Sarah Lain

Research Fellow, RUSI

Sarah Lain’s research focuses on Russia and the former Soviet Union. She has a particular interest in Central Asia and China’s growing influence in the region.

Prior to joining RUSI, Sarah was an assistant manager in the Corporate Intelligence team within KPMG London’s Forensic practice. There she worked on integrity due diligence, fraud investigations and anti-bribery and corruption risk assessments, with a focus on Russia and the CIS.

Prior to KPMG, she worked as an associate consultant on the Russia/CIS desk of the Corporate Investigations department at Control Risks. In this role she researched and wrote integrity due diligence reports and market entry assessments for individuals and companies looking to do business in the region.

Sarah has lived in Ukraine and Russia. She holds a BA in History from the University of Cambridge and also holds the Certified Fraud Examiner qualification.

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LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

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