Mikhail Lysenko

Lysenko Mikhail


1977 — Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University), Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2006 — Ph. D., International Law
Thesis title: «Legal Problems and Prospects for Prohibiting Deployment of Weapons in Outer Space».

Academic / Teaching Experience:

Since 2016 — Associate Professor, International Law Chair, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University), Moscow, Russia
2011–2015 — Head of International Relations Chair, National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI), Moscow, Russia

Professional Experience:

1977–2008 — service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR/Russian Federation.
2000–2004 — Director of International Security and Disarmament Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2004–2008 — Ambassador of the Russian Federation to New Zealand.
2008–2015 — Director of International Cooperation Department of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation «Rosatom».

Participated in numerous multilateral and bilateral talks on arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, including Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Russian-American agreements on nuclear weapons reductions, events at the UN, IAEA, Conference on Disarmament, international and bilateral summit and ministerial meetings.

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • International Law
  • International Nuclear Law
  • International Outer Space Law
  • International Security, Arms Control and Disarmament

Courses Taught:

  • International Law
  • International Nuclear Law


  • 10th RISA international Conference, Moscow, 2016


  • Russian (native)
  • English
  • German (basic)


  • Mikhail N. Lysenko. Is the International Nuclear Law a Separate Branch of International Law? // Moscow Journal of International Law, № 4 (104) 2016. Р. 11-20.
  • Mikhail N. Lysenko, Andrey A. Shkarbanov. Problems and Prospects for a Global Nuclear Liability Regime // Nuclear Law in Progress / Rafael M. Manovil (ed.) XXI AIDN / INLA Congress. Buenos Aires. 2014. P. 727–730.

International Law