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Senior Research fellow

Lidiya Parkhomchik

Lydiya Parkhomchik (nee Timofeyenko) was born on February 9, 1984 in Zelenodolsk city, located at the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia). Since 1986 she became resident of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She graduated the high school in 2001 and at the same year she admitted to Abylai khan Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages​​. She graduated from International Relations Department with specialization of analyst with knowledge of a foreign language in 2006 and after that started to work as a lecturer at the Chair of International Relations of KazUIR & WL.  She started her postgraduate studies in 2006 preparing candidate dissertation namely “The Struggle for Spheres of Influence in the Contemporary World:  Trends Analysis by the Example of the Caspian Region”.

Lydiya Parkhomchik was taken at the staff of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of RK as research fellow in 2007.  In September 2011, was promoted to senior research fellow at the Department of Foreign Policy and International Security Studies. From August to October, 2014 worked as research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Political Science and Religious Studies CS MES RK. Since November 2014 has joined the staff of the Eurasian Research Institute as researcher in the field of Politics, International Relations and Security Studies.

During academic career she has published more than 30 scientific papers in Kazakhstani journals (Analytic, Ideas, Kazakhstan-Spectrum, Central Asia's Affairs) and foreign journals (Problems of Post-Soviet Space, Big Game: Politics, Business and Security in Central Asia, Peace and Policy, Caspian Herald, Russia and New States of Eurasia), and prepared 10 monographs in co-authoring in the field of international relations, internal affairs and regional cooperation.

Research Interests: Caspian, Energy, Energy Security