Alexander Osipov was a Senior Research Associate of the European Centre for Minority Issues (Flensburg, Germany), heading ECMI’s Justice & Governance Cluster (September 2010-May 2017) following his work in the Russian Academy of Sciences and in the Human Rights Centre ‘Memorial’. His current research deals with ethnic and racial discrimination, autonomy arrangements, diaspora issues and ethno-cultural diversity policies. He is also doing research on post-communist transformation in Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, and Moldova. He has more than 120 academic and applied publications. Among these are Institutional Legacies of Communism – Change and Continuities in Minority Protection, New York, NY: Routledge, 2013 (ed. with Karl Cordell and Timofey Agarin); The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy: Theory and Practice, Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang, 2013 (ed. with Ephraim Nimni and David J. Smith); and Policies of Ethno-Cultural Diversity Management in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine: between Soviet Legacies and European Standards (2014, with Mikalai Biaspamiatnykh et al.), Vilnius: European Humanities University (in Russian); Managing Diversity through Non-Territorial Autonomy: Assessing Advantages, Deficiencies, and Risks, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015 (ed. with Tove H. Malloy and Balázs Vizi).