Anna Velikaya works at the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Foundation and is a member of the Advisory Council of Rossotrudnichestvo Agency. She graduated from Siberian Omsk State University (2007), where she holds a degree in marketing. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) (2014 thesis, “Humanitarian Cooperation of the CIS States”). She has participated in various academic conferences in Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Serbia, Finland, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, South Korea and the United States. She is co-author of the books: “Modern international relations” (2017, Russian Diplomatic Academy) and “Public diplomacy of Russia and foreign countries” (2018, MGIMO-University). Her research interests include public diplomacy, humanitarian cooperation, nation branding, track II diplomacy, U.S. politics in Central Asia.