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Lilia Shevtsova

Former Expert

Lilia Shevtsova was a nonresident senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe, part of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. She has researched and published extensively on issues related to post-communist transformation, democratic transition, Russia’s domestic and foreign policy, political leadership, new independent states, relations between Russia and the West, the Eastern European transformation and developments in Ukraine.

Shevtsova has been featured in numerous publications, including Foreign Policy magazine, Financial Times, The Washington Post, Le Monde, Le Monde diplomatique, DIE ZEIT, Fokus, El Pais, American Interest, Survival, Journal of Democracy and Diplomaatia. Shevtsova is also the author and co-author of 20 books, including "Yeltsin’s Russia: Myths and Reality" (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1999), "Putin’s Russia" (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005), "Russia –Lost in Transition: The Yeltsin and Putin Legacies" (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2007), "Lonely Power: Why Russia Has Failed to Become the West and Why the West Is Weary of Russia" (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2010), "Change or Decay: Russia's Dilemma and the West's Response" (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2011), "Crisis: Russia and the West in the Time of Trouble" (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013) and "Interregnum: Russia Between Past and Future" (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2014).

Shevtsova worked as a researcher and then as deputy director of the Institute of World Socialist System at the Academy of Science in Moscow. From 1992 to 1994, she taught at Cornell, Georgetown and Berkeley universities, and in 1995, she joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as a senior associate and chair of the Russian domestic program at the Moscow Carnegie Center.

Shevtsova was the founding chair of the Davos World Economic Forum Global Council on Russia’s Future and a member of the Davos World Economic Forum Global Council on Terrorism. She was chair and member of the Social Science Research Council’s Program on Eurasia and Eastern Europe in Washington, member of the Social Council for Central and Eastern European Studies and member of the advisory board of Women in International Security. In 2008, Foreign Policy magazine named Shevtsova one of the "Top 100 Public Intellectuals."

Shevtsova holds a doctorate in international relations from the Academy of Social Science in Moscow, and a master’s in history and political science from the Institute of International Relations in Moscow.

Lilia Shevtsova was a nonresident senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe, part of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. She has researched and published extensively on issues related to post-communist transformation, democratic transition, Russia’s domestic and foreign policy, political leadership, new independent states, relations between Russia and the West, the Eastern European transformation and developments in Ukraine.

Shevtsova has been featured in numerous publications, including Foreign Policy magazine, Financial Times, The Washington Post, Le Monde, Le Monde diplomatique, DIE ZEIT, Fokus, El Pais, American Interest, Survival, Journal of Democracy and Diplomaatia. Shevtsova is also the author and co-author of 20 books, including “Yeltsin’s Russia: Myths and Reality” (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1999), “Putin’s Russia” (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005), “Russia –Lost in Transition: The Yeltsin and Putin Legacies” (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2007), “Lonely Power: Why Russia Has Failed to Become the West and Why the West Is Weary of Russia” (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2010), “Change or Decay: Russia’s Dilemma and the West’s Response” (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2011), “Crisis: Russia and the West in the Time of Trouble” (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013) and “Interregnum: Russia Between Past and Future” (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2014).

Shevtsova worked as a researcher and then as deputy director of the Institute of World Socialist System at the Academy of Science in Moscow. From 1992 to 1994, she taught at Cornell, Georgetown and Berkeley universities, and in 1995, she joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as a senior associate and chair of the Russian domestic program at the Moscow Carnegie Center.

Shevtsova was the founding chair of the Davos World Economic Forum Global Council on Russia’s Future and a member of the Davos World Economic Forum Global Council on Terrorism. She was chair and member of the Social Science Research Council’s Program on Eurasia and Eastern Europe in Washington, member of the Social Council for Central and Eastern European Studies and member of the advisory board of Women in International Security. In 2008, Foreign Policy magazine named Shevtsova one of the “Top 100 Public Intellectuals.”

Shevtsova holds a doctorate in international relations from the Academy of Social Science in Moscow, and a master’s in history and political science from the Institute of International Relations in Moscow.