Dr. Mikhail Troitskiy is Dean of and Associate Professor at the MGIMO School of Government and International Affairs. His areas of expertise include international security, negotiation theory, Russian foreign policy, Russia's relations with the neighbouring states, the European Union, and the United States.
Since September 2003, he has been teaching history of international relations, international security, and Russian foreign policy courses at MGIMO. In 2007–2009 he served as deputy dean of the MGIMO School of Political Affairs. Since 2014 he has taught in European University at St. Petersburg as IMARES Program professor.
In 2000-2016 Troitskiy was a research fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2009-2015 he was deputy director and program officer at the Russia office of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Troitskiy's work experience includes an internship at Geneva Centre for Security Policy (2001), visiting fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC (2005–2006), BP visiting fellowship at Clare Hall, Cambridge University (2006) and a visiting fellowship at St Antony's, Oxford University (2008).
Troitskiy has published in Russian and English on international security and negotiation theory, Russian foreign policy, U.S.-Russia, EU-Russia, and U.S.-EU relations. He contributed book chapters to Cambridge University Press,McGill-Queen's University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, Palgrave, Praeger, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). His opinion editorials and commentary appeared in The International New York Times, The Moscow Times, Vedomosti, and RBC.
Troitskiy is a member of the Executive Committee of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia), Steering Committee of the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) group of researchers, the Working Group on the Future of US-Russia Relations. He is a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. Troitskiy serves on the editorial boards of International Trends and Russian Politics and Law journals and reviews manuscripts for International Studies Review, International Studies Perspectives, Problems of Post-Communism, Post-Soviet Affairs, and Conflict and Cooperation.
Troitskiy holds a doctoral degree (Cand.Polit.Sci) in Politics and International Relations from the Institute for the U.S. and Canadian Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences and a Specialist degree in International Relations from the School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University.