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Vladimir Snurenco is a Research Fellow at the Center for Social Flourishing at the Acton Institute and teaches Economics at Calvin University. In the past he founded and ran a private language school in Chisinau, Moldova. This social business has helped over 10,000 people to achieve better career prospects. 

Vladimir taught Economics at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a Research Assistant in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University working at MYPLACE, a European Commission funded project, which explored how young people's social participation are shaped by the shadows of totalitarianism and populism in Europe.

Vladimir was born in the Soviet Union and experienced living under socialism as well as transitional economies. He is passionate about alleviating poverty and creating conditions for human and social flourishing. He completed his doctorate at the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, where he also taught Economics for a number of years. Vladimir has an MA in Sociology from the University of Warwick in the UK and a BA in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova. Vladimir also studied at the Lutheran School of Theology in Gothenburg (Sweden), Central European University in Budapest (Hungary), and Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey).