Director ASEAN Centre
Moscow, Russian Federation
May 19, 2017
Dr. Victor Sumsky is the Director of the ASEAN Centre that is housed at MGIMO-University in Moscow, Russia. He is the country’s leading expert on political developments and international relations in Southeast Asia, representing Russia in the Board of the European Association of Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS). He speaks English and Indonesian, and holds a doctorate in history. Most of his works concentrate on political development of Southeast Asian nations, as well as international relations in East Asia and its security problems.
As a leading expert, Dr. Sumsky has been the head of the ASEAN Center since 2010, the division of the university responsible for promoting information on the Russia-ASEAN partnership, economic development, and scientific, cultural, and education exchanges.
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