Dmitry V. Efremenko

Deputy Director, Head of the Centre for Academic Research and Informational Studies in Social Sciences

Phone: +7 (499) 124-3201

Academic degrees:

2007 – Doctor of Science in Politics. Thesis title is “The Origin and Evolution of Subject Area of Eco-Political Studies in the Context of Political Issues of Global Development”.

2000 – PhD in Philosophy. Thesis title is “Philosophical Foundations of Technology Assessment”.

Education:

1996–2000: PhD student at the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences.

1996–1997: German-Russian College, University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

1989: Moscow Lomonosov State University, graduated as historian with a thesis on the conceptual foundations of Soviet foreign policy during the Cold War period.

Work experience:

2013–2015, 2016–present: Deputy Director of the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences.

2015–2016: Acting Director of the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences.

2007–2013: Head of the Department of Sociology, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences.

2005, 2009: Guest Researcher at the Universities of Potsdam and Karlsruhe, Germany.

2003: Visiting Fellow at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

2003–2007: Senior Researcher at the Department of Political Science, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences.

2000–2001: Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society, Graz, Austria.

1997–2003: Lecturer and Researcher at the International Institute for Global Problems of Sustainable Development, International Independent University of Environmental & Political Studies.

Teaching experience:

Dmitry Efremenko carried out the supervision of the candidate dissertation by A. Yu. Dolgov (“Theory of Creative Altruism by Pitirim Sorokin: Genesis and Methodological Problems”, defended in 2015).

Awards and honors:

Fields of research:

Social and political theory, international relations, political culture, politics of memory, dynamics of social transformations, integration processes in the post-Soviet space and Greater Eurasia, globalization and sustainable development, environmental policy, assessment of the social consequences of scientific and technological development, problems of scientific and technical information.

Over 270 scientific publications, including 8 monographs in Russian, English and Hungarian; articles in Russian, English, German, Ukrainian, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian and Turkish.

Expert materials for the Valdai International Discussion Club, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, other analytical publications, and publications in electronic media.

Presentations at more than 30 international and all-Russian scientific and scientific-practical conferences in Moscow, St-Petersburg, Tomsk, Voronezh, Suzdal, Ulan-Ude and other Russian cities, as well as in Madrid, Berlin, Dresden, Karlsruhe, Cambridge, Vancouver, Rio-de-Janeiro, Vadstena (Sweden), Nuuk (Greenland), Shanghai, Fairbanks (USA), Ubud (Indonesia) etc.

Selected publications:

Authored books

Efremenko D. (2019) Russian Geostrategic Imperatives. Collection of Essays. Moscow: Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences.

Antopolsky A. B., Efremenko D. V. (2017) Infosfera obschestvennykh nauk Rossii [Infosphere of Russia’s Social Sciences]. Moscow; Berlin: Direct-Media (In Russian). Mode of access: https://books.google.ru/books/about/%D0%98%D0%BD%D1%84%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%84%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B0_%D0%BE%D0%B1%D1%89%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD.html?id=ACxnDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

Efremenko D. V. (2015) Posttravmaticheskaya Rossia. Socialno-politicheskie transformatsii v usloviakh neravnovesnoj dinamiki mezhdunarodnykh otnoshenii [Posttraumatic Russia. Social and Political Transformations under Conditions of Unstable Dynamics of International Relations]. Sankt-Petersburg: Centr humanitarnikh initiativ (in Russian).

Josephson P., Dronin N., Mnatsakanyan R., Cherp A., Efremenko D., Larin A. (2013) An Environmental History of Russia. New York: Cambridge University Press (Scopus). Mode of access: https://www.amazon.com/Environmental-History-Russia-Studies-Environment-ebook/dp/B00BM4TIQ0

Articles in English

Yefremenko D. (2019) By the Waters of Babylon // Lukyanov F. (ed.). Russia and the Middle East: Viewpoints, Policies, Strategies. Minneapolis, MN: East View Press. Mode of access: https://www.eastviewpress.com/Books/2296179B.

Antopolskii A., Efremenko D. (2019) Setting up the Modern Digital Infrastructure for the Storage and Analysis of Scientific and Technological Information // Scientific and Technical Information Processing. Vol. 46, No. 2. DOI: 10.3103/S0147688219020138 (Scopus).

Efremenko D. (2019) Transformation of the Role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Central Eurasia and South Asia // Pakistan Horizon. Karachi: The Pakistan Institute for International Affairs. Vol. 72, No. 3. Mode of access: http://www.piia.org.pk/pakhz-pdf/2019-3.pdf.

Yefremenko D. (2019) From Heaven to Earth. European Identity and Historical Memory // Russia in Global affairs. Vol. 17, No. 3 – July–September. Mode of access: https://eng.globalaffairs.ru/articles/from-heaven-to-earth/.

