Piotr Dutkiewicz is Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Governance and Public Policy at Carleton University and former Director of the Institute of European and Russian Studies. His research interests are related to European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. Some of his books are: «New Europe. The Impact of the First Decade, Volume 1: Trends and Prospects»; «Theory and Practice of the Civil Society in Russia», «Basics of Local Governance», «NATO Looks East», «Ukraine: Social and Economic Transformation», «The Worst is Over?», «Democracy Without Liberalism», «Unemployment Insurance in Canada» (all are co-edited). Besides that, Prof. Dutkiewicz is also Director of four large-scale projects on regional development, unemployment insurance, labor market and social policies, expert for youth at risk project in Russia, a member of a Canadian Official State delegation to Russia (2003) and Advisory Board member of the Valdai Discussion Club, a group of forty world renowned experts on Russia.