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Shvedova Nadezhda Alexandrovna

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Shvedova Nadezhda Alexandrovna graduated from the Department of Modern and Contemporary History, Faculty of History, Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov (diploma with distinction). He has been working at ISKRAN since 1971, since 2007 – the head of the Center for Socio-Political Studies.

Candidate of Historical Sciences (‘The Role of the US Congress Standing Committees in Solving Environmental Problems’), Doctor of Political Sciences (US Health System: Government Mechanism and Politics); member of the Dissertation Council D002.244.02 at the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences; member of the Scientific Council on Gender Issues at the Department of Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences; member of the editorial board of the magazine: ‘A woman in Russian society. Russian scientific journal ‘; member of the Expert Council on Gender Equality in the Committee on Family, Women and Children of the State Duma and the Expert Council under the State Duma Committee on Nationalities Affairs of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Member of the Coordination Council on Gender Issues under the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development of the Russian Federation.

Scope of research: political science, political institutions and mechanisms, comparative analysis of gender issues, the situation of women in the US, Canada and Russia, women’s movement, women and politics, US domestic politics, social policy, health care system, environmental protection, modern US history.
ON. Shvedova has published over 100 scientific works, including monographs, sections and chapters in collective monographs, brochures, articles in periodicals in Russia and abroad.
In 1993, N.Shvedova’s monograph “Public health: the American model. M .: Nauka, 1993, became the first attempt in the domestic science to comprehend the role, place and significance of the state’s health policy as an integral part of its social activities at the present stage. Among the published works is the monograph “Just about the complex: gender education. M .: ANTIQUA, 2002., ‘North America in the early 21st century: women and politics. Gender Political Culture. Moscow: Russian Academy of Sciences. Institute of the USA and Canada, 2003.
N.Shvedova was involved as an expert in the preparation of materials for parliamentary hearings and other documents on social problems in the country’s highest legislative body, as well as the Central Committee of the Trade Union of Health Workers and other institutions. In 1994-1995 gg. N.Shvedova, a scholarship holder of the IREX-1987 program, participated for the first time in the history of Russian-American relations in the international project “Women Trainees of the US Congress” after passing a nine-month internship in the US Senate on social policy, the status of US women, the structure of the legislative branch and the political mechanism of the American electoral system, in 2003-2004 – Fulbright Fellow.
ON. Shvedova combines scientific work with teaching in Russia and abroad – delivered a course of lectures with the support of Oswsor College (Minnesota, USA, 2000), Pennsylvania University (Pennsylvania, USA, 2000), lecture course with the support of the Michigan State University, the USA, 1991,1993,1994), a course of lectures with the support of the Berlin group of the International Women’s League for Peace and Freedom (Germany, 1991). Teacher of the Faculty of World Politics of the State University of Humanities. Manages postgraduate students, job seekers.
Works on grants from domestic and foreign research support funds: RGNF (2007-2008), Canadian International Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Canadian Foundation (2006-2007).


About the Center


The main current topic of the Center’s scientific specialization is – an analysis of the current state and trends in the social and political sphere of the United States. Particular attention is paid to the study of the problems of the US political system, political processes, election campaigns, political culture in American political science, and a new direction – gender political culture.

The Center for Social and Political Studies was established in 2007, refers to the internal political direction in ISKRAN.
The center conducts research on problems of state power, health, legal American and human rights, constitutional law of the United States, criminal justice in general, judiciary and judicial proceedings, judicial constitutional supervision, human rights.
One of the directions is the study of the status of women and mechanisms of gender equality in the United States, political participation of women, basic concepts of women’s rights and gender equality, international and national standards and mechanisms for protecting and promoting women’s rights, trends in changing attitudes towards gender, racial and sexual attitudes in culture USA in the era of post-political correctness.
Special attention is paid to the analysis of the image of modern Russia in American political science, the theory and history of international relations, foreign policy consciousness, the concept and strategy of US domestic and foreign policy, the activities of leading research centers in the US and Russia
The results of the Center’s work are reflected in the publications; analytical materials for the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, the Federation Council, the State Duma, a number of ministries and departments.
The scientists of the Center carry out opposition and preparation of reviews for dissertations, participate in many domestic and international conferences and congresses, at which they presented over 40 reports in the period from 2005 to August 2008. The geography of Russian cities includes: Moscow, Voronezh, Dubna, Pskov, Pyatigorsk, Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Vladivostok, as well as foreign countries – Washington, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Istanbul, Astana, Almaty, Baku, Yerevan, San Diego, Francisco, (List of names of the event and venue – attached).

