), 1997-2006

  • Member, Network for Democratic Research Institutes (NDRI), 2001 – 2007

  • Member, World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), 2007 – 2010

  • Member, American Political Science Association (APSA), 2009 – present

  • Member, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), 2015 – present

  • Member, American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), 2017 – present.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Adjunct Professor, Department of History and Political Science, King University, Tennessee, USA, 2017 – present. Was teaching two courses – “Twentieth Century Global History (The Rise and fall of World Communism in 20th Century)” and “United States Government” (for undergraduates).
 

Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, and School of Communications Studies, University of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, 2015–2016. Was teaching three courses – “Government and Politics of Post-Communist Countries” and “The Resurgent Post-Communist Authoritarianism” (for undergraduates); “Political Communication and Resurgent Authoritarianism around the World” (for graduates).  


Visiting Scholar, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, June-October, 2013. Conducted the project "Peculiarities of Post-Soviet Authoritarianism and Its Influence on the Region" and contributed to a seminar on Eurasian developments for graduates.


Visiting Professor, Department of Media, European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania (Belarusian University in exile), 2012-2014. Was teaching two courses - "Independent Research and Media: Cooperation for Democracy" and "Media Research Methods" (for undergraduates).


Visiting Professor, School of Journalism and Electronic Media, College of Communication and Information, University of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, 2007–2009. Was teaching two courses – “Media Research Methods” (for graduates) and “International Communication” (for undergraduates and graduates).  


Visiting Professor, Department of Social Macrostructures, Institute of Sociology, Marie Curie-Skladowska University in Lublin, Poland, 2005–2007. Was teaching two courses - "Development of Media and Communication in Belarus" and "Emerging of Civil Society in Belarus" (for undergraduates).


Founding Professor, Department of Social Communication, School of Philosophy & Social Sciences, Belarusian State University in Minsk, Belarus, 1999 – 2012. Was teaching two courses for undergraduates - "Sociology of Mass Communication" and "Theory of Communication," and one course for graduates - "Media Impact." Tutored over 200 students' papers (term, M.A. and Ph.D. thesis) on the political process, mass media, and communication.

GUEST LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

  • Institute of Security and Intelligence Studies, King University, USA, February 2018.

  • Department of Political Science and International Relations, Middle Tennessee State University, USA, October 2017.

  • Department of Communication, University of Malaga, Spain, November 2003.

  • Department of Communication, University Paris-III, France, November 2003.

  • Department of Communication, Aix-Marseille University I, France, November 2003.

  • Department of Radio-TV-Film and the Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Texas, Austin, USA, November 2001.

  • Department of Journalism and Communication, Florida International University, USA, November 2001.

  • Unruh Institute for Political Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, October 2001.

  • California State University in Chico, USA, September 1998.

  • Slavic Studies Department, University of California in Berkeley, USA, September 1998.

  • Center for International Private Enterprise, Washington, D.C., USA, May 1998.

  • NATO Headquarters, Mons, Belgium, October 1998.

  • Vilnius Summit of Presidents of Eastern European countries, Lithuania, Vilnius, September 1997.

  • Department of Communication, Humberside University, Hull, UK, March 1997.

  • Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, January 1997.

  • Department of Communication, Grenoble University III, France, April 1997.

  • Department of Communication, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, March 1994.

  • Department of Communication, University of Montreal, Canada, March 1994.

  • Department of Communication, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA February 1994.

  • Department of Communication, University of Sao-Paulo, Brazil, August 1992.

  • Department of Communication, Polytechnic of Huddersfield, UK, October 1991.

  • Department of Communication, Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, UK, October 1991.

  • Center for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester, UK, October 1991.

  • Department of Communication, Polytechnic of Central London, UK, October 1991.

  • Department of Communication, Webster University, London, UK, October 1991.

  • Department of Communication, American University, Washington D.C., USA, May 1991.

  • Department of Communication, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, April 1991.

  • Department of Communication, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, April 1991.

  • Department of Communication, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada, April 1991.

  • Department of Communication, Laval University, Montreal, Canada, April 1991.

  • Department of Communication, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, April 1991.

  • Department of Communication, University Renn-II, France, May 1990.

  • Department of Communication, University Paris-III, France, May 1990.

