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Sergey A. Karaganov

  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Sergey A. Karaganov has been at HSE since 2003.

Education and Degrees

  • 1989

    Doctor of Sciences* in World History
    Institute of USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    Thesis Title: The Role and Place of Western Europe in U.S. Strategy Towards the USSR (1945-1988)

  • 1979

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in World History
    Thesis Title: The Role and Place of Transnational Corporations in the U.S. Foreign Policy

  • 1974

    Diploma
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

International affiliations

  • 1992-2002 — Co-Chairman (together with D.Vydrin) of the Russian-Ukrainian Forum (A regular meeting of representatives of political and economic elites of the two countries).
  • 1994-1995 — Co-Chairman (together with O.Lambsdorf) of the Economic Development Committee of the Commission for Greater Europe (The Chirac Commission).
  • 1995-2005 — Member of the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York).
  • 1997-2013  – Triannual Member, The Trilateral Commission.
  • Since 2004 – Member of  the Board of Trustees of the Alfred Herrhausen Society for International Dialogue – A Deutsche Bank Forum.
  • Since 2004 — Chairman of the Valdai Discussion Club.
  • 2007 - 2009 — Member of the International Advisory Board of UniCredit Group.

Member of several other professional and philanthropic organizations and academic councils.

Public and governmental affiliations

  •  Since 1991 — Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
  •  1993-1999 – Member of the Presidential Council of the Russian Federation.
  •  Since 1993 — Member of the Advisory Committee of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
  •  2001 - 2013 – Advisor to the Presidential Administration (foreign policy).           
  •  Since 1992 — Vice Chairman, than Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy — a private organization of 200 heads of business associations, prominent politicians, leading figures in the military, foreign policy, media and culture, etc. Since december, 2012 - Honorary Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.
  •  Since 2002 – Chairman of the Editorial Board of the “Russia in Global Affairs” magazine.
  •  Since 2004 – Member of the Council for Assisting the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights Institutions under the President of Russia.
  •  2006 - 2010 — Member of the Public Council Under the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.   
  •  Since 2009 — Member of the Advisory Board of «Vnesheconombank».
  •  Since 2009 — Member of the Council for Investment Cooperation and Integration Interaction with Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States at the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
  •  Since 2010 — Member of the Supervisory Board of the Publishing House "International Affairs"

 Member and chairman of boards of several other public and philanthropic organizations.

Work

Graduated in 1974 from the Department of Economics of the Moscow State University. 

1974-1978 – doctoral candidate at the Institute of USA & Canada Studies (US&CSI).

1976-1977 – research trainee attached to the U.N. Mission of the Soviet Union.

1979 – defended candidate (equivalent of Ph.D.) dissertation on the «The Role and Place of Transnational Corporations in the U.S. Foreign Policy». 

1978-1988 – worked at US&CSI  of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR as a junior fellow, senior fellow, head of a section. Specialization: economic aspects of foreign policy, U.S.-Soviet relations, U.S. military strategy, arms control, European security. 

1989 – defended a doctoral (equivalent of Dr.Hab.) dissertation on «The Role and Place of Western Europe in U.S. Strategy Towards the USSR (1945-1988)». 

Since 1988 has been working in the Institute of Europe of the Academy of Sciences of USSR/Russia. 

1989 — 2010 — Deputy Director.  

Since 2006 – Dean of the School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs of the National Research University — Higher School of Economics (NRU – HSE).  

Teaching activities



Lecturing in various Russian and foreign universities, research institutes. During the spring 1991 semester – honorary B.A.Roling Professor at the University of Groningen. Since 2002 – Chairman of Department on World Politics of the State University — Higher School of Economics (SU – HSE).

 

Since 2006 – Dean of the School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs of the National Research University — Higher School of Economics (NRU – HSE).

