Irina Abramova, Director of the Institute for African studies, member of the academy of sciences, Russias leading expert on Africa with 32 years of experience. She is the author of more than 200 research works published in Russia and abroad, including 9 major monographs, including Africas New Role in the XXI century Economy, African Population in the New Global Economy, Resource Potential of Africa and Russias National Interests in the XXI Century, African Migration: an Exercise in the Systems Analysis.
Dr. Abramova is a leading specialist of the Department of Global Problems and International Relations in the field of African economy and population. She is a member of the Scientific Council on Africa of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Her systematic analysis of international migration problems in Africa between 2005 and 2016 wasnt only a contribution to science but allowed for practical application. Her analytics are highly appreciated by executive offices. Dr. Abramova is a member of Council of Science at the Security Council of Russia,a regular speaker at the International Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime (Cambridge, UK), member of the Politics group of St Petersburg Dialogue (Russia Germany) expert of the Council of Europe on combating money laundering and terrorist financing. Her expertise is acknowledged by the publication of her works in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Araibic and African countries as well as her participation in over a 100 international.