ADVISORY/EDITORIAL BOARDS

  • Member, Editorial Board, Konteksty Społeczne, Lublin, Poland, 2012-present

  • Editor-in-Chief, IISEPS News, Minsk, Belarus/Vilnius, Lithuania, 1996-2016

  • Member, Editorial Board, Political Communication, Durham, N.C., USA, 2001-2007 

  • Editor-in-Chief, Analytical Bulletin of the Belarusian Think Tanks, Minsk, Belarus, 1997-2004

  • Member, Editorial Board, European Journal of Communication, London, UK, 1995-2001

  • Member, Editorial Board, Intercome, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1993-1995

  • Member, Jury for Defense Ph.D. thesis in Sociology at the Belarusian State University, 1996-2005; Jury for Defense Ph.D. thesis in Sociology at the Institute of Sociology at the National Academy of Sciences, 1994-2001

BIBLIOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION

  • Peter Gross, Fake News in the Service of Post-Truth Belarus // Transitions Online, April 6, 2017. Link

  • Grigory Ioffe, Killing the Messenger: The Demise of a Reliable Belarusian Pollster // Eurasia Daily Monitor, Volume: 13 Issue: 143, September 7, 2016. Link  

  • WAPOR Press Release: WAPOR finds no orchestration of data fabrication by IISEPS, December 20, 2016. Link

  • Ingo Petz, Die Zukunft kontrollieren. Das Ende der unabhängigen Soziologie in Belarus // Osteuropa, 66. Jg., 6–7/2016, s. 151–158. Link

  • Opinion poll expert detained in Minsk // RT, October 6, 2011. Link

  • ECREA's appeal for Belarusian scholar Manaev, June 6, 2010. Link

  • In support of Oleg Manaev // IAMCR Statement, June 2010. Link

  • Karol Jakubowicz / Oleg Manaev: The “Civil (Society) Constructor” Soldiers On // Political Communication, 2006, Vol. 23, Num. 4, pp. 379-385.

REFERENCES

Academic

Dr. Peter Gross, former Director

School of Journalism and Electronic Media

College of Communication and Information

333 Communications Building

The University of Tennessee,

Knoxville, TN, 37996-0333, USA

E-mail: pgross@utk.edu

Phone: (865) 974-5155                                                       

Dr. Marc Raboy, Professor

Department of Art History & Comm. Studies

McGill University                              

853 Sherbrooke Street West

Montreal, PQ, H3A 2T6, Canada

Office: Arts W-287

E-mail: marc.raboy@mcgill.ca
Phone: +(514) 398-2211                                                                      

Dr. Ryszard Radzik, Professor

Department of Social Macrostructures

Institute of Sociology

Marie Curie-Skladowska University

Langiewicza St., 6A,         

Lublin 20-032, Poland        

Phone/fax: (48-81) 533-2816

Email: Ryszard.Radzik@umcs.lublin.pl                               

Dr. Peter Rollberg, Professor

Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Elliott Scholl of International Affairs

George Washington University

1957 E Street, NW, Suite 412

Washington, D.C., USA
Phone: (202) 994-7084                          
Fax: (202) 994-5436
E-mail: rgpeter@gwu.edu 

Dr. David Paletz, Professor                

Department of Political Sciences.         

Duke University                                    

Durham, NC, 27706, USA                   

E-mail: paletz@duke.edu

Phone: (919) 660-4321 

Fax: (919) 660-4330

Dr. Jane Burbank, Collegiate Professor

Dept. of Hist. & Russian & Slavic Studies

New York University                                  

5 Washington Square North,

New York, NY 10003

King Juan Carlos Center, Room 715

E-mail: jane.burbank@nyu.edu

Phone: (212) 998-8628

Dr. Kimitaka Matsuzato, Professor

Slavic Research Center

Hokkaido University

Kita-9, Nishi-7,

Sapporo, 060-0809, Japan               

Phone: (81-11) 706-3311               

E-mail: kim@slav.hokudai.ac.jp   

            

Dr. Michael Fitzgerald                

Department of Political Science

College of Arts and Sciences        

University of Tennessee    

McClung Tower 1014, room 1014

Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
Phone: (+ 1 865) 556-7049           

E-mail: mfitzge1@utk.edu
 

Professional

Francois-Xavier Hutin

Former IAMCR Vice-President

Publisher of “Quest France”

Domaine de Kervy,

Saint-Lyphard 44410, France

Phone: (33-0) 33-40-291-48-29

E-mail: hutinx@wanadoo.fr

Dr. Hans-Georg Wieck 

Former German Ambassador to the USSR,

Chairman Association “Support for Belarus Democracy”

Berlin, Germany                                                                          

Phone: (+49 30) 89-09-67-48

E-mail: hagewie@arcor.de

Ivan Koedjikov           

Deputy Director

Private Office of the Secretary-General

and the Deputy Secretary

Council of Europe/F-67075 Strasbourg

Phone: (+33 0) 3 88 41 26 44

E-mail: ivan.koedjikov@coe.int

David J. Kramer                         

Senior Fellow

Steven J. Green School of Int. Affairs

Florida International University, USA

11200 SW 8th Street Miami, Florida

E-mail: dkramer@fiu.edu