Emeritus Chairman of Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy; Dean of the School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics; Professor (Russia)
In 1974, Sergey Karaganov graduated from the Moscow State University with a degree in Economics. In 1974-1977, he underwent training under the USSR mission in the UN, and in 1979 he defended his candidate's dissertation on the topic "The Role and Place of Transnational Corporations in U.S. Foreign Policy." In 1978-1988, Karaganov worked at the Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences as a junior and then senior fellow and a sector head. In 1988, Karaganov was one of the founders of the Institute of Europe of the USSR Academy of Sciences; he has been its deputy director since 1989. His interests revolve around the economic aspects of foreign policy, U.S.-Soviet relations, the U.S. military strategy, disarmament issues and European security. In 1989, he defended his doctoral dissertation on the topic "The Role and Place of Western Europe in U.S. Strategy towards the USSR."
Work in State and Non-governmental Organizations:
1989-1991 - official expert of the Committee for International Relations of the USSR Supreme Council;
Since 1991 - member of the Council on Foreign Relations of the Russian Federation;
1993-1999 - member of the Presidential Council of the Russian Federation;
Since 1993 - member of three scientific advisory councils under the Security Council of the Russian Federation;
1996-2000 - member of the Advisory Council under the Russian Federation Council;
Since 1992 - deputy chairman of the Council for Foreign Policy and Defense;
Since 1994 - chairman of the presidium of the Council for Foreign Policy and Defense, a non-governmental organization now uniting more than 170 outstanding representatives of business, mass media, leading politicians and heads of uniformed structures;
Since 2001 - adviser to the deputy head on foreign policy of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation;
Since 2002 - founder and chairman of the editorial board of the journal Russia in Global Affairs;
Since 2004 - member of the Council for Facilitating the Development of Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights under the President of the Russian Federation;
Since 2006 - member of the Public Council under the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense.
1992-2002 - co-chairman of the Russian-Ukrainian Forum (a regular meeting of representatives of the two countries' political and economic elites);
1994-1995 - co-chairman (with Otto Lambsdorff) 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), the leading organization for American leaders engaged in foreign policy;
Since 1997 - member of the Trilateral Commission, the leading organization of U.S., North American, West-European and Japanese elites;
Since 1999 - member of the Tokyo Club, a permanent conference for preparing recommendations for the G8. Henry Kissinger, Renato Ruggiero (former director general of the WTO), Paul Volcker (former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve) and Fred Bergsten (former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs) are also members of the Club;
Since 2004 - member of the Board of Trustees of the Alfred Herrhausen Society for International Dialogue - A Deutsche Bank Forum;
Since 2007 - member of the International Advisory Board of UniCredit Group. Member of several other professional and philanthropic organizations and academic councils.
Specialization: Soviet/Russian foreign and defense policies, interactions between Russia and the West in the political, economic and security spheres.
Teaching activities: Lectures at various Russian and foreign universities and research institutes. During the spring semester of 1991, Karaganov worked at the honorary B.A. Rolling department at the University of Groningen.
Since 2002, Karaganov has been Chairman of the Department of World Politics of the State University - Higher School of Economics (SU - HSE); since 2006 he has been dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the State University - Higher School of Economics (SU - HSE).
Karaganov is the author and editor of 17 books and brochures. He has published approximately 300 articles on economy, foreign policy, arms control, national security strategy and Russian foreign and defense policy. His articles and books have been published in more than 30 countries, among them Russia, the U.S., Germany, France, the U.K., the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark and Greece.