— NEWS RELEASE —
WASHINGTON, Sept 18—Valery Tishkov, former Russian Minister for Nationalities and current director of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Russian Academy of Sciences, has joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as a visiting scholar with the Carnegie Russia and Eurasia Program, the Endowment announced today.
Welcoming the announcement, Ambassador James F. Collins, director of the Russia and Eurasia Program, said, “We are delighted to be expanding the collaboration between Valery Tishkov and the Carnegie Endowment that began at our Moscow Center and continues here in Washington, D.C. Dr. Tishkov, a distinguished expert on nationalism and ethnic identity in Russia, has made major contributions to understanding questions of political culture and ethnicity in Russia. His work with Carnegie will provide unique and valuable insights for the policy and scholarly communities in Washington and internationally.”
Tishkov, an expert on Russia ethnic and civic identity, previously served on the advisory board for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, was a member of the Russian State Committee on Migration Policy, and chairman of the State Committee for Nationality Affairs in the Russian government.
The Carnegie Russia and Eurasia Program has, since the end of the Cold War, led the field of Eurasian security, including strategic nuclear weapons and nonproliferation, development, economic and social issues, governance, and the rule of law.
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