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Carmen Claudín

Ms Claudín is a Senior Research Fellow Associate at CIDOB, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, where she has been the Director of Research since 1998 and previously Deputy Director from 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. Ms Claudín’s book on Lenin and the Cultural Revolution has been translated in different languages. She has written various chapters for other books and articles in magazines and newspapers related with Soviet and post-Soviet issues.

Her main areas of interest are: Russia and 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 regularly follows issues related to migrations inside the post-Soviet space, with a special attention to integration policies, xenophobic discourse in the media and social reactions to “the other” in Russia (Caucasus and Central Asian workers) and in Ukraine (Crimean Tatars as well as refugees and displaced persons from the Donbas occupied territory).

She is member of the Advisory Board of the FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe (ROCPE) in Vienna and of the EU-Russia Strategy Group, convened by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). She is also member of the Editorial Board of esglobal (former Spanish edition of Foreign Policy).

Prior to becoming a resident in Barcelona in 1976, she lived in the Soviet Union and France. She speaks Spanish, French, Catalan, English and Russian.

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