Elena Korosteleva is Professor of International Politics and Jean Monnet Chair of European Politics. She is co-founder and co-Director of the Global Europe Centre, at the University of Kent, an inter-disciplinary and cross-site (Brussels and Canterbury) centre with the focus on Europe’s international relations. Elena serves as a member of the International Advisory Board for the GLOBSEC and Central European Strategy Council; member and trustee of the executive committees for BASEES and CEELBAS, and a visiting Professor of the College of Europe (Natolin), Armenian and Belarusian State Universities . Elena's research interests include EU foreign policies with an emphasis on the European Neighbourhood and the Eastern Partnership Initiative (EaP); European Foreign and Security Strategy; EU governance; EU-Russia relations; democracy and democracy promotion. In 2011 Elena completed a large ESRC-funded project (RES-061-25-0001) titled 'Europeanising or securitising the outsiders: Assessing the EU's partnership-building with Eastern Europe' (2008-2011), which findings contributed towards revising EU policies in the eastern neighbourhood. Elena is current Deputy Head of the School of Politics and International Relations at Kent with responsibility for internationalisation.