As a programme director of the Valdai Discussion Club (since 2015), he is сoordinating the professional programmes on Global Commons, Global Alternatives; Academic Director of the European Studies Institute at MGIMO University (since 2015); Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences (since 2015).
Ph.D. in political science (1997). Graduate of the Faculty of History of the Lomonosov Moscow State University (1993).
Lecturer, Faculty of History of the Lomonosov Moscow State University (1994–1996); Senior Research Fellow, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (1997–2004); Associate Professor, Professor at MGIMO University (since 2000); Head of Directorate for Research Policy at MGIMO University (2005–2008); Head of Department of EU Politics at the European Studies Institute at MGIMO University (2007–2014); Professor at the Faculty of World Economics and Global Politics at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow (2009-2019).
Co-author of the Valdai Discussion Club publications on global right-wing and left-wing protests, on creating Greater Eurasia, on relations between Russia, China and the US, and on the “nuclear fears” following the Ukrainian сrisis.
Mr. Barabanov is the author of six research monographs.