Efremenko D. (2018) “Deoligarchisation” in Post-Soviet Russia: Retrospective View // Russia and the Moslem World. No. 3.

Antopolskii A., Efremenko D. (2018) The Uniform Electronic Space Revisited // Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Vol. 88, No. 1. Mode of access: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S1019331618010070.

Suntyurenko O., Efremenko D. (2017) Aspects of Analytical Information Support of the Social Assessment of Technical and Technology Risks // Scientific and Technical Information Processing. Vol. 44, No. 4. Mode of access: https://link.springer.com/article/10.3103/S0147688217040037 (Scopus).

Yefremenko D. (2017) The Birth of a Greater Eurasia // Russia in global affairs. Vol. 15, No. 1 – January–March. Mode of access: https://eng.globalaffairs.ru/articles/the-birth-of-a-greater-eurasia/.

Voronovici A., Yefremenko D. (2017) Politics of Memory, Kiev Style. Ukrainian Identity Strategies in the Context of European Integration // Russia in global affairs. Vol. 15, No. 3 – July–September. Mode of access: https://eng.globalaffairs.ru/articles/politics-of-memory-kiev-style/.

Yefremenko D. (2014) Crossing Red Lines. Russia Takes the Lead in Revising the World Order // Russia in Global Affairs. Vol. 11, No. 3 – July–September. Mode of access: https://eng.globalaffairs.ru/articles/crossing-red-lines/.

Yefremenko D. (2013) Life after Vilnius. A new geopolitical configuration for Ukraine // Russia in global affairs. Vol. 11, No. 3 – July–September. Mode of access: https://eng.globalaffairs.ru/articles/life-after-vilnius/.

Efremenko D. (2012) New Russian Government’s Foreign Policy towards East Asia and the Pacific // The Journal of East Asian Affairs. Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall / Winter. Seoul: Institute for National Security Strategy. Mode of access: https://www.jstor.org/stable/23595519?seq=1.

Efremenko D., Evseeva Y. (2012) Studies of Social Solidarity in Russia: Tradition and Modern Trends // The American Sociologist. Vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 349–365. New York: Springer Science+Business Media. Mode of access: https://www.jstor.org/stable/23319618?seq=1.

Yefremenko D. (2012) Waiting for a Storm. Russian Foreign Policy in the Era of Change // Russia in Global Affairs, April-June, No. 2. Mode of access: https://eng.globalaffairs.ru/articles/waiting-for-a-storm/.

Yefremenko D. (2011) After the Tandem: Russian Foreign Policy Guidelines. Russian Foreign Policy in the Era of Turbulence // Russia in Global Affairs, April / April-June, No. 2. Mode of access: http://eng.globalaffairs.ru/number/After-the-Tandem-Russian-Foreign-Policy-Guidelines-15236.

Yefremenko D. (2010) Forced or Desired Modernity? Russia’s Chances in the Post-American world // Russia in Global Affairs, July / September, No. 3. Mode of access: http://eng.globalaffairs.ru/number/Forced-or-Desired-Modernity-14996.

Policy papers

Barabanov O., Efremenko D., Kagarlitsky B., Koltashov V., Telin K. Global ‘Rightist Revolt’: Trumpism and Its Foundations: Valday Discussion Club Report. Moscow, September 2017. Mode of access: https://valdaiclub.com/files/15422/.

Grants and international projects:

“The social effects of convergence of technologies: Interdisciplinary analysis, ethical, political and legal issues”, supported by the Russian State Humanitarian Research Foundation (2011–2012, project leader);

“Philosophical and methodological foundations and social prospects of the concept of ‘Learning Society’ ”, supported by the Russian State Humanitarian Research Foundation (2011–2012, participant);

“Social solidarity as a condition of social transformations: theoretical foundations, Russian specifics, socio-biological and socio-psychological aspects”, supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (2011–2013, project leader);

Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Scholar Program, "EU–Ukraine–Russia Trilateral Political Dialogue and Economic Cooperation as an Alternative to Geopolitical Rivalry in Eastern Europe” (2014);

“Study of the relationship between power and society in Russia from the perspective of political ontology”, supported by the Russian State Humanitarian Research Foundation (2015–2017, participant);

“Formation of a common economic space in Eurasia: Study of the issues of interfacing the construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Eurasian Economic Union”, supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2016–2018, project leader);

“A comprehensive comparative study of the politics of memory in Russia and in the international arena: actors, strategies, tools”, supported by the Russian Science Foundation (2017–2021, participant);

“Integration of the scientific and information resources of the RAS institutions for the humanities (using the example of linguistics) as part of a single digital information space of the RAS”, supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2019–2020, participant);

“The formation of national-state identity and the choice of geopolitical orientation in the countries that emerged after the collapse of Yugoslavia: a comparative study”, supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2019–2021, project leader).

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