Izotov Alexander

PHD in political science, associate professor

Education and work:

Graduated with honors from the Bachelor"s degree (1999) and the Master"s program (2001) of the Faculty of International Relations of St. Petersburg State University in the field of "European Studies".

In 2000, he passed an internship at the Committee on International Affairs of the European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium), as well as the University of Leuven (Leuven, Belgium)

In 2004 he defended his thesis on "Expansion of the European Union and Russia: Prospects for Relations in the Context of International Relations in Europe".
Candidate of Political Sciences.

Since 2001, he teaches at the Faculty of International Relations. Since 2008 occupies the post of associate professor.

Honorary titles and awards:

In 2013. awarded the title of Associate Professor.

Main areas of scientific interests:

Relations between the European Union and Russia;
European Neighborhood Policy and the EU Eastern Partnership;
Foreign policy of the European Union;
The role of international organizations in modern European politics.

Participation in scientific conferences:

He spoke at conferences of several leading international associations in the field of studying international relations and European studies, including at conferences organized by WISC - the World International Studies Committee (Ljubljana, 2008), CEEISA - Central and East European International Studies Association (Tartu, 2006). St. Petersburg, 2009, Istanbul, 2011), TEPSA - Trans European Policy Studies Association (Stockholm, 2010), 13 Aleksanteri conference (Helsinki, 2013) Also participated in conferences of leading Russian universities, including MGIMO (U) and St. Petersburg State University.

Participation in the scientific life of SPbSU and the faculty:

Over the years, he coordinated the organization of international scientific conferences on topical problems of the relations between the European Union and Russia organized by St. Petersburg State University jointly with leading Russian and foreign research institutions in the field of studying European integration, including the College of Europe (Brugge, Belgium), MGIMO ), Syans Po - Lille (France), and others.

Knowledge of foreign languages:



International professional contacts:

C 2011 teaches at the international master"s program MIREES (Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe) of the University of Bologna (Italy)

In the year 2009. held an internship at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) under the program "EU Negotiations: Training the Trainers"

Member of the Association for International Studies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEEISA)

Member of the Board of the St. Petersburg branch of the Union of English Speaking (UK) (English Speaking Union)
In 2002 took part in the annual general conference of the Union of English-speaking, held at Oriel College, Oxford University