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Alexander Sungurov

  • Alexander Sungurov has been at HSE since 2007.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2012

    Doctor of Sciences* in Political Institutes, Processes and Technologies
    Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University)
    Thesis Title: Ombudsman Institute: evolution of traditions and actual practics

  • 1974

    Diploma
    Zhdanov Leningrad State University

  • 1974

    Diploma
    Leningrad State University

  • Professor
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2016/2017)

Courses (2015/2016)

Courses (2014/2015)

Courses (2013/2014)

Courses (2012/2013)

Courses (2011/2012)

Introduction to Speciality (Bachelor’s programme; Department of Applied Politics; 1 year, 1-3 module)Rus

Courses (2010/2011)

Editorial board membership

2013: Member of the Editorial Board, Социум и власть.

Conferences

  • 2015

    XVI Апрельская международная научная конференция «Модернизация экономики и общества» (Москва). Presentation: Повестка дня региональных парламентов: есть ли место для гражданских инициатив (случай Санкт-Петербурга)

  • World Conference of Futures Research 2015 (Regional Conference of WFSF): Futures Studies Tackling Wicked Problems: Where Futures Research, Education and Action Meet (Турку). Presentation: Futures research in contemporary Russia.

  • «Управление публичной политикой: культуры и режимы в сетевых контекстах», (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Роль экспертных сообществ в управлении публичной политикой
  • 9th ICCEES World Congress, (Макухари). Presentation: Mediator or boundary organizations in contemporary Russia

  • 2015 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting “Diversities reconsidered: Politics and Political Science in the 21st Century" (Сан Франциско). Presentation: Political Science in Russia: Academician and Experts

  • 2014
    Thinking Responsibility in Democracy. Presentation: Thinking responsibility in democracy, in hybrid political regimes and in autocracy
  • XV Апрельская международная научная конференция «Модернизация экономики и общества» (Москва). Presentation: Что получается, если институты - медиаторы активно взаимодействуют друг с другом: случай Пермского края
  • Российский парламентаризм: региональное измерение (Томск). Presentation: Контрольная функция парламента: опыт российских регионов
  • Всероссийская научно-практическая конференция «Регион в стране и в мире – тенденции и динамика политического развития (Иркутск). Presentation: Институты с медиаторскими функциями в российских регионах: опыт сравнительного исследования
  • СОЦИАЛЬНО-ПОЛИТИЧЕСКАЯ ТРАНСФОРМАЦИЯ СОВРЕМЕННОЙ РОССИИ: ПОИСК МОДЕЛИ УСТОЙЧИВОГО РАЗВИТИЯ (Москва). Presentation: Гражданское участие в деятельности региональных парламентов: опыт сравнительного анализа
  • XIII Международный семинар «Этничность и власть: политика памяти и культурно-символические ресурсы этнополитической мобилизации» (Ялта). Presentation: «Проблемы миграции решаем вместе: опыт создания межсекторной диалоговой площадки»

Publications109

Publications

  1. Human Rights and challenges of XXI centure (Co-editor) – Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2012. 349 p.
  2. Think Tanks and centers for public policy in Russia and other post-communist countries: development and functions //The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 39 (2012) 22–55.
  3. Human Rights as a subject of political science and as a interdisciplinary conception. // Political Research, 2010, no. 6, pp. 90-105 (In Russian)
  4. Innovations ant its diffusion: possibility of the using of this conceptions in the social and political spheres // Fylosofskie nauki, 2010, no. 1, pp. 9-18 (In Russian)
  5. Public Sphere, Civil Society and Power (Editor). – Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2008. 422 p.
  6. Functions of political system and its changing during democracy transit. – SPb.: Yutas, 2008. 292 p. (In Russian)
  7. Public Policy – 2007 (Editor). – SPb.: Norma, 2007, 220 p.
  8. Ombudsman Institute: Evolution of traditions and modern practics. – SPb: Norma, 2005. – 384 p.
  9. Public Policy Center: possible direction of analysis and the basic functions – In Public Policy – 2004. – SPb.: Norma, 2004, pp. 59-65.
  10. Institute of Commisioner for Human Rights in subject of Russian federation/ Textbook. / Ed by Alexander Sungurov. – SPb.: Norma, 2003. – 312 p. (In Russ).
  11. “Think Tanks” and Centers for Public Policy: First Attempts of the International Experience Analysis. // In ““Think Tanks” and Centers for Public Policy: International and First Russian Experience - St.Petersburg: Norma. 2002, p. 55-70 (In Russ).
  12. Experience of Ombudsman Institute Development in regions of Russia. // Political Research, no.  2, 2002, pp. 147-154
  13. Civic Initiatives and prevention of corruption (Editor). – St.Petersburg: Norma, 2000

