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Olga Sidorovich

Since 1993, Olga Sidorovich has led an independent Moscow-based policy development, research, and educational organization in the field of constitutionalism and law. The Institute of Law and Public Policy (before 2001 – Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern and Central Europe), seeks to promote liberal and democratic values and the principles of the rule of law, pluralistic democracy, and full equality of individuals. Under Sidorovich’s leadership in 2007, the Institute became a winner of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. For nearly two decades she has served as the editor-in-chief of the Russian legal and political journal Comparative Constitutional Review. In 1998 Sidorovich obtained an MA in business administration in the public sector from the School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham. Between 1982 and 1992, she worked as a research fellow at the Institute for USA and Canadian Studies, which is part of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as the Institute of Europe