Vladimir G. Shubin


Contact info:
30/1 Spiridonovka St.; 123001 Moscow; Russia
Tel.: + (7 495) 690 43 21
Fax: + (7 495) 697 1954
e-mail: vladimir.shubin@inafr.ru

Personal status:
9 July 1939, Ivanovo, Russia.
Married, two children, two grandchildren.

Academic degrees and titles:
1999: Doctor of Sciences (History), Moscow State University.
1982: PhD (History), Academy of Social Sciences, Moscow.
2006: Doctor Philosophie, Honorius Causa, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town.
1962: MA (International Relations and Oriental Studies), Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Language competence:
English, French

Academic and professional experience:
2010 – Principal Research Fellow,
1995 - 2010 – Deputy Director (Academic),
1992 - 1995 – Senior Research Fellow, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
2003 - present – Professor, Faculty of History, Political Science and Law, Russian State University of Humanities (part-time).
2010 - present – Associate, Africa international relations programme, London School of Economics and Political Studies
2009 – Associate member, Centre of African Studies. University of London
2007 – Guest Researcher, Centre of African Studies, Leiden, the Netherlands
2005 and 2008 - Guest Researcher, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
2003 – Professorial Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK
2002 – Visiting Professor, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
2005 - 2009 – Member of the Advisory Committee, South African Initiative, Cold War Studies Centre, London School of Economics and Political Studies
1998 - present – Research Fellow, Africa Institute of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
1998 - present – Member of the Editorial Board, Politikon, Pretoria
2007 - 2010 - Member of International Advisory Board, Review of International Studies, Cambridge
2010 - present – Member of the Editorial Board, Aziya I Africa Today (Asia and Africa Today). Moscow
2010 - present – Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Globalisation Studies, Volgograd, Russia
2010 - present – Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Scientia Militaria, Saldanha, South Africa
2002 - Present – Member of Advisory Council, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Council of Federation (upper house of the Russian Parliament)
1998 – Member of the Russian Government delegation to Ethiopia
1998 – Visiting Research Professor, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
1993-1995 - Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Southern African Studies, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
1994 – International observer, South African general election
1991 – Member of the Soviet delegation at the first anniversary of Namibia independence
1991 – Soviet delegate at the ANC national conference (Durban, South Africa)
1989 – International observer, Namibian general election
1982 - 1991 – Desk officer, Acting Head, Head, African Section, International Department, CPSU, Moscow.
1979 - 1982 – Ph D student, Academy of Social Sciences, Moscow
1969 - 1979 – Desk officer, Head of Department, Secretary for African Affairs, Soviet Afro-Asian Solidarity Committee, Moscow
1962 - 1969 – Military service
1962 – Desk officer, the USSR Committee of Youth Organisations

Teaching experience:
1996 - present - Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (lectures, supervision and examination of PhD students in International Relations, Political Studies and Modern History)
2000 - present - Russian State University of Humanities, Faculty of History, Political Studies and Law (Professor, courses in Modern History and Political Studies)
2006 and 2008 - UNISA, South Africa (external examiner of a Ph D thesis in Sociology)
2002 - 2008 - UNISA, South Africa (supervision of a PhD student in Sociology)
2002 – Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa (graduate and post-graduate courses in Political Studies and International Relations)
2002 – Rhodes University, South Africa (external examiner of a Ph D thesis in Political Studies)
1998 – Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain (a course on Cold War and post-Cold War in Africa for PhD students)
1997 – University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (external examiner of a Ph D thesis in Political Studies)
1993 - 1995 – University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa (postgraduate and undergraduate courses in International Relations and Political Studies)
1995 – University of Cape Town, South Africa (postgraduate course in Modern History)
1982 - 1991 – Institute of Social Sciences, Moscow (occasional lectures in International Relations and International Workers Movement)
1993 - 2009 – Lectures and seminars in International Relations, Modern History and Political Studies:
Angola: Agostinho Neto University
Botswana: University of Botswana
Egypt: Cairo University, University of Helwan, Institute of the Arab League, Ain-Shams University
Ethiopia: Ethiopian Institute for International Peace and Development
India: University of Mumbai,
Italy: University of Bologna
Kenya: Kenyatta University, University of Nairobi, United States International University, National Defence College,
Lebanon: University of Balimand, St Joseph University,
Mozambique: Higher Institute of International Relations
Namibia: University of Namibia
Rwanda: National University of Rwanda
South Africa: University of Stellenbosch, University of Durban-Westville, University of Witwatersrand
UNISA, University of Venda, University of the Western Cape, University of Pretoria, Military Academy.
Syria: Higher Institute of Political Sciences, Al-Baath University, Tishreen University,
Sweden: Nordic Africa Institute
Tanzania: University of Dar es Salaam, Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy (Kivukoni Academy of Social Sciences), Centre for International Affairs,
Uganda: University of Makerere,
United Kingdom: London School of Economics and Political Studies, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House),
Zambia: University of Zambia; Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies, Zambian Institute of Mass Communications, Defence Services Command and Staff College,
Zimbabwe: University of Zimbabwe; SAPES, Zimbabwe Staff College.

