Allen Lynch is Professor at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he teaches international relations and Russian studies. He has served as the Director of Research at the University’s Center for International Studies, Director of the University’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, Assistant Director of the Harriman Institute for Advanced Study of the Soviet Union at Columbia University, Deputy Director of Studies at the Institute for East-West Security Studies in New York City, and Executive Vice President of the Feris Foundation of America. He is currently Co-Treasurer of the Friends of the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. His Ph.D. is in Political Science, Columbia University. In 2011, he published an interpretive biography, Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft, which has since been translated into Chinese, and he has authored five other books about Russia, the Balkans, the Soviet Union and the Cold War, many published by Cambridge and Oxford University presses. In 2007 he received Teaching Awards from the University of Virginia and the American Political Science Association. His articles have appeared in The New York TimesThe Christian Science MonitorForeign AffairsForeign Policy, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and numerous other journals in North America, Europe, Russia and China. He has consulted for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, FBI Academy, U.S. Air Force’s Special Service School, U.S. On-Site Inspection Agency, U.S. Army’s National Grounds Intelligence Center, and the Kettering Foundation.

Shanghai – Dinner with Allen Lynch, Author of ‘Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft’ and Professor at University of Virginia
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