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Andrei Zagorski

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Professional Background

From 2011 Head of Department for Disarmament and Conflict Resolution, Center for International Security, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian academy of Sciences

Professor, Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO-University)

1981 – Diploma in International Relations from MGIMO-University

1985 – PhD in History of International Relations from MGIMO-University

Professional occupation

  • 1981–1992 – Full time researcher, Center for International Studies, MGIMO-University, Moscow
  • 1992–1999 – Vice-Rector (Director of Research and External Relations), MGIMO-University, Moscow
  • 1999–2000 – Senior Vice-President; Director, International Security Program, EastWest Institute (with the location in Prague)
  • 2001 – Project Director, EastWest Institute (with the location in Prague)
  • 2002 – Faculty Member, Geneva Center for Security Policy
  • 2002–2003 – Deputy Director, Institute for Applied International Research, Moscow
  • 2004–2005 – Deputy Head, Moscow Office, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
  • 2005–2011 – Leading Researcher, Center for War and Peace Studies; Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), Moscow

Area of Research Interests

Russian Foreign Policy, European Security, post-Soviet Studies, Arms Control and


Other functions:

  • 1987–1991 – expert of Soviet delegations to various CSCE meetings.
  • 1992–1995 – Chairman, Association for Nonproliferation, Moscow.
  • 1995–1996 – member of the Independent Working Group on the model for European Security under the aegis of SIPRI.
  • 2005 – Expert, Panel of Eminent Persons on Strengthening the Effectiveness of the OSCE
  • 2005 and 2007 – Member of the International Task Force on the Future of the OSCE under the aegis of the Center for OSCE Research, Hamburg
  • 2012 – Member of the drafting group of the IDEAS report “Towards a Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian Security Community:

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