Publications of the employees of the Center 2005-2011:
Entrepreneurship and women of indigenous minorities of the North through the prism of gender education. Responsible editor of NA Shvedova M .: Center for Information Technologies in Environmental Management, 2007. Public Gender Library of the Center for Gender Studies of the European Humanities University.

The collective monograph reveals and summarizes the Russian specificity of entrepreneurship for women, taking into account the gender component. The book includes an original Curriculum on the technology of including women in business, reflecting the Russian and Canadian experience. In general, the proposed book and the curriculum represent a set of prepared materials for teaching both in-depth and introductory elective courses on this subject in different types of educational institutions, including women’s non-stop education programs organized by interested non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
There is an electronic expanded version of the book ‘Entrepreneurship and Women of Indigenous Peoples of the North through the Prism of Gender Education. (School of Entrepreneurship) ‘. Otv. editor, the author of chapters. 2007, 500 pages.

Batalov E.Ya. World Development and World Order (Analysis of Modern American Concepts) – Moscow: ‘Russian Political Encyclopedia’ (ROSENN), 2005. – 376 p.


The monograph is the first comprehensive study in which the problems of modern world political development and the world order that have become very relevant both abroad and in Russia are considered in recent years. In the work, an analysis of the concepts of influential authors such as Fukuyama, Huntington, Brzezinski, Kissinger, Nay-ml., Aikenberry, Gaddis and others has been undertaken, as well as the discussions that have taken place in recent years in the United States around such problems as the destiny of the nation-state, the possibility the formation of a “multipolar” world, the prospects for building an “American empire,” the foreign policy strategy of the United States, etc. Looking at the problems under study through the prism of American political culture, the author shows the existence of deep links between the concepts of the world th political development and political order emerging in the United States in the post-cold-war world, and national political traditions, evolved in this country over the past history.
The work has no analogues either in domestic or foreign literature, and it is of interest both for international political scientists and for all who are interested in political thought and politics.

Batalov E.Ya. On the philosophy of international relations. Moscow: Scientific and Educational Forum on International Relations, 2005. 132 p.
The book outlines the contours of the philosophy of international relations as a new scientific discipline that is just emerging, which is aimed at finding the deep bases of the processes and phenomena of international life, and on disclosing the essence of international relations as a special form of reality. The author believes that over time the philosophy of international relations could become – along with the philosophy of politics and the philosophy of law – a full member of the family of philosophical disciplines and an organic part of the science of international relations.
The publication is addressed to researchers, university lecturers, post-graduate students and students studying in the field of ‘international relations’, ‘philosophy’, ‘political science’, as well as all those who are interested in international relations, political science and philosophy.

Batalov E.Ya. Man, the world, politics. Moscow: Scientific and Educational Forum on International Relations, 2008. 330 p.


The work of the famous Russian political scientist and philosopher E.Ya. Batalov is devoted to the philosophical interpretation of modern political processes, including international relations, through the prism of the human being. The author believes that one of the merits of the European philosophy of modern times was a turn to man as the center of socio-political space, a free object of creative activity. Such a turn, according to the author, is to be accomplished by political science, which so far focuses on institutional problems. In this connection, the author makes an attempt to see behind the political institutions a living person with his needs, interests, illusions, errors and hopes. The book for the first time presents provisions on anthropology and the philosophy of international relations as scientific sub-disciplines.
The publication is of interest to political scientists, international specialists, students, undergraduates, graduate students, researchers and teachers, anyone who is interested in the philosophical interpretation of international relations and modern politics.

