Piotr Dutkiewicz, Professor and Director, Center for Governance and Public Management, Carleton University, Co-author “Russia: the Challengies of Transformation”, Canada

Piotr Dutkiewicz, Professor and Director, Center for Governance and Public Management, Carleton University, Co-author “Russia: the Challengies of Transformation”, Canada

Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Governance and Public Policy at Carleton University, Ottawa. Member of the Valdai Discussion Club Advisory Board.

Previous positions: Fellow of St. Peter's and Nuffield Colleges in Oxford, Visiting Professor at Berkeley University, Institute for International Relations (USA), taught at Warsaw University, Poland (1977-1989) and Queen's University (1990-1993) in Kingston, Ontario. Editor-in-Chief of a 21-volume series on “Local and Regional Development in Poland and Eastern Europe“ (1986-1989) and co-editor of 12 books.

Director of four large-scale projects on regional development, unemployment insurance, labor market and social policies, expert for youth at risk project in Russia, a member of a Canadian Official State delegation to Russia in 2003.

Selected publications: “New Europe. The Impact of the First Decade, Volume 1: Trends and Prospects”; “Theory and Practice of the Civil Society in Russia”, “Basics of Local Governance”, “NATO Looks East”, “Ukraine: Social and Economic Transformation”, “The Worst is Over?”, “Democracy Without Liberalism”, “Unemployment Insurance in Canada“ (all are co-edited). He is also the author of many chapters in books and articles in professional journals.

Received the Russian Federation’s Order of Friendship from President Dmitry Medvedev (2009).