Sergei M. Plekhanov is associate professor in the department of political science, York University (Toronto, Canada), coordinator of the Post-Communist Studies Program and Security Studies at York Centre, and senior associate of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at University of Toronto. From 1988 to 1993 he was the deputy director of the Moscow-based Institute for the Study of the USA and Canada, and has advised the U.S. and Canadian governments on Russian affairs.
Professor Plekhanov served as Soviet Affairs Consultant with CBS News (1989-1991) and is currently coordinator of the Post-Communist Studies Program at York Centre for International and Security Studies. He is also Senior Associate of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto.
Prof. Plekhanov has published widely on issues of post-communist transformations in Russia, Russian foreign policy, U.S.-Russian relations, and American politics.