University Team

Philip Kazin



  • initiation and management of projects
  • fundraising
  • liaison between the university and businesses, state authorities, NGOs


  • 1993—1997 — Russian State Pedagogical University (Saint-Petersburg), Faculty of Social Science
  • 1994—1997 — Russian State Pedagogical University, Faculty of Foreign Languages — (English and English teaching methodology)
  • 1997 — Bachelor of Education (history)
  • 1997—1999 — Saint-Petersburg State University, Faculty of International Relations
  • 1999 — Master of regional studies (Europe)
  • 1999—2000 — Central European University (Budapest), Faculty of International Relations and European Studies
  • June 2000 — Master of Arts of International Relations and European Studies
  • 1999—2002 — Saint-Petersburg State University, Institute of Humanities, Faculty of History
  • September 2002 — Candidate in History (Ph.D.)

Native language: Russian

Foreign languages: English — fluent

Additional Jobs

  • Saint-Petersburg State University, Faculty of Political Governance. Functions: teaching, working with students
  • Local daily newspaper «Saint-Petersburg News». Functions: freelancer on politics and economics

Professional experience

  • 2007—2008 — Saint-Petersburg State University, Head of the Unit for Project Funding Functions: initiation and management of projects, fundraising, liaison between the university and businesses, state authorities, NGOs
  • 2007 — Think-tank «Technologies of development» (Saint-Petersburg), chief analyst

Functions: analysis and assessment of social and economic tendencies in the Russian regions for the TV channel «TV-5».

  • 2006 — Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, D.C.), short-term scholar
  • 2002—2007 — Baltic Research Center (Research Director, Acting Director, Head of Analytical Faculty, Head of CIS Unit)

Functions: top management of the institution (15 people), project management, coordination of publishing projects.

  • 2000—2001 — Center for Integration Research and Programs (Saint-Petersburg), researcher

Experience of Teaching in Institutions of Higher Education

  • 2007 — Tampere University (Finland), Faculty of International Relations and Political Science, visiting lecturer
  • 2007 — Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg branch of State University, Faculty of sociology, lecturer. Course «Social Aspects of Coloured revolutions in the NIS»
  • 2006 — Harvard University, George Washington University, Georgetown University (lectures)
  • 2001 — East European International Institute (Saint-Petersburg), lectures

Experience in Project Management

  • 2008 — University-high school cooperation program «Understanding the History of the Country», project coordinator
  • 2008 — Project «Student and academic staff mobility between Russia and EU in math and applied informatics», project coordinator for the Russian team
  • 2007 — Project of Saint-Petersburg State University «Innovative Environment in a Classical University», chief expert of systemic projects
  • 2007 — Project «Social and Legal aspects of development of nanotechnology in Russian Federation», project coordinator
  • 2006—2007 — Project «Baltic Mosaic» (journal), vice-chief editor
  • 2004—2006 — Project «Northwest of Russia in figures» (statistical handbook), project coordinator
  • 2003—2005 — Projects «CIS: a View from Saint-Petersburg» and «BSR: a View from Saint-Petersburg» (analytical brochures), chief editor

Media Experience and Publications: 2002-2008

  • Regular author on politics and IR for the local daily «Saint-Petersburg News»
  • Regular participant of TV and radio analytical programs (TV-5, Radio of Russia, Echo of Moscow, etc.)
  • Editor in Chief: 4 analytical volumes
  • Publications: more than 50 articles in Russian and foreign outlets on issues of post-Soviet space, Russian politics and economics, Russian foreign policy and international relations
  • Organization and participation in international seminars and conferences in Russia, Poland, Germany, USA, Lithuania, Finland, Ukraine, Belarus, etc.

Additional qualifications

  • Certificate on Completion of the European FP7 Funding Academy Plus Training Course
  • Softline Certificate on Completion of the MS Project 2007 Project Management Tool
  • Member of the expert network of Academic International Forum on International Relations
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