Research interests

  • USSR/Russian foreign and military policy. Relations between Russia and the West in political, economic, and defense spheres. 
  • World politics
  • International integration
  • Globalization
  • USA and Great Britain

Publications

Sergey Karaganov is author and editor of 28 books and brochures, published over 490 articles  on economics of foreign policy, arms control, national security strategy, Russian foreign and defense policies. Articles and books were published in more than 30 countries. 

http://karaganov.ru/en/publications

Recent books:

  1. «Russia:  State of Reforms», Gutersloh, 1993; 
  2. «Security of the Future Europe» (Editor), Moscow, 1993 (in Russian); 
  3. «Harmonization  the Evolution of U.S. and Russian Defense Policies» (co-edited with F.Ikle), CSIS, Washington, 1993 (also published in Russian); 
  4. «Where Russia  Goes? Foreign and Defense Policy in the New Era», Frankfurt am Main, 1994; 
  5. «Damage Limitation or Crisis? Russia and the World», (co-editor with Robert D.Blackwill), Washington, London, 1994; 
  6. «Wither Western Aid to Russia» (editor and director of the study), Gutersloh, 1994, (also published in Russian); 
  7. «Russia's Economic Role in Europe». Report of the Commission for the Greater Europe, Volume II (co-authored with O.Lambsdorf), Moscow, 1995, (also published in Russian); 
  8. «Geopolitics Change in Europe, Policies of the West and Russia's Alternatives» (editor and head of the study), Moscow, 1995; 
  9. «Towards a New Democratic Commonwealth (co-authored with Graham Allison and Karl Kaiser) – Cambridge: CSIA, Harvard Univ. 1996; 
  10. «Russian-American Relations on the threshold of two Centuries», (co-author), Moscow, 2000; 
  11. «Strategy for Russia: Agenda for the President-2000» (editor), Moscow, Vagrius, 2000, (in Russian); 
  12. «Strategy for Russia: Ten Years of CFDP» (editor), Moscow, Vagrius, 2002, (in Russian);
  13. «The world around Russia: 2017. An Outlook for the Midterm Future"( editor) , Moscow, 2007;
  14. «Asiatic poligon. Desputed matter and potential glueware» ( editor), Moscow, 2007;
  15. «Russia and the World. New epoch. 12 years, which can change all» (editor),  Moscow, 2008. 

 

 

Research activities

Specialization: Soviet/Russian foreign and defense policies, security and economic aspects of Russian- European interaction.

Author and editor of 22 books and brochures, published around 450 articles  on economics of foreign policy, arms control, national security strategy, Russian foreign and defense policies. Articles and books were published in more than 30 countries.

 In the mid-90s was named by New York Times (USA) one of the top world foreign policy specialists. Ranks among the world's top 100 public intellectuals, according to the ranking (2005) by the leading analytical magazines Foreign Policy (USA) and The Prospect (UK).

since 2002 - Chairman of the editorial board of the magazine "Russia in Global Affairs"

Publications47


1992-2002 — Co-Chairman (together with D.Vydrin) of the Russian-Ukrainian Forum (A regular meeting of representatives of political and economic elites of the two countries).

1994-1995 — Co-Chairman (together with O.Lambsdorf) of the Economic Development Committee of the Commission for Greater Europe (The Chirac Commission).

1995-2005 — Member of the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York).

1997 – 2013 Triennium Member, The Trilateral Commission.

2004-2012 – Member of  the Board of Trustees of the Alfred Herrhausen Society for International Dialogue – A Deutsche Bank Forum.

2004 - 2013 — Chairman of the Valdai Discussion Club.

2007 - 2009 — Member of the International Advisory Board of UniCredit Group.

Since 2015 - the member of High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe)

 

Human capital to act as key driver of development in new era, experts say

Sergey Karaganov, a Dean of  the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at HSE about the moral vacuum in the world which is being filled with consumerism.

Itar-Tass

Turning East?

Sergei Karaganov. Doctor of History, Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, and Igor Makarov, PhD in Economics, research fellow at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, HSE about Turning East?

Vedomosti

Russian diplomacy in 2013: some reasons to feel proud

Sergey Karaganov, Dean of  the  Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the HSE,  about pro-active and robust Russian foreign policy in 2013.

Itar-Tass

Obama's Doomed Reset

Sergei Karaganov, the dean of the School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs of the HSE about Obama's doomed reset.

The Moscow Times

‘We Must Turn the G20 into a Proper Organization’

Sergey Karaganov, Dean of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, speaks about G20.

Moskovskiye Novosti

Annan ‘Optimistic’ Over Geneva Talks on Syria

Sergey Karaganov, Dean of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, comments on the situation in Syria.

