Vitaly Naumkin

Vitaly Naumkin

widely known scholar and writer on Arabic and Islamic history, the contemporary Middle East and Central Asia. He spent several years in the Middle East, carrying out fieldwork in social anthropology, political science and international relations. Professor Naumkin is now Deputy Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, and President of the private Russian Centre for Strategic Research and International Studies.

07 February 2005
Conversation with Vitaly Naumkin (1). Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley. 2/19/03 1-Background Welcome, Professor Naumkin. Thank you. Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in a very interesting place, which is the city of Yekaterinburg. This was a city where the first president of Russia, Mr. Yeltsin, was also born. It w […].