Publication of the Global Studies Directory represents an unprecedented project in world practice. Based on the professional assessment by a large international team of experts, the Directory offers information on the most well-known scholars, political and public figures who have made outstanding contributions to the establishment and development of global studies or made a fundamental impact on the formation of global world. The Directory also contains comprehensive information about organizations, periodicals and special literature of direct relevance to the theory and practice of globalization and fully demonstrates the state of affairs in the field of study on a global level. This project is a continuation of many years of research which first resulted in the publication of the Global Studies Encyclopedic Dictionary, the companion publication to the Directory.
Alexander N. Chumakov (1950), Doctor of Sciences (Philosophy), First vice-president of the Russian Philosophical Society, Chief editor of the International journal The Age of Globalization. He is author of over 600 scholarly works (including many in foreign languages). Editor and compiler (with I.I. Mazour) of Global Studies Encyclopedic Dictionary (Amsterdam – New York, NY 2014). Laureate GUSI Peace Prize International (2015).
Ilya V. Ilyin (1973), Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Dean of Global Processes faculty at Lomonosov Moscow State University. He is author and co-author of over 200 scientific works, including ten monographs and five textbooks, most of which are devoted to various aspects of global studies
Ivan I. Mazour (1942), Doctor of Technical Sciences Science, Professor, President of the Russian Joint-Stock Company "RAO Rosneftegazstroy". Since 1990 he served as a chief editor of the journals Energy of Future and Oil. Gas. Construction. Author of over 300 scientific papers, 46 encyclopedias and books, 42 patents.