The New York Times

The Age of Authoritarian Democracy

Sergey Karaganov, Dean of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, comments on today’s global economic and political changes and challenges.

Project Syndicate

US debt ceiling crisis casts shadow over market

Sergei Karaganov, Dean of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs and Natalia Volchkova, a Professor at the New Economic School in Moscow, talk about how the averted debt ceiling impasse was perceived in Russia.

The Voice of Russia

Qaddafi’s Latest Gambit, a Chess Match

Serge Karaganov, Dean of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, comments on Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s visit to Libya.

The Lede

Standing Still in Front of a "Window of Opportunity"

Serge Karaganov, Dean of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, comments on Russian-American relations.

RIA NOVOSTI

New interview of Prof.Karaganov

On 22 October 2017 ‘Rossiyskaya gazeta’ has published a new interview with Prof. Karaganov.

Participation in the Valdai Meeting

Prof. Karaganov together with other representative of School of international economics and foreign affairs of HSE took part in 14th Annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi on 16-19 October 2017.

Towards the Great Ocean – 5: From the turn to the East to Greater Eurasia

The report has been prepared due to the series of research conducted in late 2016-early 2017 and the situation analysis “Turn to the East: A new stage and agenda for co-operation”.

The Future World Order

Prof. Karaganov has published a new article on the Future World Order in ‘Rossiiskaya Gazeta’.

The conference "After the end of Revolution: Constitutional Order Amid the Crisis of Democracy"

On the 1st and 2nd of September a joint conference took place between NRU HSE and the Telos-Paul Piccone Institute. It’s subject: "After the End of Revolution: The Constitutional Order of the Amid the Crisis of Democracy" was heavily debated at the Higher School of Economics campus. 

HSE Staff Members Awarded Russian Federation Government Media Prize

Mikhail Berger, Professor at the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, and Sergey Karaganov, Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs have been awarded the Russian Federation Government Media Prize.

From East to West, or Greater Eurasia

An article of the Dean of the School of World Economy and International Affairs S. Karaganov, originally published in Rosiiskaya Gazeta, October 24, 2016, Federal Issue № 7109 (241).

Russian Foreign Policy: Risky Successes

An article of the Dean of the School of World Economy and International Affairs S. Karaganov co-authored with PhD students of the school D. Novikov and K. Chernyavskaya “Russian Foreign Policy: Risky Successes” was published in the Spring issue of Harvard International Review. The article focuses on provisional results and perspectives of the Russian foreign policy.

How the World Looks From the Russian Perspective

Recent article of S. Karaganov was published in Huffington Post

Now in its Sixth Year, Russian-Chinese Summer School Becomes a Truly International Event

On July 6, 2016, the VI International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Affairs came to a close. Run jointly by the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs and East China Normal University, with sponsorship provided by the Gorchakov Fund, this year’s school focused on the role of institutions in the new global governance architecture.

HSE Holds Largest Russian-Spanish Academic Congress

The International Congress on Russia and Spain: Politics, Economics, Culture was the first to bring together leading Russian researchers on Spain and Spanish scholars representing various fields of the social sciences and humanities.

New Ideological Struggle

The new article of S.Karaganov “New Ideological Struggle” was recently published in Russian in Izvestia newspaper.

We Do Not Draw a Divisive Line between Economics and International Relations

Interdisciplinary research and education in economics and international politics are the trademark of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at HSE. The Faculty offers three tracks for undergraduate students and five Master’s programmes, as well as many opportunities for collaboration on research projects for faculty members and students. Sergey Karaganov, Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, spoke with The HSE Look about research plans, international cooperation and new degree programmes.

“The world is in pre-war state”

Faced with a crisis, the Russian authorities are trying to convince their people that all of Russia’s troubles come from abroad, but its main battles are also won there. Sergei Karaganov, Dean of the School of World Economics and International Affairs at the National Research University—Higher School of Economics, in an interview to The New Times offers his proof of why Russia can boast of very tangible and palpable victories on the international stage. The country is fighting for its security and sovereignty, but at the same time he admits that Russia has had “splendid economic failures.”

Young Academics Meet Henry Kissinger in Seminar at HSE

On 5th February, American diplomat and political scientist Henry Kissinger visited the HSE Faculty of World Economics and International Affairs. On Kissinger’s initiative the meeting was organised as a seminar for a dozen or so of the brightest young academics at HSE, MGIMO and RAS institutes. The best master’s students were also invited. The event was chaired by Sergey Karaganov, Dean of the Faculty.

