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Alisa Shishkina

Future Russia Fellow, Democratic Resilience Program

Alisa R. Shishkina is a Resident Future Russia Fellow with the Democratic Resilience Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). She is a Senior Research Fellow of the Laboratory for Sociopolitical Destabilization Risk Monitoring at Higher School of Economics and Research Fellow at the Institute for African Studies, which is part of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Her current research focuses on Islamic education in Russia and its relevance to modern political and societal affairs. Alisa completed her undergraduate studies in Cultural Studies and Philosophy at the Higher School of Economics, her master’s degree in Political Science with a specialization in human rights at the Russian State University for the Humanities under the auspices of the United Nations, and her PhD in Political Science at the Higher School of Economics. Alisa also attended courses at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization. She is the author of more than 70 academic papers including articles in journals indexed by Scopus and WoS systems, and the editor of several scientific monographs and issues.  Alisa is also involved in several research teams, grants, and projects in political science.

Beyond academic engagement, Alisa participated in the Council of Europe's Schools of Political Studies Network for several years sharing civic education initiatives. This included programs in partnership with Stockholm School of Economics, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung, UNESCO, European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, Visegrad School of Political Studies, and Moscow School of Political Studies. Alisa took part in the Open World program in Washington DC in 2015. Alisa participated in the events of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and in the preparation of joint discussion platforms for the Russian and international security expert communities. Alisa engaged with the Oxford-Russia Fellowship program through her research on women's protests in the North Caucasus, bridging academic research with coverage of the protests both by the Russian and international academic communities, and the media. 

Written by Alisa Shishkina

blank Missed Targets: the Struggles of Russia’s Missile Industry The country’s hi-tech defense industry is laboring to raise production, with some success. But its efforts are running into trouble.
blank The Tide Retreats from Russia’s IT Sector Four months after the war started, Russia has admitted it lacks IT specialists. But its proposed solution might only benefit the country’s neighbors.
blank Madrid Muddle NATO needs to be serious. Nothing else matters
Joint press statements by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the President of European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen ahead of a meeting with the College of Commissioners. December 15, 2020. Credit: NATO. No Time for EU-NATO Squabbling as Russian Threat Nears Europe is beginning to re-arm and re-think its security, which means deciding how much of the defense burden it will bear.
Credit: Rowan Freeman via Unsplash. Gig Workers or Full Timers – Europe’s Balancing Act The European Parliament wanted to require Uber drivers and Doordash deliverers to become full-time employees. Not so fast, said conservative lawmakers.
blank Suffer Not the Little Children Vladimir Putin's illegal behavior towards Ukrainian children follows a path beaten by the Nazis.