Khizhnyak Igor Antonovych, born in 1948. Chief Research Fellow. Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor. Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor of Political Science. Valid member of the American Academy of Social and Political Sciences. Specialty: World History, History of International Relations, Political Problems of International Systems and Global Development. Sphere of scientific interests: problems of world history, culture of the West, political problems of international systems and global development, history of international relations, problems of the formation of Ukrainian statehood, sociology of culture, contemporary history, US politics and culture, country studies.