Employment history

  1. Family name:            Sungurov, Prof.
  2. First names:             Alexander
  3. Date of birth:                        15 May 1951
  4. Nationality:               Russian
  5. Civil status:              Married, two daughter
  6. Education

Institution:

Date:

Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:

Moscow State Institute of International Relation (MGIMO), 2007

Dr.Sci.Political Science. (National Doctoral Sciences degree in Political Science)

North-West Academy of State Service

1996

Ph.D.Sci (Candidate of Science, Political Science)

St-Petersburg University, Department of Law

10/1990 – 02/1994

Diploma in Jurisprudence

Institute for Roentgenology and radiobiology

1989

Dr.Sci.Biol. (National Doctoral Sciences degree in Biology),

Leningrad University, Physics Department

09/1968 – 02/1974

Diploma in Physics

 

  1. Language Skills: Indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 (1-excellent; 5-basic)

Language

Reading

Speaking

Writing

English

2

2

2

Russian

Native

 

  1. Membership of professional bodies:
  • Vice President,  (since 2013), Member of board (since 2007), European  Ombudsman Institute
  • Vice President,  (since 2013), Member of  Board of Russian Association for Political Science (RAPS), coordinator of Research Committee for Human Rights of RAPS (Since 2004)
  • Member, Expert Council at the Standing Committee for Ethnic Affair of  State Duma of Russian Federation (since 2012)
  • Member, Russian President’s Council for Support of Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights (2004-2008);
  • Chairman of Expert Council for Civic and Human Rights Eductation at the Standing Committee for Science and Education of State Duma of Russian Federation (2003-2008)
  • Member of the boards of Research Committee №32 for Public Policy and Administration and Research Committee №26 for Human Rights of International Association for Political Science
  • Board member and founding member of St. Petersburg Association of Scientists, 1997- to date; 1989-1990
  • Member of Rotary Club «St. Petersburg», 1996 – to date

 

  1. Other skills:
  • Computer literacy, Internet, experience in lecturing, training, moderation

 

  1. Present Position:                      
  • Professor, Head of Department of Applied Political Science at the SPb Campus of National Research University - Higher School of Economics, since 2006
  • President of St. Petersburg Humanities and Political Studies Centre “Strategy”, since 1994

 

 

  1. Key Qualifications:

Expertise in: Public Policy, Human Rights Protection, Ombudsman institute development (Expert of Council of Europe and OCSE), NGOs activity, Local government, and regional policy

 

13. Professional experience record:

Specific Foreign Countries experience:

 

Country

 

 

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek (Expert and Key-speaker at Public Lectures in Staff of ombudsman institute, organized by UNDP

June, 2014

Tajikistan, Dushanbe (Expert and Facilitator at the training seminar for Year  Plan Development, organized by UNDP

November, 2009

Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek (Expert and Facilitator at the training seminar for Strategic Plan Development, organized by UN Country Team  for Kyrgyzstan Ombudsman staff)

July, 2008

Uzbekistan (Expert at the OSCE International Expert Roundtable «Contemporary experience of socio-political modernization and ensuring stability»), Buhara

April, 2007

Uzbekistan (Expert and facilitator at the traning seminars, organized by OSCE  for Uzbekistan Ombudsman staff)

February, April, 2006

USA (Short term Schollarship in Kennan Institute, Woodroe Wilson Center for Schollars Washington, DC)

March, 2005

USA (Scholarship in Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Washington, DC)

January-April, 1996

USA (Local Government Program, Center for Citizen Initiatives, San-Francisco)

September-October, 1992

 

Professional Experience Record:

 

Date

Location

Company

Position

Description

04/2014

Almata Kazakhstan

Soros Fund

International Expert

Seminar, devoted to translation of textbook on Public Advocacy

9/2009 – 12/2009

Tajikistan, Dushanbe

UNDP

International Expert

Expert support for new established Institute of Ombudsman of Tajikistan. Institution building and team building support

5/2008-6/2008

Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Osh

UN Country Team

International Expert

Evaluation of Kyrgyzstan ombudsman institute and preparation proposals to improve it’s activity as part of UN Country Team efforts to strengthen National HR Institutes in Kyrgyzstan

9/2005

9/2006

Russian

Federation

Atos Origin – Belgium

Senior Expert- Team Leader

TACIS Action Programme (Under  AMS/ 451)

Project: “Coordination of the Offices of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation”

10/2003

10/2004

 

Russian

Federation

SEMA

Group

(Belgium)

Institution Building expert.

