Dr. Oleg N. Barabanov
Program Director of Valday Club, Proffesor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (university) of MFA of Russia
Oleg Barabanov is Program Director of the Valdai Club Foundation (since Jan 2015), Academic Director of the European Studies Institute at MGIMO University (since Jan 2015), Professor at School of World Economics and Global Politics at National Research University – Higher School of Economics (since 2009).
Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences (since Dec 2015). Ph.D. in 1997, Ph.D (Habilitation) in 2005. Graduated at School of History at Lomonosov University of Moscow (MGU) in 1993. Previous positions: Lecturer, School of History at Lomonosov University of Moscow (1994-96), 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 European Studies Institute at MGIMO University (2007-2014). Co-author of the Valdai Club publications on ‘Creating Central Eurasia’, on relations of Russia with China and U.S., on ‘nuclear fears’ after the Ukrainian Crisis. Author of 6 research monographs.