Zorin V.S. ‘Unknown about the known’. The 3rd edition, expanded and enlarged. Moscow: Vagrius, 2006.




Shvedova NA ‘Mechanisms of gender equality in Canada’. Gender equality in the modern world: the role of national mechanisms. M .: MAX Press, 2008.
Shvedova N.A. Gender Politics in Russia – chapter in Gender Politics in Post-Communist Eurasia. Edited by Linda Racioppi and Katherine O’Sullivan See. Michigan State University Press, USA, 2008.
Shvedova N.A. ‘Women in the US: the mechanism of gender equality. A woman in Russian society. ” ‘Russian Scientific Journal’, No.1 / 2, 2008.
Shvedova N.A. ‘Maternal and child health in the US: the state and current problems’. ‘USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture’, No.3, 2008.
Shvedova N.A. ‘Status of women and mechanisms of gender equality in the United States. Gender Equality in the Modern World: The Role of National Mechanisms. M .: MAX Press, 2008.
Shvedova N.A. “Gender and Development: Problems and Achievements”. ‘USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture’, No.3, 2007.
Shvedova N.A. Chapter ‘US Health in the early 21st century in the monograph’ The United States: the experience of social policy and lessons for Russia ‘. Moscow: RAS Institute of the USA and Canada, 2007.
Shvedova N.A. Chapter ‘Protection of Maternal and Child Health in the Modern American Healthcare System’ in the monograph ‘The United States: Social Policy Experience and Lessons for Russia’. Moscow: Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of USA and Canada, 2007
Shvedova N.A. ‘Why women should go to power’. The theses of the report in the collection ‘Peace in the North Caucasus through languages, education, culture. Materials At the International Congress. October 8-12, 2007. Symposium ХУ1. Gender, family and power relations. ” Pyatigorsk 2007.
Shvedova N.A. “The economic and political situation of American women.” ‘USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture’, No.11, 2007.
Shvedova N.A. “Gender, Democracy and Civil Society”. ‘Representative Power’, No.6, 2006.

Shvedova N.A. Chapter ‘Political Aspects of the Need for a Gender Strategy in Russia’. In the collection “Integration of the gender approach into the social policy of the region”. LLP “FEMINA”, Naberezhnye Chelny, 2006.


