Professor, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, Research Fellow, CNRS
Marie Mendras is a political scientist in the fi eld of Russian and post-Soviet studies. She is professor at the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po University, and researcher with the National Centre for Scientifi c Research (CNRS) in Paris. She is a member of the editorial board of French journal Esprit. In 2016-17, she was a Kennan Institute Expert at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C. In 2015-16, she served as Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy and Georgetown University in D.C. In 2008-10, she was a professor in the Government Department of the London School of Economics. In previous years, she served as permanent part-time consultant at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Defence. Marie Mendras is the author of Russian Politics. The Paradox of a Weak State (Hurst, 2012), "The Rising Cost of Russia’s Authoritarian Foreign Policy", in M. Light and D. Cadier, eds., Russia’s Foreign Policy: Ideas, Domestic Politics and External Relations (Palgrave, 2015), "Russian Elites Worry. The Unpredictability of Putinism", Transatlantic Academy Papers, June 2016.