DVORKIN Vladimir, Chairman
Principal Researcher, Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences. (Former Director of the 4th Central Scientific Research Institute, Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation). Full Member of the Russian Academy of Missile and Artillery Sciences, Russian Engineering Academy, International Engineering Academy, Academy of Military Sciences, and Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Astronautics; Professor, Ph.D., Major General (retired) (Russia)
Chairman of the Organizing Committee, International Luxembourg Forum; Principal Researcher at the Center for International Security, IMEMO RAS (former Director of the 4th Major Institute of the Ministry of Defense); Professor; Major-General, ret. (Russia).
Born January 12, 1936 in Leningrad, Russia.
Graduated from the High Military Naval College in 1958 and until 1962 worked at the State Central Naval Testing Site.
Head of the 4th Central Research Institute of the Russian Defense Ministry 1993 - 2001.
For many years Major-General Vladimir Dvorkin participated as an expert in preparing SALT II, the INF Treaty, START I and START II. He made a significant contribution to formulating Soviet and Russian positions at the negotiations on strategic offensive arms control and reduction. Dvorkin is well-known in Russia and abroad.
Today Dvorkin, who co-authored one of the most important documents related to the Strategic Nuclear Forces and the Strategic Missile Forces, is a Senior Advisor at the PIR Center and the Carnegie Moscow Center and has a Ph.D. in Military Sciences.
Titles: Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation, Ph.D. in Science, Professor, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Missile and Artillery Sciences, the Academy of Military Sciences, the Russian Engineering Academy, the International Engineering Academy, and the Academy of Astronautics.