Politics and International Relations

Professor Richard Sakwa

BA (LSE, London), PhD (Birmingham), AcSS


Professor of Russian and European PoliticsProfRichardSakwa

Member of Comparative Politics Research Group


Room: Rutherford N4.W2
Tel: 01227 (82)7409

Prof. Sakwa joined the School in 1987, was promoted to a professorship in 1996 and was Head of School between 2001 and 2007, and in 2010 he once again took over as Head of School until 2014. While completing his doctorate on Moscow politics during the Civil War (1918-21) he spent a year on a British Council scholarship at Moscow State University (1979-80), and then worked for two years in Moscow in the 'Mir' Science and Technology Publishing House. Before moving to Kent he lectured at the University of Essex and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prof. Sakwa is an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, and since September 2002 a member of Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.






School of Politics & International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

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Last Updated: 11/09/2014