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Iain Ferguson

  • Iain Ferguson has been at HSE University since 2016.

Education and Degrees

  • 2014

    PhD in International Relations
    University of St Andrews
    Thesis Title: The EU-Russia relationship

  • 2005

    Master's
    London School of Economics and Political Science

  • 2001

    Master's
    University of Strathclyde

  • 1998

    Bachelor's
    Newcastle University

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Publications5

Conferences

Jul

2021

 

Online. International Political Science Association (IPSA). Presenter. Paper title: ‘The politics of Russian revisionism: diplomacy of a worldview, 2011-4’.

Apr

2021

 

Online. HSE University XXII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. Presenter and Discussant. Paper title: ‘The politics of Russian revisionism: diplomacy of a worldview, 2011-4’.

 

Apr

2021

 

 

Online. ISA annual conference. Co-organiser of two panels, chair, discussant and presenter (x2). Papers titles: i) ‘The politics of Russian revisionism: diplomacy of a worldview, 2011-4’; ii) ‘The Russian realism of multipolarity: the normative conception of a security strategy’.

 

 

Dec

2020
 

Uppsala, Sweden. Invited speaker at IRES – Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Paper title: ‘Russia’s ‘state civilization’: the defence of world order?’. Unable to attend due to travel restrictions.

 

Jan

2020

London, UK. Presenter at and co-organiser of a conference on ‘Translation of/in World Politics’. Paper title: ‘Poles apart? The conceptions of polarity in American and Russian realisms’

 

Nov

2019

San Francisco, USA. ASEEES annual conference. Presenter at and organiser of a panel: ‘Russia beyond realism?’ featuring Andrej Krickovic and Andrei Melville of HSE along with top Russia & IR specialists from the UK and US. Paper title: ‘Poles apart? The conceptions of polarity in American and Russian realisms’

 

Oct

2019

Saint Petersburg, Russia. Invited talk at HSE Department of Political Science. Paper: ‘Dilemmas of a solidarist worldview? Russia’s ‘civilizational turn’ reconsidered’

 

Sep

2019

Moscow, Russia. HSE Open Day – Gorky Park. Presenter. Paper title: ‘Sweet Enemies: understanding the EU and Russia’s troubled relationship

 

Jun

2019
 

London, UK. BISA annual conference. Presenter and Chair. Paper title: ‘The dilemmas of Russia’s “civilizational turn”’. Plus, running the AGM for the working group Interpretivism in International Relations

 

May

2019

Moscow, Russia. Presenter at and co-organiser of a conference on ‘Civilisations and International Order’, sponsored by Södertörn University and HSE. Paper title: ‘The dilemmas of Russia’s “civilizational turn”’

 

Mar

2019

 

Toronto, Canada. ISA annual conference. Presenter at and organiser of a panel: ‘Russia beyond realism?’ featuring Olga Malinova and Sergei Akopov of HSE along with top Russia & IR specialists from the UK. Paper title: ‘The dilemmas of Russia’s “civilizational turn”’

 

Dec

2018

 

Moscow, Russia. Presenter at HSE Department of Political Science, Research Seminar. Paper title: ‘The return of spheres of influence? An interpretive research project’

 

Aug

2018

Hamburg, Germany. Presenter at and co-organiser of a conference. ‘Narrating International Relations: Narrative as concept and method’ workshop. Paper title: ‘Reconsidering Russia’s “civilizational turn”’?

 

Jun

2018

London, UK. Presenter at and co-organiser of a conference. ‘Narrating Russian and Eurasian Security’ workshop. Paper title: ‘Reconsidering Russia’s “civilizational turn”’?’

 

Jun

2018

Bath, UK. BISA annual conference. Presenter. Paper title: ‘Reconsidering Russia’s “civilizational turn”? Plus, served as a chair and a discussant on two other panels

 

Jun

2018

Tartu, Estonia. Annual conference on Russia and Eastern Europe. Presenter at and co-organiser of two panels on ‘The politics of civilisations’ featuring Ronald Grigor Suny and Mark Bassin. Paper title: ‘Reconsidering Russia’s “civilizational turn”?

