Doctor of Historical Sciences. Professor. Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
In 1968, Vitaly V. Naumkin graduated with honors from the Faculty of History and Philology of the Institute of Asian and African Countries of Lomonosov Moscow State University, where he specialized in the study of the history of Arab countries and the Arabic language. In 1966–1967, he studied at Cairo University and the American University in Cairo, Egypt. In 1968–1970, he served as an officer in the Soviet Army, taught at the Military Institute of Foreign Languages of the Ministry of Defense of Russia. In 1972, he began teaching medieval history of the Arab world, Islamic studies and modern political development of Arab countries at the Institute of Asian and African Countries of Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 1972–1977, he worked at the Graduate School of Social Sciences in the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen. Vitaly V. Naumkin devoted twenty years of his career to work at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, where he held positions such as the Head of the Department of the Arab Countries and the Director of the Institute. He is the President of the Russian Center for Strategic and Practical Studies, the Editor-in-Chief of the Vostok-ORIENS journal, a member of the Scientific Council under the Security Council of the Russian Federation. He heads the Department of Regional Studies of the Faculty of World Politics of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Member of the “Trialogue” Club International since 2018.
PIR Center Advisory Board Member since 2014.
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