Paul D’Anieri is Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of California, Riverside. As chief academic officer, he oversees the administration, coordination, and development of all academic functions of the university. He is leading efforts to add 300 faculty positions, double research funding, and increase graduation rates by 2020. From 2008 to 2014, D’Anieri was Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. He previously served as Associate Dean for Humanities, Associate Dean for International Programs, and Director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Kansas. D’Anieri is also Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. His research focuses on politics and foreign policy in the post-Soviet states with an emphasis on Ukraine. His most recent book is The Contest for Social Mobilization in Ukraine (Johns Hopkins Press, 2009). He is also the author of a textbook, International Politics: Power and Purpose in Global Affairs, currently in its fourth edition. His earlier books include Economic Interdependence in Ukrainian-Russian Relations (SUNY, 1999), and Understanding Ukrainian Politics: Power, Politics and Institutional Design (M.E. Sharpe, 2007). D’Anieri received his B.A. from Michigan State University in 1986 and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1991.