 

Oct

2017

St. Petersburg, Russia. Presenter at and co-organiser of a conference. ‘Concepts and Post-Communist identities: The power of perspective’ workshop. Opening remarks.

 

Sep

2017

St. Petersburg, Russia. Invited speaker at an expert panel on ‘How is Europe changing?’. Centre for German and European Studies (Bielefeld – St. Petersburg State). Title of talk: ‘The disintegration of Europe? The mood of Brexit.’

 

Sep

2017

Barcelona, Spain. European International Studies Association (EISA) annual

conference. Presenter. Paper titles: ‘Russia’s civilizational turn?’ & ‘Illusion in global governance’

 

Jun

2017

Brighton, UK. BISA annual conference. Presenter. Paper title: ‘Russia’s civilizational turn?’

 

Jun

2017

Tartu, Estonia. Annual conference on Russia and Eastern Europe. Presenter. Paper title: ‘Russia’s civilizational turn?’

 

Mar

2016

 

Kazan, Russia. Kazan Federal University. Presenter at a workshop on the EU-Russia relationship. Paper title: ‘Spheres of influence in the EU-Russia relationship’

 

Jun

2015

London, UK. BISA annual conference. Presenter. Paper title: ‘Spheres of influence in the EU-Russia relationship’

 

Apr

2015

Tartu, Estonia. Baltic Defence College. Presenter. Paper title: ‘Russia’s Foreign Policy and its Implications for Baltic Security’

 

Feb

2015

New Orleans, USA. ISA annual conference. Presenter. Paper title: ‘Spheres of influence in the EU-Russia relationship’

 

Nov

2014

Brussels, Belgium. GR:EEN Future Researchers conference. Presenter. Paper title: ‘Spheres of influence in the EU-Russia relationship’

 

Jun

2014

Dublin, Ireland. BISA annual conference. Presenter. Paper title: ‘Sweet enemies: The troubled character of the EU-Russia relationship’

 

Oct

2013

Helsinki, Finland. Aleksanteri Institute annual conference. Presenter. Paper title: ‘The idea of Multipolarity in Russian foreign policy’


Current Affiliation

 

2019 –

Assistant Professor (tenure track), Politics and Governance, HSE – Moscow

 

 

Previous Academic Positions

 

2018­-9

 

2016­-8

 

Research Fellow, International Relations, HSE – Moscow

 

Assistant Professor, Political Science, HSE – St. Petersburg

 

2016-8

Assistant Professor, Comparative Political Studies & International Relations, RANEPA – St. P & Moscow

 

2015-7

Adjunct Lecturer, Politics & International Relations, University of Edinburgh

2014-5

Postdoctoral researcher, Centre for EU-Russia Studies, University of Tartu

 

 

Previous Non-Academic Positions

 

2005-6

Research Analyst and Consultant, international organisations (OSCE, DFID, World Bank) and aid agencies (ACTED, Welthungerhilfe), Central Asia

 

2002-5

Commissioning Editor & Partnership Manager, openDemocracy.net, London

 

2001-2

Senior Researcher, Infonic, communications consultancy, London

The 30th Session of Eurasian Online Seminar. International Panel

On Wednesday, 15 December 2021, The Department of International Relations and International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism of National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) heldthe thirtieth session of Eurasian Online Seminarin the form of discussion panel. The topic for discussion was the presentation of the Special Issue of the Russian Politics journal (Volume 6 (2021): Issue 4 (Oct 2021) on Russian Foreign Policy, edited by Iain Ferguson, Andrej Krickovic, Alexander Lukin and Richard Sakwa.

The conference «Civilizations and International Order: ‘One World’ or ‘Multipolarity’?»

On May 15-16, the HSE faculty of world economy and politics hosted the conference «Civilizations and International Order: ‘One World’ or ‘Multipolarity’?», organized by the International Laboratory of World Order and New Regionalism in cooperation with The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University.

Studying Foreign Policy Discourse

The HSE Look continues a series of interviews with international postdocs about their research. For the February issue we’ve talked with Iain Ferguson, Research Fellow at theInternational Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, about his work and exploration of Moscow and other cities.

Interview with Professor Iain Ferguson

International laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism is launching the interview series with laboratory members. In these interviews they tell us about their professional experience and current and future researches.