Petro Burkovskyi is DIF Executive Director, supervising DIF analytical activities since October 2017. Before joining DIF Petro Burkovskyi worked for 14 years in the National Institute for Strategic Studies as Head of the Center for Advanced Russia Studies (2018-2020), Head of Department for Political System Development (2016-2018), deputy head of Analysis and Information Department (2010-2016), chief consultant (2006-2010). He is a cadre civil servant (2005-2018).
Petro Burkovskyi holds MA with distinction in Political Science from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (2004). He is alumnus of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (2007). In 2014 participated in High Level Expert Program at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. In 2015 completed Defence Management Course at the Cranfield University, Defence Academy of UK.
Since 2004 he is engaged in the civil society activity, working as an independent analyst for media watchdog “Detector Media”, tracking political propaganda influence and manipulation in Ukraine and Russia.
His areas of expertise are history, comparative analysis, constitutional law, decision making process, security policy, energy policy, international relations.
Happily married, together with wife Tetiana bringing up son and daughter.