Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for Governance and Public Policy at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is Editor-in-chief of a 19-volume series on Local and Regional Development in Poland (1986–1989) and editor (or co-editor) of 12 other books, the most recent of which are: “Mapping a New World Order: The Rest Beyond the West”, “Social History of Post-Communist Russia”, “Eurasian Integration: The View from Within”, “22 Ideas To Fix the World”, “Democracy versus Modernization: A Dilemma for Russia and for the World”, “Russia: The Challenges of Transformation”, “New Technologies in Public Administration as Reflected by the Canadian and Russian Experience”. Honorary Doctor of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (2006), Honorary Doctor of the Russian Federation Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (2007). Member of the Valdai Discussion Club.