Emma Kiselyova is a Senior Fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy researching and facilitating international partnerships and networks with the Center. She is also pursuing research on the public diplomacy impact of visa policies and exchange programs.
Ms. Kiselyvoa is head of International Relations at UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) in Barcelona. Formerly, she was Assistant Director of Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk. She was also Deputy Director of the Siberian International Center for Regional Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Director of the Management School for regional and business leaders in Siberia.
In 1993-2001 she was Research Associate at the University of California, Berkeley. She is author and co-author of several academic publications including “The Collapse of the Soviet Union: the View from the Information Society” (University of California, 1995); "Russia in the Information Age” in: V. Bonell and G. Breslaw, Russia at the end of the 20th century. Westview Press, 2000; Russian Federalism and Siberian Regionalism, 1990-2000, in: City, London, Number 2, 2000.
Since 2001, her work has focused on virtual learning in higher education. In this area her last publications are: The Open University of Catalonia: A European Virtual University Initiative, in: Digital Academe. The New media and Institutions of Higher Education and Learning, ed. By W. Dutton and B.A. Loader, Routledge, 2002; The Open University of Catalonia: A Local-Global University Model, in: Global Peace Through the Global University System. 2003, ed. By T.Varis, T.Utsumi and W.R.Klemm, University of Tampere, Haemeenlinna, Finland.