Rumena Filipova

Co-founder and Chairperson, Institute for Global Analytics

Dr. Rumena Filipova is chairperson and co-founder of the Institute for Global Analytics (IGA). Dr. Filipova received a doctor of Philosophy and masters of Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Oxford and a bachelor of arts in Politics, Psychology and Sociology from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Filipova has worked extensively in the think-tank sector, having held research fellowships at the Center for the Study of Democracy in Bulgaria, the Carnegie Moscow Center, the Polish Institute of International Affairs, the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Chatham House and the Cambridge Central Asia Forum. Her current research focuses on the politics and international relations of Central and Eastern Europe, with a particular reference to questions of identity, constructivist international relations theory, media and disinformation. Her new book is entitled “Constructing the Limits of Europe: Identity and Foreign Policy in Poland, Bulgaria, and Russia since 1989. IGA’s newest report is History Undone. Russia’s Historical Disinformation, Bulgaria’s Memory Politics and Lessons for Dealing with the Past from Central and Eastern Europe. It has been released in both English and Bulgarian.