Meet Nadezhda Kharlampieva, new member of our research team

26.5.2020 10:16

The newest member of our NPE team is Associate Professor Nadezhda Kharlampieva from Russia. She has a PhD in history and she is a researcher of World politics at the Department of Saint-Petersburg State University and senior researcher of the Arctic and Antarctic research institute Russian Federation (AARI).

I teach courses on “The Arctic in contemporary political system: interstates relations and methodology of study”, “Shaping of Maritime environmental law” for Master Degree students. Since 2020, I am preparing my Doctoral dissertation in the NPE group. I am a member of the international Committee on Observing and Networks of Sustaining Arctic Observing Network (CON SAON).

My research interests started with studying the role of regional powers in international politics of the North and the Arctic and the activity of Saint-Petersburg Administration in the international non-governmental organization “Northern Forum” in 1997. I defended my PhD dissertation in 2001 and continued my research concerning the shaping of Arctic policy of the Russian Federation and its place in transnational interactions and international relations.

For the first time, I have the opportunity to come up with the idea of the global importance of the Arctic with my article “East meet East in the Arctic: How we are ready?” at the 11th annual Aleksanteri Institute conference. Since that time, I have opened up a dialogue on Arctic global issues at the Singapore National University (Singapore), China Ocean University (Qingdao) and the organization of annual meetings with the support of Saint-Petersburg University. Since 2015, with the support of AARI, there has been an initiative to study the rethinking of international scientific interaction in Polar Regions – the Arctic and Antarctic. At this time, I concentrated on multidisciplinary studies of Northern and Arctic issues and knowledges of the natural and social sciences. On these themes, I have organized international youth summer schools, seminars and forums with established persons with knowledge on the Polar regions. It has been a great honor for me. I am glad that my scientific interest enables me to have a warm contact with northerners, unique persons with knowledge on the Polar regions, high level decision-making politicians, diplomats and international scientists.

I like to spend my free time with my family in Saint-Petersburg, with my mother and sisters and their families in Sakha-Yakutia, travelling, reading, listening to classical music, walking in the nature, skiing, and gardening.


Nadya in Krasnoe Selo (Pushkin) in St-Petersburg. Photo: Vladimir Kharlampiev.