Shvedova N.A. ‘Women’s Cock in the US Congress’. ‘USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture’, No. 3, 2006.
Shvedova N.A. “The partnership of women and men is the basis of security in the national house and in the world.” Compilation ‘Transition period: civil society and issues of building democracy’. Association of Women with University Education, Yerevan: Asogik, 2006.
Shvedova N.A. ‘Implementing gender policy – a new philosophy of the world’. International Conference: ‘Women and Globalization: Challenges, Threats and Development Prospects’ (22-23 February 2006, Astana, Kazakhstan).
Shvedova N.A. ‘The creation and construction of a coalition with federal / regional governments to ensure gender equality.’ November 22 – 23, 2005, Ivanovo. A woman in Russian society. ‘Russian scientific journal’. No.1 / 2 (38-39), 2006.
Shvedova N.A. “US: American people after Beijing (to create their own history or how the Americans are fighting for their rights and opportunities) ‘. Russian Society. Gender dimension. Collection of scientific articles. Ivanovo. Ivanovo State University. 2006.
Shvedova N.A. ‘Obstacles to Women’s Participation in Parliament’. In Women in Parliament: Beyond Numbers. A Revised Edition, 2005. International IDEA. Stockholm. http: //www.idea.inf
Batalov E.Ya. ‘National chronotope in international communication’. ‘Space and time in world politics and international relations’. Materials of the 4th Convention of RAMI. T. 3. Time and space of world religions and local cultures. Local cultures and intercivilizational dialogue. Under the editorship of VS Glagolev and AV Shestopal. M., MGIMO (U), 2007.
Batalov E.Ya. ‘On the categories of the philosophy of international relations’. World politics: the problem of theoretical identification and modern development. ‘Political science’. Yearbook 2005. M., ROSSPEN, 2006.
Batalov E.Ya. ‘The idea of ​​democracy in America of the twentieth century’, ‘USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture’, 2006, No. 2 4.
Batalov E.Ya. “What Russia needs the West.” ‘Modern Europe’, no. 4, October-December 2005.
Vlasikhin V.A. ‘US law on the fight against terrorism’. Collection ‘Terrorism: the legal aspects of the struggle’. Call aut. Otv. Ed .: IL Trunov. Introduction: N.P. Patrushev. M., Eksmo, 2007 year.
Vlasikhin V.A. ‘US legislation on the fight against terrorism’. Collection ‘Contemporary Criminal Law and Criminology’. Collection of scientific works of INION RAS and IGPAN RAS. 2007 year.
Vlasikhin V.A. – scientific editor of the book: William Burnham. The US legal system. Translation from English. M., RIO ‘New Justice’, 2006.
Vlasikhin VA “How is the US prosecutor’s office organized.” ‘Expert’, No. June 24, 26, 2006.
Vlasikhin VA “The United States: did the Bill of Rights fail? The American Congress approved a bill on military commissions (tribunals). ” Newspaper Moskovskie Novosti, No. 39, 13 October 2006.
Vlasikhin V.A. ‘US: virtual tour of the transparent court house’. Transparency of justice. Collection. Call aut. Otv. Ed. Chizhkov S.L. M., Leks Est, 2005.
Zolotukhin V.P. ‘The creation in the US of a federal nanotechnology program’ ‘The New and Contemporary History,’ ‘No. 3, 2008
Zolotukhin V.P. ‘The debate in the US on the project of George W. Bush. reform of the pension system ‘. ‘American Yearbook’. IVI, Science, 2007
Zorin V.S. ‘Politics of the Republican Administration of the United States and the problems of the security of outer space’. ‘Peace and Accord’, No.1, 2007.
Zorin V.S. ‘Security problems and international cooperation at the present stage’. ‘Economic Strategy’, No.2, 2006
Zorin V.S. ‘US National Security Strategy’. ‘The Bush Doctrine’ – the main provisions and goals’. ‘Analytical notes’ (monthly of the World Policy and Resources Fund), 2006, No.3
Khalilov V.M. ‘Cinema of the Future: American Forecasts’. ‘USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture’, No. 4, 2007
Shakleina TA “Russian-American relations in connection with the conflicts in the European part of the CIS”. “Economics and politics in contemporary international conflicts.” Otv. Ed. HELL. Bogaturov. Moscow: MGIMO, 2008. – P. 159-171.
Shaklein TA ‘Russia and the US: what should we take from the historical experience of the Cold War. ‘Russia and America in the 21st Century.’, 2007, No. 2 2.


