Aliaksandr Filipau is the Director of the Institute of Extended Training and Further Education at the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts. He has PhD in Political Science from the Academy of Public Administration in Minsk. In 2009-2013, he worked as Senior Analyst at the Information-Analytical Center under the Administration of the President of Belarus. The areas of his research interests are public administration, international relations, Arabic and Middle Eastern studies, Belarusian public policy.