Russian Foreign Policy and NATO-Russia Relations

Dr. Tatyana Parkhalina, Director of the Centre for European Security in Moscow, will give a talk on behalf of the Institute of International Affairs, the Atlantic Treaty Association in Iceland and its Youth Association (Vardberg) on Monday January 18th at the Icelandic National Museum´s Lecture Hall, from 12.00 to 13.00. Dr. Parkhalina will discuss Russia´s foreign policy and its relations with NATO in particular. The lecture will be held in English. Björn Bjarnason, chairman of the Atlantic Treaty Association in Iceland, will chair the meeting.

Dr. Tatyana Parkhalina is a Russian expert on European Security problems, on NATO-Russian relations and on Russian Foreign Policy. She graduated from Moscow Institute of International Relations where she defended her PhD Thesis on „Franco-American Relations in the Mediterranean“. Dr. Parkhalina began her career at the Diplomatic Academy and then moved on to the Russian Academy of Sciences (Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences). She worked as the Head of the West European Department at the INION and now she is the Deputy Director of this Institute. She is the author of a number of books and articles on the beforementioned issues. Since 1998 she has been the Director of the NATO Documentation Centre for European Security Studies which in 2001 was renamed into the Centre for European Security. Since 2002  Dr. Parkhalina is a member of the Executive Council of the Russian Unit of the International Pugwash Movement. She has been a member of the Expert Council at the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation since early 2003. In 2004 Dr. Parkhalina became the Vice-President of the Russian Association for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation. In the years 2006 – 2009 she was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). Dr. Tatyana Parkhalina is an Editor-in-Chief of the journal European Security: Events, Assessments, Forecasts and of the journal Urgent Problems of Europe.

The meeting will be held in English and is open to all.