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Ruslan Garipov Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SIS Faculty

American University Washington College of Law
LLM in International Legal Studies, December 2016

Kazan State University, Kazan, Russia
PhD in International Law, December 2004
JD, magna cum laude, June 2001

Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Tatar
Favorite Place in Washington DC
National Museum of the American Indian
Book Currently Reading
My Life as an Indian: The Story of a Red Woman and a White Man in the Lodges of the Blackfeet
by J. W. Schultz
Ruslan Garipov is the Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow with Polar Institute. His research project is on Arctic sustainable development and indigenous peoples’ rights with focus on relationships between extractive industries and indigenous communities in Polar region.Prior to the fellowship Ruslan worked as a Legislative Analyst & Legal Assistant at Homer Law Chartered, DC-based law firm that focus on American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.In 2017 Ruslan worked as a Consultant at the World Bank Group on a project concerning labor market integration of indigenous youth in the Republic of Karelia (Russia). In 2015-2016 Ruslan mentored a joint Russia-Stanford University project on “Mitigating the Risks of Fracking for Industrial Actors and Northern Indigenous Peoples.” Ruslan is an Adjunct Professor at American University School of International Service and Associate Professor at Kazan Federal University Law School (Russia). He earned his JD magna cum laude and PhD in International Law from Kazan State University (Russia) and LLM in International Legal Studies from American University Washington College of Law. His articles have appeared in journals including the Arctic Review on Law and Politics, Journal of Russian Law, Moscow Journal of International Law, Nordic Environmental Law Journal, North Dakota Law Review. He is an author of two books: Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Protection in Russia and the US (2010) and Indigenous Peoples’ Protection in International Law (2012). Ruslan’s personal website is:
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Spring 2024

  • SISU-216 Contemporary Russia

  • SISU-294 Comm Service Learning Project: Contemporary Russia

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