Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Academic Supervisor of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE).
PhD in political sciences, Saint Petersburg State University (1999). Master of Arts in European Politics and Administration (Bruges, 1997)
As a researcher specializes in international relations theory and contemporary issues of world politics, Russian-European relations, foreign policy of the European Union, Eurasian economic integration, European, Eurasian and international security.
The author of several books and research papers published in Russia and abroad.