Artur DEMCHUK is the Deputy Dean for International Affairs and associate professor, Faculty of Political Science, Moscow State University (Russia). Currently he is in charge of developing and administering an educational program in Environmental Policy at Moscow State University. Artur Demchuk teaches conflict management and comparative politics, conducts courses in negotiation skills training. His academic interests include the political aspects of sustainable development, environmental policy and conflict management, comparative politics and international relations. In 2000-2001 Artur Demchuk was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), intern at the Consensus Building Institute (Cambridge, MA) and at the Key Bridge Center for Mediation (Washington, D.C.). In 2003 he was a LEAD intern at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA, London, UK) and in 2004 completed a traineeship at the Directorate General of Political Affairs of the Council of Europe.
In 2006 he was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (Cambridge, MA) doing research on environmental conflict management.
Artur Demchuk has participated in conferences both home and abroad and has published articles on political issues, focusing on Latin America and Russia. He conducts negotiation skills training courses for the Council of Europe officials. His master's degree and doctorate are in philosophy from Moscow State University.