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Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University

Taras Kuzio, academic, political consultant and journalist, received a BA in Economics from the University of Sussex, an MA in Soviet and East European Area Studies from the University of London, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Birmingham, England. Currently he is a Professor in the Department of Political Science, "National University" Kyiv Mohyla Academy and Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC. He has held positions at the University of Alberta, George Washington University, University of Toronto, and Chief of Mission to the NATO Information and Documentation Office in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Taras Kuzio is the author and editor of 17 books, including (with Paul D’Anieri) The Sources of Russia's Great Power Politics: Ukraine and the Challenge to the European Order (2018), Putin’s War Against Ukraine. Revolution, Nationalism, and Crime (2017), Ukraine. Democratization, Corruption and the New Russian Imperialism (2015), From Kuchmagate to Orange Revolution (2009), and Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives on Nationalism (2007). He is the author of five think tank monographs, including The Crimea: Europe’s Next Flashpoint? (2010).

Taras Kuzio is the author of 38 book chapters and 100 scholarly articles on Ukrainian and post-communist politics, democratic transitions, colour revolutions, nationalism, and European studies. He has been Guest Editor of Communist and Post-Communist Studies, East European Politics and Society, Nationalities Papers, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, and Problems of Post-Communism.