Shaklein TA ‘Russia and the United States in the world of’ hard power ‘. Russia and the world: yesterday, today, tomorrow. Laws of development and national features of politics, economy and law. Otv. Ed. Z.V. Ivanovsky. Moscow: MGI them. E.R. Dashkova, 2007.
Shakleina TA “Russian-American relations and ensuring international stability”, “Sense”, May 2007.
Shakleina TA Russia Between East and West / International Relations: From Local Changes to Global Shifts. Ed. by D. Katsy. St. Petersberg: St. Petersberg University Press, 2007. – P. 125-136
Shakleina TA – Ans. Ed. Problems of transatlantic relations in the beginning of the XXI century. Otv. Ed. V.A. Kremenyuk and Т.А. Shaklein. M., 2007.
Shakleina TA Conclusion / Problems of transatlantic relations in the beginning of the XXI century. Otv. Ed. V.A. Kremenyuk and Т.А. Shaklein. M., 2007
Shakleina TA ‘The second chance for the US and for the rest of the world’ ‘International processes’, No. 3 (October-December 2007).
Shakleina TA ‘Russia and the USA in the beginning of the XXI century: the problem of mutual understanding and mutual perception’. “Russian-American relations in the past and the present.” Materials of the international conference dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and the United States. Ed. E.I. The Brewer. Moscow: RGGU, 2007.
Shakleina TA – Ans. Ed. ‘The second term of the Bush administration: old problems and new answers’. Moscow: ISKRAN, 2006.
Shakleina TA Toward Real World Leadership: George W. Bush Possible Legacy / The Second Bush Presidency: Global Perspectives. Ed. by A. Gupta and S. Cherian. Delhi: Dorlong Kindersley (India), 2006. – P. 43-62.
Shakleina TA “Status quo in international relations”. ‘The second term of the Bush administration: old problems and new answers’. Otv. Ed. T.A. Shaklein. Moscow: ISKRAN, 2006.
Shakleina TA Chapter 10. ‘The resumption of bipolar confrontation (1980-1985)’. ‘System history of international relations’. In 2 volumes. Ed. HELL. Bogaturov. M .: NOFMO, 2006. – T. 2. – P. 420-457 (in co-authorship)
Shakleina TA Chapter 11. ‘The Decay of the Yalta-Potsdam Order (1986-1991)’ ‘Systemic History of International Relations”. In 2 volumes. Ed. HELL. Bogaturov. М .: NOFMO, 2006. – Т. 2. – С. 458-513 (in the co-authorship)
Shakleina TA Foreign Policy Studies: Role and Impact on Decision-Making in the U.S. and Russia / International Relations: the Field of Vision and Persistence of Politics. Ed. by D. Katsy. St. Petersberg: St. Petersberg University Press, 2006 ..
Shakleina TA ‘Russia and the United States in World Politics’. ‘USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture’, 2006, No. 2 9.
Shakleina TA “Status quo against the world order”. ‘International processes’, 2006. No. 1.
Shakleina T.A. “What strategy is needed for peace: a strategy of war or a strategy of progress. No. ‘.’ USA and Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture ‘, 2006. No.1.
Shakleina TA – Ans. Ed. “Problems of leadership in the foreign policy of the United States. Results of the first term of the Bush administration ‘. Moscow: ISKRAN, 2005.
Shakleina TA “Questions of strategy in the activities of the Bush administration.” “Problems of leadership in the foreign policy of the United States. Results of the first term of the Bush administration. Otv. Ed. T.A. Shaklein. Moscow: ISKRAN, 2005.
Shakleina TA “Russia and the USA: problems of interaction”. “Problems of leadership in the foreign policy of the United States. Results of the first term of the Bush administration ‘. Otv. Ed. T.A. Shaklein. Moscow: ISKRAN, 2005 (in co-authorship).
Shakleina TA ‘Place of realism in the Russian research MO’. ‘The Russian science of international relations: new directions’. Ed. A.P. Tsygankova and P.A. Tsygankova. М .: ‘ПЭР СЭ’, 2005. (in the co-authorship).
Shakleina TA The Russian Realist School of International Relations / New Directions in Russian International Studies. Ed. by A. Umland. Ibidem-Verlag: Stuttgart, 2005. (coauthor)
Shakleina TA “Strategy of the Bush administration before and after the elections”. ‘Russia and the world: yesterday, today, tomorrow. Globalization and prospects for socio-economic development. ” Otv. Ed. Z.V. Ivanovsky. Moscow: MGI them. E.R. Dashkova, 2005.




Shvedova N.A. “At the first case, Adam blamed the woman on the responsibility.” 13.06.2006. 2006-06-13

Khalilov V.M. ‘Transformation of the image of a journalist and the image of the press in the US cinema at the beginning of the 21st century’.