Experts Available: St. Petersburg Metro Blast

Following the explosion on a metro train in St. Petersburg, Russia, Carleton University experts are available to comment.

Alex Wilner
Assistant Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 6199

Wilner teaches classes on intelligence, international affairs and strategic foresight. His research focuses on the application of deterrence theory to contemporary security issues, like terrorism, violent radicalization, organized crime, cyber threats and proliferation. His books include Deterring Rational Fanatics and Deterring Terrorism: Theory and Practice. Prior to joining NPSIA, Wilner held a variety of positions at Policy Horizons Canada, the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland and the ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

Jeff Sahadeo
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Associate Director, European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2996

Sahadeo is an expert on Eastern European, Russian and Central Asian politics. His teaching interests include diaspora, migration and empire in Eastern Europe and Asia. Sahadeo works on issues of colonialism, nationality, frontiers and borders in relations of power, and the creation of identities and states.

Sahadeo’s current research focuses on issues of migration and inter-ethnic contact between Asian populations of the (former) Soviet Union and majority Russians in the cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow in the post-World War II era.


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Steven Reid
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613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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