Dr. Marina Oborotova is the Founder and the President of the Center for International Studies and the Albuquerque International Association.  She has an M.A. from the Moscow State University for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Foreign Office and a Ph.D. from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russia’s leading think-tank, where she worked as a senior researcher. Her career includes experience in many parts of the world in foreign policy, international business, academic research, and university level teaching.  She has written two books and over 40 articles on foreign relations and has presented numerous papers at international conferences.   In the U.S. she has taught at the University of New Mexico in the Departments of History, Political Science, the Anderson School of Management and the Honors Program.