Mikhail Pogrebinsky
Political Scientist; Political Technologist; Director, Kiev Centre of Political Studies and Conflictology (since 1993).

Previous positions: deputy, deputy chairman of the commission for economic reforms of Kiev city council of deputies (since 1990); member of Kiev city executive committee (since 1991); assistant to the deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (since 1993); deputy head of the Department of Internal Policy of the Presidential Administration (since 1994); As a manager and adviser he participated in several election campaigns; member of the Council of Experts on Internal Policy under the President, adviser to the Prime Minister (1998–2000), adviser to the Head of Presidential Administration (2002).

Research interests: analysis of the current political situation; formation of civil society institutions; Russian-Ukrainian relations; election campaigns.