Ekaterina Lapanovich is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Theory and History of International Relations, Ural Federal University, Russia. Her research and teaching interests cover international and European security and nuclear non-proliferation. Her particular focus is on the intersection of strategic and humanitarian approaches to nuclear weapons. She was previously a fellow of Harvard’s Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA) and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP). Ekaterina is a member of the Young Deep Cuts Commission (YDCC), BASIC’s Emerging Voices Network (EVN) and the CTBTO Youth Group.
Ekaterina received her Bachelor’s degree in Oriental and African Studies and her Master’s degree in International Relations from Ural Federal University. Besides her native Russian, Ekaterina speaks English and Turkish and is currently learning German.