Nina Y. Belayeva is a Professor and the head of the Public Policy Department ,that she had created in 2000 in National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, and frequent visiting fellow at University of Bologna, Italy, where she recently started Double Degree Master Program between HSE and UniBo in the field of International Public Policy and Global Governance. Prof. Belyaeva holds her LLM from Moscow State University Law School, Ph.d in Legal and Policy studies from Institute of State and Law and a number of research fellowships: from UNESCO scholarship to University of London School of Law 1987, International Fellowship in Philanthropy Institute for Policy Studies John's Hopkins University in 1991, from CSIS, 1992, and from USIP, Washington- senior research fellow in residence - in1993, EU Scholarship for visiting fellows to University of Bologna in 2009. Prof. Belyaeva had taught courses in comparative politics and comparative Constitutional Development at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore campus) 1992, Georgetown University 1993, Salzburg University Law School, 1993, Colorado College in 1994-95 and 1998, Cape Town University, 2005, and University of Sarajevo at EU-funded European Master Program in Human Rights and Democratic Governance 2009- till now. Prof. Belyaeva's major research interests are within the field of comparative citizen participation in different political regimes, competing actors in creating regulatory regimes, think tanks and knowledge governance and interaction between " knowledge communities" and self-organized publics and their influence on Global Governance. Her most recent publication was on emerging phenomena of " protest public" as a new social actor and current research involves study of " protest publics" in Russia, Ukraine, Brazil and Turkey, as compared to Arab Spring movements. Prof. Belyaeva had founded in 1989 and currently works as President of International Foundation for Political and Legal Research, enjoying participatory status with the Council of Europe since 2006 and works as permanent member of Expert Panel of OSCE " On Freedom of Peaceful Assembly "and co-author the ODIHR Guidelines on Freedom of Assembly endorsed by the Venice Commission on " Democracy through Law".