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Sergey Karaganov

Born September 12, 1952.

Graduated in 1974 from the Department of Economics of the Moscow State University.

1974-1978 – doctoral candidate at the Institute of USA & Canada Studies (US&CSI).

1976-1977 – research trainee attached to the U.N. Mission of the Soviet Union.

1979 – defended candidate (equivalent of Ph.D.) dissertation on the «The Role and Place of Transnational Corporations in the U.S. Foreign Policy».

1978-1988 – worked at US&CSI  of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR as a junior fellow, senior fellow, head of a section. Specialization: economic aspects of foreign policy, U.S.-Soviet relations, U.S. military strategy, arms control, European security.

1989 – defended a doctoral (equivalent of Dr.Hab.) dissertation on «The Role and Place of Western Europe in U.S. Strategy Towards the USSR (1945-1988)».

Since 1988 worked in the Institute of Europe of the Academy of Sciences of USSR/Russia.  1989 — 2010 — Deputy Director.

Since 2006 – Dean of the School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE).

Research activities

Specialization: Soviet/Russian foreign and defense policies, security and economic aspects of Russian- European interaction.
Author and editor of 28 books and brochures, published around 500 articles  on economics of foreign policy, arms control, national security strategy, Russian foreign and defense policies. Articles and books were published in more than 40 countries.

In the mid-90s was named by New York Times (USA) one of the top world foreign policy specialists. Ranks among the world's top 100 public intellectuals, according to the ranking (2005) by the leading analytical magazines Foreign Policy (USA) and The Prospect (UK).

Teaching activities

Lecturing in various Russian and foreign universities, research institutes. During the spring 1991 semester – honorary B.A.Roling Professor at the University of Groningen. Since 2002 – Chairman of Department on World Politics of the State University — Higher School of Economics (SU – HSE).

Since 2006 – Dean of the School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE).

Public and governmental affiliations

Since 1991 — Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

1993-1999 – Member of the Presidential Council of the Russian Federation.

Since 1993 — Member of the Advisory Committee of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

2001-2013 – Advisor to the Presidential Administration (foreign policy).            

Since 1992 — Vice Chairman, than Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy — a non-governmental organization of 200 heads of business associations, prominent politicians, leading figures in the military, foreign policy, media and culture, etc. Since 2012 - Honorary Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.

Since 2002 – Chairman of the Editorial Board of the “Russia in Global Affairs” magazine.

Since 2004 – Member of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights under the President of Russia.

2006 - 2010 — Member of the Public Council Under the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.    

Since 2009 — Member of the Advisory Board of «Vnesheconombank».

Since 2009 — Member of the Council for Investment Cooperation and Integration Interaction with Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States at the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

Since 2010 — Member of the Supervisory Board of the Publishing House "International Affairs"

Member and chairman of boards of several other public and philanthropic organizations.

International affiliations

1992-2002 — Co-Chairman (together with D.Vydrin) of the Russian-Ukrainian Forum (A regular meeting of representatives of political and economic elites of the two countries).

1994-1995 — Co-Chairman (together with O.Lambsdorf) of the Economic Development Committee of the Commission for Greater Europe (The Chirac Commission).

1995-2005 — Member of the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York).

1997 – 2013 Triennium Member, The Trilateral Commission.

2004-2012 – Member of  the Board of Trustees of the Alfred Herrhausen Society for International Dialogue – A Deutsche Bank Forum.

2004 - 2013 — Chairman of the Valdai Discussion Club.

2007 - 2009 — Member of the International Advisory Board of UniCredit Group.

2014 - 2015 - Member of High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe)

Member of several other professional and philanthropic organizations and academic councils.

Married to Ekaterina Karaganova-Miloslavskaya. Has a daughter Alexandra.