Professor, Sciences Po University, Paris
Marie MENDRAS is a political scientist in the field of Russian and post-Soviet studies. She is a professor at the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po University, and a researcher with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. In 2016-2017, she was a Kennan Institute Expert at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C. In 2008-2010, Dr. Mendras was a professor in the Government Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has also served as a consultant for the French government in the 1990s and 2000s. She is the author of Russian Politics. The Paradox of a Weak State (Hurst, 2012), “Russian Elites Worry. The Unpredictability of Putinism” (Transatlantic Academy, June 2016), “Zaxid i Rosiia: vid gostrogo konflikty do dovgostrokovoi strategii rozv’iazannia krizi” (New Europe Center, Kyiv, April 2016), and “La confrontation Russie-Occident perturbe le système Poutine” (Revue de Défense Nationale, Paris, n° 801, juin 2017). Dr. Mendras was educated at Sciences Po, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS in Bologna, and the Russian Research Center at Harvard University. She holds a doctorate in political science from Sciences Po.