Professor Irina Ivakhnyuk is an expert in international migration trends and governance with special focus on the post-Soviet area. She is the author of the monographs "The Eurasian Migration System: Theory and Politics " (2008), "The Russian Migration Policy: in Quest of the Correct Path" (2011) and over 60 other publications on migration issues in the post-Soviet region. For over 20 years she was a Deputy-Director of the Population Department at the Faculty of Economics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, both making research in international migration trends, migration and development, migration management, and integration of migrants and lecturing in these topics. She holds a Doctor Degree in Population Economics (2009) from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. Dr. Ivakhnyuk participated in a number international research projects on migration studies, including those of the UNDP, the IOM, the European University Institute, the Eurasian Bank, and the Council of Europe. She is the member of the Global Migration Policy Associates (GMPA).