Women's Forum Middle East 2020


Silvia Serrano

Vice Chancellor

Sorbonne University


Prof. Silvia Serrano is the Executive Director of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Professor Silvia Serrano is a political scientist and a specialist in soviet and post-soviet studies. She holds a doctoral degree from the National Institute of Oriental Studies (Paris) and a habilitation to direct research, defended at the Ecole des Hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris). She has been a Professor at Sorbonne University since 2017, and the Executive Director of Sorbonne Abu Dhabi since 2020. Her research focuses on political, societal and religious dynamics in contemporary Russia and the post-soviet states. She is the author of multiple books and articles in international peer-reviewed journals.