Professor and Chair, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University in Ankara; Deputy Director, Foreign Policy Institute, Ankara; Guest Professor, Humboldt University in Berlin.
Director of the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies in Tehran and a former research fellow at Harvard University. He also chairs the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Islamic Azad University in Tehran.
Professor of Economics at the University of Nice (Sophia Antipolis), Nicolas Sarkozy's private advisor, former member of the European Parliament and French National Assembly, doctor in economics and professor of political science.
Director of Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS) in the framework of School of World Economics and International Affairs of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE); supervisor of studies of the «European studies» specialization in the framework of «International relations» master programme; Programme Director, Valdai Club Foundation.
Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, member of the Union of Writers