CO-CHAIRS OF THE BOARD / CОПРЕДСЕДАТЕЛИ СОВЕТА АРПА –
Dr. Alexander Bolonkin, Dr. Dmitri Daniel Glinski / Александр Болонкин, Дмитрий Глинский
VICE CHAIR / TREASURER – Larry Poltavtsev / Ларри Полтавцев
CORPORATE SECRETARY – Zhanna Reid / Жанна Рид
BOARD MEMBERS – Yuri Gusev, Vladimir Lepler, Natalia Pelevine / Юрий Гусев, Владимир Леплер, Наталья Пелевина
Born in Perm. Graduated with honors from College of Aviation, obtained his graduate degrees in Kazan, Kiev, and Moscow Aviation Institutes; defended his dissertation (“Optimal Trajectories of Multistate Rockets”) at Leningrad Politechnic University. Worked in Soviet aviation, rocket, and space industries, including on the team of designers of aircrafts AN-8, AN-225 et al, as professor and lecturer, and as Project Director at Moscow Aviation Institute, Moscow Aviation Technological Institute, Bauman Higher Technological University etc. Won multiple awards for his work in Soviet Union.
In 1972, Alexander Bolonkin was arrested for distributing the works of Andrey Sakharov and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. He spent 15 years in confinement until his release by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, when he was expelled from Soviet Union and deprived of his Soviet citizenship.
In 1988, he came to the United States as a political refugee. Since then, he worked as a mathematician in Sherson Lehman Hutton (American Express), as a Senior Researcher in Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University, and as a Senior Research Associate in Wright Laboratory, Flight Dynamic Directorate (Dayton, Ohio). He taught as professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Computer and Information Department. For two years, he worked as Senior Research Associate at NASA (Dryden Flight Research Center) in Edwards, CA. His publications in the United States include ”Development of Soviet Rocket engines for Strategic Missiles” (Delphic Ass., 1991) and a chapter in the book, “Development Technology in the Soviet Union” (Delphic Ass., USA, 1990). Overall, he is the author of 60 scientific articles and 13 patented inventions.
Alexander Bolonkin is the founder and President of International Association of Former Soviet Political Prisoners and Victims of the Communist Regime (IASPPV). In 2010, he was among the co-signers of a letter of public opinion leaders calling upon President Vladimir Putin to step down.
Alexander Bolonkin’s selected publications / Основные публикации Александра Болонкина:
Записки политзаключенного, Нью-Йорк, изд.авт., 1991 (on the Sakharov Center website)
Non-Rocket Space Launch and Flight, Elsevier, 2005
“Macro-Projects: Environments and Technologies”, (with R. Cathcart), NOVA, NY, 2007
Universe, Human Immortality and Future Human Evaluation. Scribd. NY, 2010
«Жизнь. Наука. Будущее» (биографические очерки, исследования и инновации), Пермский ГосУниверситет, 2010
Femtotechnologies and revolutionary projects. LAP, Germany, 2011
Открытое письмо Путину, 2011
Born in Moscow, Dmitri Daniel Glinski has educational background in management (Certificate of Associate in Project Management, currently in the Management Program at Harvard Extension School); in international affairs (Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC; dissertation on Russian-American relations defended at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences); and in languages (graduate of Moscow State University Philology Department).
He worked as Senior Associate at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations at the Russian Academy of Sciences (1999-2003), Deputy Director of the Institute for Globalization Studies, and consultant to the Director of the U.S. Library of Congress and to the Congressional Research Service (1998-2005). He was member of the organizing committee and of the Council of Democratic Russia Movement (1990-1992) and was involved in the founding of the Yabloko coalition (1993). After settling in New York, he taught at Columbia University (2004-2009); launched and edited an electronic newsletter, In Their Own Voices: Eurasian Human Rights Digest, with hundreds of subscribers in the US and overseas; and worked for nonprofit organizations. He was the chief organizer and co-chair of the international conference on the Jewish liberation movement in the USSR (“The Power of Peoplehood: The Soviet Jewish Journey”). He is co-founder and President/CEO of Russian-Speaking Community Council of Manhattan and the Bronx, and a member of the Commission on the Jewish People at the UJA-Federation of NY.
Dmitri Glinski’s selected publications / Основные публикации Дмитрия Глинского:
“The Essence of Putinism: The Strengthening of the Privatized State” (Program on New Approaches to Russian Security, Policy Memo, Harvard University, 2000)
“The Tragedy of Russia’s Reforms: Market Bolshevism Against Democracy”, co-authored with Peter Reddaway (US Institute of Peace Press: Washington DC, 2001)
“Islam in Russian Society and Politics: Survival and Expansion” (Program on New Approaches to Russian Security, Policy Memo, Harvard University, 2001)
“The Myth of the New Detente: The Roots of Putin’s Pro-U.S. Policy” (Program on New Approaches to Russian Security, Policy Memo, Harvard University, 2002)
“Suffocation By Embrace: The Putin-Bush Alliance and the Cultural Threat to Western Democracy” (Program on New Approaches to Russian Security, Policy Memo, Harvard University, 2002)
“The Antagonizing of the Educated and the Skilled: New Source of Security Threat in Russia” ((Program on New Approaches to Russian Security, Policy Memo, Harvard University, 2002)
“The Changing Russian-Jewish Community and the American Jewish Response” (American Jewish Committee website; and http://www.ejewishphilanthropy.com, 2011)
“Russian-Speaking Diaspora’s Awakening: What Changes Do We Seek?” (CNN iReport, 2012)