Dr. Marie Mendras is a professor at Sciences Po and a research fellow with the CNRS in Paris. In earlier years, she served as professor at the London School of Economics and Hong Kong Baptist University, and as fellow at Georgetown University and the Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C. She co-founded the Comité Russie Europe at journal Esprit.

Selected publications: Russian Politics. The Paradox of a Weak State (Hurst, 2012), Russian Elites Worry. The Unpredictability of Putinism (Transatlantic Academy, 2016), “Navalny. La vie devant soi”, Esprit, Jan-Feb 2021, “Le chantage à la guerre”, Esprit, June 2021.