Dr. Olga Krasnyak
I'm an assistant professor at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. My research interests lie within diplomatic studies with a focus on science diplomacy and its implementation into a state’s foreign policy agenda. Previously, in 2014-2019, I worked at Underwood International College of Yonsei University, Seoul, the Republic of Korea, where I've taught a number of IR and history courses for students majoring in International Studies.
I often provide media commentary on diplomacy, foreign policy, and international relations.
My monograph "National Styles in Science, Diplomacy, and Science Diplomacy" (Leiden, Boston: Brill 2018) is a source of interest to students and scholars of diplomatic studies, and to practitioners of diplomacy.
Science diplomacy is becoming an important tool by which states can more effectively promote and secure their foreign policy agendas. Recognising the role science plays at national and international levels and identifying a state’s national diplomatic style can help to construct a ‘national style’ in science diplomacy. In turn, understanding science diplomacy can help one evaluate a state’s potential for global governance and to address global issues on a systematic scale. By using a Realist framework and by testing proposed hypotheses, this study highlights how different national styles in science diplomacy affect competition between major powers and their shared responsibility for global problems. This study adds to general understanding of the practice of diplomacy as it intersects with the sciences.