EU – TACIS – Policy Advice Programme (under AMS/451)

Project: „Support to the Strengthening of the Ombudsman Office in the Astrakhan Region

 Mission Institution Building expert.

Providing policy and legal advice for the strengthening of the structure of the Regional Ombudsmen in South Russia.

 

10/2000

06/2001

Russian Federation

Soges(It), STG(Be)

Institution Building expert

EU–TACIS - EES 5 (European Expertise Service). Project: “Policy advice to the Human Rights Commissioner of the Russian Federation”.

Institution Building expert. Preparation of draft of the reorganisation plan for the Ombudsman’s office

 

01/2001

12/2005

Moscow Branch of Eurasia Found. (USA)

Expert – specialist for project evaluation

Evaluation of 10 projects, suported by Eurasia Found., evaluation of 3-year programm of Eurasia Found (member of evaluation team)

07/2004

Spain, Barselona

Council of Europe

Expert

Prepararion and presentation report on developmant of regional ombudsman institute at the «First European Round table of Regional Ombudsmans»

January 1994- to date

Russian Federation St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg  Humanities and Political Studies Centre “Strategy” 

President

Responsible for the organisation in whole;

Analysis and research in Civil society, Human Rights, social partnership.

Preparation and realization expert interviews, and other journalistic work.

 

 

January 1997- to date

Russian

Federation,

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg University, Dept. of Political Science

Professor

Lectures on Political Science, Municipal Politics etc.

 

April 1990 – December 1993

Russian

Federation,

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg City Council

(Regional Legislative Assembly)

Chairman of Standing Committee for Science and Higher Education

Analysis of Legislation, preparation of law, creation of regional agencies for science

February 1974 – March 1990

Russian

Federation,

St. Petersburg

Central Research Institute for roentgenology and radiobiology

Senior research fellow

Experimental research in field of radiobiology and biophysics

Doctor's Degree in Political Science (2007), MGIMO (U)
Doctor's Degree in Biology (biophysics & radiobiology)

Professor of political science

Law, second higher education (1994)
Physics, molecular biophysics (1974)

Fields of professional interest

Tranzition to Democracy
Human Rights
Government and Nongovernment Human Rights Institutions
Public Policy
Social and Policy Innovations

Professional Experience

      President of St. Petersburg Humanities and Political Studies Centre “Strategy”, since 1994 
Professor, St. Petersburg University, Dept. of Political Science, January 1997- May 2006
Chairman of Standing Committee for Science and Higher Education, St. Petersburg City Council, (Regional Legislative Assembly), April 1990 – December 1993
Senior research fellow, Central Research Institute for roentgenology and radiobiology, February 1974 – March 1990/

Professional experience record: Specific Foreign Countries experience:

Tajikistan, Dushanbe (Expert and Facilitator at the training seminar for Year  Plan Development, organized by UNDP, November, 2009
Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek (Expert and Facilitator at the training seminar for Strategic Plan Development, organized by UN Country Team  for Kyrgyzstan Ombudsman staff), July, 2008
Uzbekistan (Expert and facilitator at the traning seminars, organized by OSCE  for Uzbekistan Ombudsman staff), February, April, 2006
USA (Short term Schollarship in Kennan Institute, Woodroe Wilson Center for Schollars Washington, DC), March, 2005
USA (Scholarship in Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Washington, DC), January-April, 1996
USA (Local Government Program, Center for Citizen Initiatives, San-Francisco), September-October, 1992
 


Membership of professional bodies:

  • Vice President,  (since 2013), Member of board (since 2007), European  Ombudsman Institute
  • Vice President,  (since 2013), Member of  Board of Russian Association for Political Science (RAPS), coordinator of Research Committee for Human Rights of RAPS (Since 2004)
  • Member, Expert Council at the Standing Committee for Ethnic Affair of  State Duma of Russian Federation (since 2012)
  • Member, Russian President’s Council for Support of Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights (2004-2008);
  • Chairman of Expert Council for Civic and Human Rights Eductation at the Standing Committee for Science and Education of State Duma of Russian Federation (2003-2008)
  • Member of the boards of Research Committee №32 for Public Policy and Administration and Research Committee №26 for Human Rights of International Association for Political Science
  • Board member and founding member of St. Petersburg Association of Scientists, 1997- to date; 1989-1990 

Association of Programme and Policy Evaluation Specialists now accepting members

From 15 May 2014 the Association of Programme and Policy Evaluation Specialists has begun its activity. The Management Board of the Association now includes Daniil Tsygankov, Director of the Regulatory Impact Assessment Centre, and Alexander Sungurov, Head of the Applied Political Studies Department at NRU HSE (St Petersburg).