“Born in Moscow, Russia. Holds B.A. and M.A. in International Relations from Moscow State Institute of International Relations and a Ph.D. in History from Institute for the Study of the USA and Canada, Academy of Sciences of the USSR. From 1988 to 1993 – Deputy Director of the Institute for the Study of the USA and Canada. Dr. Plekhanov has taught as Visiting Professor at the University of California, Irvine, and Occidental College (Los Angeles), and served as Soviet Affairs Consultant with CBS News (1989-1991). Since his arrival in Canada in 1993, he has been a frequent commentator on Russian and East European affairs for Canadian TV and radio networks and print media. He has consulted Canadian and US governments on Russian affairs and testified at hearings at the Parliament of Canada and US Congress.
Current positions: Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, York University; Coordinator of the Post-Communist Studies Program at York Centre for International and Security Studies; Senior Associate of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto. Prof. Plekhanov has published widely on issues of post-communist transformations in Russia, Russian foreign policy, US-Russian relations, and American politics. He is serving as Secretary of the Canadian Pugwash Group, an NGO advocating nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. ”
Biography at York University: http://www.yorku.ca/splekhan/