Olga A. VorkunovaDr. Olga A. Vorkunova is from the Russian Federation. She has earned her Ph.D from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences and is currently Senior Researcher at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences. She also acts as the Director of the Center for Development and Peace Studies FORUM and President of the Russian Academy of Peace. She is Co-Director of TRANSCEND (A Peace and Development Network for Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means) and the editor of the Journal "Forum: Stability Studies".

She has published and edited numerous articles and books on issues of conflict prevention and conflict resolution regional security and co-operation. Her publications include:

Vorkunova, O.A. (2012). "A Path to Peace in the Trinity Sea System" in: A Peaceful World is Possible. Ed. Attila Fabian. University of West Hungary Press. Sopron, Hungary. ISBN 978-963-334-065-3. p. 325-341.

Vorkunova, O.A. (2008). "Partnership, Dialogue and Cooperation in New Region-Building in Europe: Russian Contribution" in: Challenges to Global Security: Geopolitics and Power in an Age of Transition. Ed. Hussein Solomon. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 9781845115272

Vorkunova, O.A. (2006). "Terrorism: Myth Conceptions and Conceptual Inadequacies" with David Hovhannisyan, in Fighting Terrorism in the Liberal State. Samuel Peleg, Wilhelm Kempf (eds.). IOS Press. Amsterdam, Oxford, Washington. p.134-153.

Vorkunova, O.A. (2007). "Mediterranean, Black Sea – Caspian – Transbordeness in World Politics". Moscow.

Vorkunova, O.A. (2005). "Community of Interests and Needs are Closely Linked with Community of Threats, Challenges and Risks" in South-East Europe and Russia: Problems of Mediterranean - Black Sea Region, V.V.Zhurkin, A.A.Yazkova (eds). Institute of Europe. Moscow. p.40-45.

Vorkunova, O.A. (2005). "Southern Dimension in the EU, Russia, and US Policy" in Black Sea-Caspian Region: Problems and Prospects of Cooperation. Olga Vorkunova (eds.) Moscow.

Vorkunova, O.A. (2004). "Factors of Impact on Transformation in Central Asia and the Caucasus", Olga Vorkunova (ed.), Moscow.

Vorkunova, O.A. (2004). "Conflict Dynamics in the Caucasus" in: The Conflict Transformation and the Peace-Building in the South Caucasus, Miroumyan K.A. (ed.). Yerevan.

Vorkunova, O.A. (2001). "Escalatory Dynamics in the Moldova-Dniestr and Chechnya Conflicts" in: Journeys Through Conflict. Hayward R.Alker, Ted Gurr, Kumar Rupesinghe (eds.). New York.

Vorkunova, O.A. (2001). "Conflict Prevention and Conflict Management in Europe" in: Co-operation in Europe: Prospects and Challenges, Olga Vorkunova (ed.). Moscow.