• Position :
  • Adjunct Professor

  • Department :
  • International Affairs
  • E-mail :
  • vira.ratsiborynska@vub.be
  • Office hours :
  • By appointment
  • Languages :
  • Scientific writing and teaching in English and French
  • Education :
  • PhD in History of international relations, University of Strasbourg, France (2015)


    Master in European Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium (2009)


    Master's degree in Political and Social Sciences; specialization-research, Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), Strasbourg, France (2008)

  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College: starting in 2019


    University of Washington, campus in Rome: 2016-2019


    NATO Defense College: from 2016-ongoing

  • Research area(s) :
    • Defense and security
    • EU-NATO relations with the Eastern Partnership countries, Central Asia and Russia
  • Selected Publications :
    • ''Russia’s hybrid warfare in the form of its energy maneuvers against Europe: how the EU and NATO can respond together?'', NATO Defense College, Rome, 2018
    • ''When Hybrid Warfare supports ideology: Russia Today'', NATO Defense College, Rome, 2016
    • ''La gestion des frontières de l’UE à travers de la PEV: nouveaux concepts dérivés'', Strathèse, Strasbourg, France, 2016
    • ''Considérations sur la politique européenne de voisinage: les évolutions, les défis et les perspectives'', L'Europe Unie, Revue d'études européennes, numéro 5, Paris, France, 2011, p. 13-18
    • ''The security management of the neighborhood borders through the European Neighborhood Policy'', L'Europe Unie, Revue d'études européennes, numéro 7‑8, Paris, France, 2013-2014, p. 17-20
    • ''The management of Russian-Ukrainian relations in the context of the European neighbourhood policy in 2010'', Studia Universitatis Petru Maior, Targu-Mures, Romania, 2010, p. 199-205
  • Honours & Awards :
    • NATO Defense College Fellowship
    • College of Europe full scholarship and tuition
    • Sciences PO grants for master program