Executive director, Center for International Studies
Mykola KAPITONENKO is an Associate Professor at the Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He is also the Director of the Center of International Studies, an NGO that specializes in regional security studies and foreign policy of Ukraine. He was a visiting professor to the University of Iowa, and he taught at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Since 2015, Dr. Kapitonenko has been co-editing UA: Ukraine Analytica, and in 2012, he received the National Prize of Ukraine in science. His research focuses on conflict studies and Ukrainian foreign policy. He has been managing a number of analytical projects. Dr. Kapitonenko is the author of a textbook on international conflict studies, a monograph on power factor in international politics, and more than 100 articles, op-eds, and policy papers on various foreign policy and security issues.