Dr. Olga Krasnyak is a lecturer in International Studies at Underwood International College of Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. Her research interests lie within diplomatic studies with a focus on public and science diplomacy and their implementation into a state’s foreign policy agenda through public policy mechanisms. In her research, Olga Krasnyak pays special attention to how state and non-state actors—government, international agencies, civil society organizations, business, and scientists might enhance their collaboration in order to promote and secure a state’s foreign policy agenda.

A forthcoming monograph from Brill Research Perspectives in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy conceptualizes how national styles in science diplomacy influence foreign policy, using the United Nations Security Council’s five permanent members—the US, UK, France, Russia, China—as its primary case study.

Olga Krasnyak is a frequent blogger and media commentator on diplomacy, foreign policy, and international relations. She is highly digital literate, comfortable using social media and podcasts to engage with policy practitioners and policy audiences.

She received a PhD in History in 2004, and after 5 years of teaching experience at a university in Moscow, moved to Korea. She is currently in her fifth year of teaching and research since returning to academia from parental care.