Vladimir Ivanov, Ph.D., is the Director of the EastWest Institute's Moscow Office.
Before his current position, Vladimir was responsible for overseeing and managing EWI's Fiscal Transparency Program, including the publication of a series of studies on fiscal flows between the Federal Budget and the Regions. He was also responsible for EWI's project on reforming regional finances in the Kaliningrad Region, as well as research and development activities in the area of public finance in Russia with a focus on its relationship with the developing private sector. Vladimir currently is involved in all EWI projects with a "Russia dimension," particularly Protection and Counter-terrorism and the U.S.-Russia Constructive Agenda Initiative. His previous professional experience includes work in the fields of social sciences research, business journalism, public relations, journalism and public relations management training, and strategic business planning.
Vladimir is the author of numerous articles published in the Russki Telegraf and Vremya Novostej on Russian economics. He received a B.A. in International Journalism and a Ph.D. in History from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). In addition to his native Russian, Vladimir is fluent in English and French.