Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council
Professor Andrey Kortunov is Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), the leading Russian foreign policy think tank. He will give his view on the prospects for Russian foreign policy during Vladimir Putin’s fourth term as president.
Kortunov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1979 and completed his postgraduate studies at the Institute for U.S. and Canada Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1982. He holds a PhD in History. He taught at universities around the world, including the University of California, Berkeley. He also led several public organisations involved in higher education, social sciences and social development. In 2011, Andrey Kortunov was appointed Director General of RIAC. He is a member of expert and supervisory committees and boards of trustees of several Russian and international organizations.