Doctor of Economic Sciences. Director of Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Member of the Presidium of the RAS. Professor in the Department for African and Arab Studies of RUDN University. She is an author of over 350 academic works, including 12 monographs, among them – “The New Role of Africa in the Global Economy in the 21st Century”, “African Population in the New Global Economy”, “Resource Potential of Africa and Russia’s National Interests in the 21st Century”, “African Migration: An Exercise in the Systems Analysis”. In these and other works she explored fundamentally new conceptual issues related to the role of developing countries and Africa in shaping the new global economic model and to the problems of developing Russian-African cooperation. Member of the Scientific Council under the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Member of the Expert Council on International Affairs at the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation.
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