Participation in international conferences includes:
Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1970s: Crisis, Conflicts and Transformation, Bologna, Italy, 2011
GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: BUILDING ON THE CIVIL SOCIETY AGENDA. Annual conference of the European Institute of Security Studies, Paris, 2010
Legacies of Conflict, Decolonisation and the Cold War, Lisbon, 2010
After the Wall: 20 years on. Scholarship and Society in southern Africa, Grahamstown, South Africa, 2009
End of the Cold War and the Third World, London, 2009
Changing Relations and Challenges of Cooperation between Moscow, Brussels, Beijing and Washington, Pretoria, 2009
Southern Africa in the Cold War, post 1974, Johannesburg, 2009.
3rd European Conference of African Studies, Leipzig, 2009
Liberation Struggles in Southern Africa: New Perspectives, Cape Town, 2008.
Darfur: Peace and Development, Beijing, 2008
33rd International Conference of Military History, Cape Town, 2007
2nd European Conference of African Studies, Leiden, 2007
1st European Conference of African Studies, London, 2005
International Anti-Apartheid Movements in South Africa’s Freedom Struggle: Lessons for Today, Durban, 2004.
Looking at South Africa Ten Years on, London, 2004
10 Years after Apartheid. Pretoria, 2004.
International Terrorism and Religious Extremism Central and South Asia, New Delhi, 2003
Indian Ocean Island States and Littoral: Conflict and Co-operation, Mumbai, 2001
People of a Special Mould? Manchester, 2001
A United States of Africa? Pretoria, 2000
Russian-Arab Dialogue, Cairo, 1999
African Leadership: 40 years after independence,Dar es Salaam, 1997
Beginnings of the Armed Struggle in South Africa, Cape Town, 1995
Postmodernism in Africa, Port-Elizabeth, South Africa, 1995
Global Change and Social Transformation, Pretoria, 1993
Workshop on Security in Southern Africa, Midgard, Namibia, 1993
Soviet-American Conference on Sub-Saharan Africa, Berkeley, 1986
International Conference on Sanctions against South Africa, Paris, 1981
International NGO Conference against Colonialism and Apartheid in Africa, Geneva, 1974
UN-OAU International Conference of Experts in Support of Victims of Colonialism and Apartheid in Southern Africa, Oslo, 1973

Publications::
Over 140 academic publications on international relations, modern history, and national liberation struggle, including (in English).

Monographs:
1. Social Democracy and Southern Africa. Progress Publishers. Moscow, 1989 (under pen name Vladimir Shubin)
2.The Hot ‘Cold War’. Soviet Union and Liberation Struggle in Southern Africa. Pluto Books and University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008.
3. ANC: A View from Moscow. Mayibuye Books, Bellville. 1999; second revised edition, Jacana Media, Johannesburg, 2008.

Chapters and articles:
1. Unsung heroes: Soviet Military and liberation of Southern Africa, In: Onslow S (ed.) Cold War in Southern Africa. White Power, Black Liberation, Abingdon and New York, 2009.
2. “There is no threat from the Eastern Bloc” (with Marina Traikova). In: The Road to Democracy in South Africa. Volume 3. International Solidarity. UNISA Press, 2008.
3. Beyond the fairy tales: the reality of Soviet involvement in the liberation of southern Africa. In: Maxim Matusevich (ed). Africa in Russia, Russia in Africa: Three Centuries of Encounters, Africa World Press, Lawrenceville, NJ, 2006,
4. A century is a short time: Relations between South Africa and Russia, 1898-2001. In: A Сentury is a Short Time. New Perspectives on the Anglo-Boer War. Pretoria, Nexus editorial collective, 2005.
5. Russia and Africa. Moving in the right direction? In: Ian Taylor and Paul Williams (ed.). Africa in International Relations. Routledge, London and New York, 2004.
5. War in Angola: A Soviet dimension, Review of African Political Economy, Sheffield, vol.28, no 90, 2001 (with Andrey Tokarev).
6. African renaissance: myth or reality. Africa Quarterly, New Delhi, vol. 41, no 1-2, 2001
7. The liberation movement in retrospect, Politikon, Pretoria, vol. 27, no 1, 2000
8. The Soviet Union/Russian Federation’s Relations with South Africa, with Special Reference to the Period Since 1980, African Affairs, London, 1996, no 95

Editing:
Several books, including:
1. Southern Africa on the Threshold of a New Millennium, in English, Moscow, 2001
2. Anatoly Adamishin. Beloye Solntse Angoly [White Sun of Angola], in Russian, Moscow, 2001

State awards
USSR/Russia/CIS: Order of Red Star, eight medals, “Combatant-Internationalist” badge
South Africa: Order of Companions of O.R. Tambo (silver)