Director of the Institute, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Vice President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
He was born on October 21, 1959 in the Zhytomyr region.
He graduated from the Faculty of History (1983) and postgraduate studies at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
In 1990, under the scientific supervision of Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Serishchev Y, he presented the thesis: “International revolutionary relations of student youth in Ukraine (late XIX century – 1914).
After defending his thesis, he worked as Senior Lecturer, Head of the Department of History of Ukraine, Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Volodymyr Vynnychenko State Pedagogical University.
In 1998–2000 he studied for a doctorate at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. During 2000–2003, he worked as Leading Research Scientist at this Institute.
In 2001 he presented his thesis for a Doctor’s degree: “National minorities of Ukraine in the XX century. Historiography ” (Research Adviser – Academician of the NAS of Ukraine I. Kuras).
Since 2003 he has held key positions in public authorities – he worked as Head of the Central Administrative Department for Internal Policy of the Administration of the President of Ukraine (2003-2005), Deputy Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister of Ukraine (2006-2007), First Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada (2008–2010), Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of Ukraine (2010–2014).
Since December 2014 he has been Director of Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, since 2020 – Vice President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
President of the Association of Political Sciences of Ukraine (since 2014), member of the board of the National Union of Local Historians of Ukraine (since 2012).
Member of the specialized scientific council for the defense of dissertations for the degree of Doctor (Candidate) of Historical Sciences at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal “Political Studies”, Deputy Chairman of the Editorial Board of the “Great Ukrainian Encyclopedia”, he is a member of the editorial boards of a number of domestic and foreign scientific publications.
Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine (2004), Laureate of the M. Hrushevsky prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2007), Honorary Regional Ethnographer of Ukraine (2013), Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology (2017), Laureate of the Petro Tronko Prize (2019).
Author of numerous scientific publications, including more than two dozen individual and collective monographs, encyclopedias, textbooks and manuals. Editor and compiler of collections of scientific papers, legislative and regulatory acts.
Has prepared 12 doctors and candidates of sciences.
Research interests: political and ethno-national processes in Ukraine in the XIX-early XX centuries. XXI century, theory and history of political thought in Ukraine, nation-building and state formation, theoretical and applied issues of modern political science, ethno-political science, civilizational processes in Ukraine.