Mikhail Minakov is a Senior Fellow at the Kennan Institute and Editor-in-chief of the Kennan “Focus Ukraine” and “Ideology and Politics Journal”. He is also a guest professor at the Europa-Universitaet Viardrina in Frankfurt. With a background in political philosophy, in his researches he focuses on human experience, social knowledge, political system, historical consciousness, and multiple modernities.
Alexander Etkind has a PhD from the University of Helsinki. He was a visiting professor at New York University and Georgetown University, and a resident fellow at Harvard, Princeton, the Woodrow Wilson Center, Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, and University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He taught at the University of Cambridge, and after at the European University Institute (Florence).