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Ivan Timofeev

Director of Programs at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC)

Ivan Timofeev has been a Director of Programs at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) since 2011. He is responsible for the intellectual performance of RIAC, leading a team of 20 full-time experts and covering more than 30 research and educational programs.

Ivan combines policy research with an academic career. Since 2006 he has been teaching at MGIMO-University – a leading school on International Relations in Russia. In 2009 he was elected as an Associate Professor and qualified for this position in 2012, 2015 and 2018. In 2009-2011 Ivan was heading the Center for Analytical Monitoring at MGIMO.

Since 2015 Ivan is a part of Valdai Discussion Club – a community of international experts on foreign affairs and global issues where he has led programs on Euro-Atlantic affairs and Russia-West relations.

He is an author and co-author of more than 80 publications, issued in Russian and international academic press. His works are published in English, Italian, French, Spanish and Chinese. He is a member of board of “Comparative Politics” – an academic journal on Political Science and International Relations. 

He holds PhD in Political Science (MGIMO, 2006), MA in Society and Politics (CEU and Lancaster University, 2003) and BA in Sociology (St. Petersburg State University, 2002).

Speaking topics:

  • Economic sanctions
  • International security
  • Russia's foreign policy

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