Chernykh Irina AlexandrovnaChief Research Fellow at KazISS under President of RK, Doctor of History, Professor
· 1990 graduated from S. Kirov Kazakh State University (currently al-Farabi Kazakh National University) summa cum laude. Major – Modern and Contemporary History of Europe and America;
· 1990 – 1993 - Postgraduate Programme, Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Europe and America, al-Farabi Kazakh National University;
· 1995 defended the thesis for the Candidate of Science Degree on ‘Evolution of Concept of Monarchy in British Political Thinking’;
· 2007 defended the thesis for the Doctor of Science Degree on ‘History of Formation of Regional Security System in Central Asia (1991-2006)’.
· 1993 - 1995 – al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Department of Contemporary History of Europe and America: Senior Lecturer;
· 1995 – 2007 – al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of RK: Associate Professor;
· 1995-2007 – al-Farabi Kazakh National University, School of International Relations: Deputy Dean;
· 2007 – 2009 – al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Department of Area Studies and World Economy: Department Head
· 2009-2010 – Institute of Political Solutions, Expert and Applied Analysis Department: Department Head;
· 2011 – Present – Chief Research Fellow at KazISS under President of RK.
Research Grants and Projects:
· Fulbright Fellowship Program (1997-1998), research on ‘Interethnic Relations as Index of Democratization within Post-Soviet Space; Case of Kazakhstan’;
· Ministry of Education and Science of RK for ‘Young Promising Scholar’ (2000);
· Faculty Development Fellowship Program of the Open Society Institute (2003, 2004, 2005), research on Theoretical and Mythological Analysis of Regional Security in Central Asia’;
· Fulbright Fellowship Program, US Embassy in the Republic of Kazakhstan (2005), research on ‘Security in Central Asia: Methodological Framework of Analysis’;
· Ministry of Education and Science of RK for ’Best University Lecturer’ (2006);
· Curriculum Resource Center of the Central European University (2008-2009), course on ‘Identities and Ethnicities in Central Asia: Theoretical Debates’.
Research Training Courses:
University of South Alabama (Birmingham, USA);
California University (Berkeley,USA);
Stanford University (Palo Alto, USA);
Central-European University (Budapest, Hungary).
Professor of Central Asian Seminar on Security Studies (2003-2006), sponsored by Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching of the Open Society Institute (Budapest);
Co-Director, Professor of International Seminar ‘Rethinking International Security Agenda’ (2009-2012), sponsored by Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching of the Open Society Institute (Budapest).
Professor Chernykh has published over 60 scholarly writings including monographs, monographs’ sections, text books and articles.
The scope of research interest of Professor Chernykh covers theory and methodology of security studies and international relations, military and political security in Central Asia, societal security in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
Social dimension of the Eurasian integration