Carmen Claudin

Carmen Claudin is a senior research fellow at CIDOB  [Barcelona’s Centre for International Affairs], where she was the director of research from 1998–2012 and has been the deputy director since September 1999. She was awarded a Master’s in Philosophy from the University of the Sorbonne, Paris, where she studied a postgraduate course in Philosophy and History, specialising in Russian and Soviet history. Her book on Lenin and the Cultural Revolution has been translated into many different languages. She has written various chapters for other books, as well as articles in magazines and newspapers related with Soviet and post Soviet issues. From 1990 to 1992, she was a member of the High Task Force Group on the Soviet Union for the European Union Institute of Security Studies [EUISS] in Paris. Her main areas of interest are: Russia and the Ukraine’s domestic and foreign policies, conflicts in the post-Soviet space, the transformation of post-Soviet society and reform processes in the former Soviet countries. She is a member of the executive board of the Migration Policy Group, Brussels, and a member of the editorial board of the Spanish edition of Foreign Policy, Madrid. She has travelled extensively throughout Russia, the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Central Asia, and the Balkans. Prior to establishing residence in Barcelona in 1976, she lived in the Soviet Union and France. She speaks Spanish, French, Catalan, English and Russian.

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