Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics
PhD in political sciences, Saint Petersburg State University (1999). The coauthor of more than 200 analytical materials for public authorities of the Russian Federation concerning internal development of the European Union and the Russia-EU relations in 2004–2009. Аnalytical reviews were being prepared by a working group, comprising representatives of Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Council on Foreign and Defence Policy (CFDF) and the Institute of Strategic Studies and Analysis (ISSA) and headed by Sergey Karaganov.As a researcher specializes in Russian-European relations, foreign policy of the European Union, public-private relations in Europe, the European and international security. The author of the academic works published in Russia and abroad.
Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Director of Programmes at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC)
He is responsible for the intellectual performance of RIAC, managing its programmes and projects. His personal background at RIAC includes working with Russian and foreign diplomats, governmental officials, experts, businessmen and NGO-leaders regarding Russia’s foreign policy and public diplomacy. Since 2015 he also heads Euro-Atlantic Security programme at the Valdai Discussion Club.
Before joining RIAC, Ivan Timofeev was the Head of Analytical Monitoring Centre and Associate Professor at MGIMO University (2009–2011). He was awarded a doctoral degree in Political Science at MGIMO (2006).
Ivan Timofeev is an author and co-author of more than 70 publications, issued in Russian and foreign academic press. He is a member of editorial board at the Comparative Politics. He was elected as a Professor of the Academy for Military Science (2013).
PhD in Political Sciences, program director of the Valdai Club Foundation. He is the Head of the Laboratory of International Trends Analysis of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Founder and head of the Foreign Policy Advisory Group.
The main topic of his research is the US foreign policy in international conflicts. In his studies, he is focused on the spheres of conflicting interests of Russia and the United States in Europe, the Middle East and the post-Soviet space. Key publications include the monographs "America’s Small Wars" (2014), "Essays on US Policy in the Regional Conflicts of the 2000s" (2014), and the collective monograph "Russia and the World in 2020" (2015). He is the editor of the annual forecast "International Threats".
He was a visiting professor and research fellow at Georgetown University (2007), Johns Hopkins University (2008), Guido Carli Free University of International Studies (2013), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (2015), Harvard University (2016) and Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey (2017).
Member of the Russian International Studies Association, International Studies Association (USA) and member of the Working Group on the Future of Russian-American Relations.
Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Managing Director of Research - Chief economist, Eurasian Development Bank
He worked in the International Monetary Fund, where he was Advisor to the Executive Director for the Russian Federation in Washington (2001–2004). Yaroslav Lissovolik joined Deutsche Bank as Chief Economist (2004); he became Head of Company Research in Russia (2009), and a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank in Russia (2011). Yaroslav Lissovolik is a member of the Advisory Council of the Central Bank of Russia, a member of the Council on foreign and defense policy and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee. Yaroslav Lissovolik became a member of the Expert Council of the Russian government as well as the Working group on macroeconomic policy of the Presidential Economic Council (2012). Since 2018 he is Managing Director of Research - Chief economist, Eurasian Development Bank.He has published books on Russia's entry to the