“A turn to Asia: the history of the political idea”

The article of Professor S. Karaganov “A turn to Asia: the history of the political idea” issued as the preface to the monograph “A Turn to the East: Development of Siberia and the Far East in the Context of Strengthening the Eastern Vector of Russia's Foreign Policy” published in Russian by Mezhdunarodnye Otnoshenia Publishers, Moscow, 2015.

Evgeny Yasin joins the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights

On August 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a directive appointing HSE Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin to the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights. His candidacy was proposed by Council head Mikhail Fedotov.

‘When the Russian People Were by our Side, We Always Managed to Find a Solution’

This year, Panagiotis Sarantidis, from Greece, graduated from HSE’s International Business programme, headed by Irina Kratko. According to Prof. Kratko, foreign students’ motivations for choosing Moscow as a place to study are quite varied. Some of them intend to connect their future career with Russia, already having ideas to establish joint ventures here. Others, for example HSE students from the United States, have previously studied the Russian language, so their interest is perhaps rooted in the country’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

'HSE Is the Best Place for Work on Issues in International Relations'

HSE has held the 5th International Relations Russia-China Summer School 'Eurasia 2020: Prospects for cooperation.' The school has been held since 2011 by the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs jointly with the East China Normal University (Shanghai, China). This year it was held with support from the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund. This is the only summer school of this kind held in Russia.

Sergey Karaganov Took Part in World Peace Forum

On June 26-27 Sergey Karaganov, Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs took part in the World Peace Forum, which is held annually at in Beijing, China. The event is organized by Tsinghua University.

S.Karaganov in the MSC Core Group

Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE S. Karaganov took part in the MSC Core Group Meeting in Vienna from June 16 to 17, 2015, which is organized in partnership with the Government of Austria and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Vaduz Roundtable on “Continental Conditions for Russian-European Co-Evolution: Longer-term Challenges and Option”

On June 15 S. Karaganov participated in the Vaduz Roundtable on “Continental Conditions for Russian-European Co-Evolution: Longer-term Challenges and Options” organized by Prince Michael von Liechtenstein. Participants discussed the middle-team strategies the common economic space development, prospects of the Russia-Europe partnership in the Continent and geopolitics.

S. Karaganov in the opening session “The Search for Global Leadership”

On June 1 S. Karaganov Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE’s participated in the opening session “The Search for Global Leadership” an annual flagship London Conference (Chatham House), launched in 2014, brings together 200 senior decision-makers in the policy, business, civil society and academic spheres to debate the systemic risks facing the world as a result of the deepening process of globalization.

The Crisis Is Forcing Us to Seek New Answers to Old Questions

On 7-10th April 2015 the HSE, supported by the World Bank will be holding the XVI April International Conference on Economic and Social Development. Top political scientists, sociologists and economists, government officials and businessmen will discuss the burning issues we are facing today; should we take the path of international integration, how can we resolve the current economic crisis and where should we look for new drivers of economic growth? Andrei Yakovlev and Fuad Aleskerov told the HSE news website about what novelties and special events the conference has in store.

Russian President Recognizes Work Done by Sergey Karaganov and Tamara Morshchakova

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an executive order on recognizing almost 200 Russians for their achievements in the workplace, many years of conscientious work, and active role taken in society. Those recognized included several members of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, including Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs Sergey Karaganov and Professor at the Faculty of Law Tamara Morshchakova.

Sergey Karaganov Is Appointed to the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project

Chairman of the OSCE, Switzerland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Burkhalter  proposed that Sergey A. Karaganov, Dean of HSE’s Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs and Honorable Chairman of the Presidium of the Council for Foreign and Defence Policy, should be included in the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project. The Panel’s first working meeting will be at the Munich Security Conference in February this year.

Russia and China Becoming Closer

On July 3-10, the IV International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Relations, ‘Space and Time in the Eurasian Era,’ took place in Moscow. The event was organized by the HSE and East China Normal University. A total of 15 Russian and 12 Chinese students are taking part in the summer school. The summer school, whose working language is English, is intended for undergraduate and graduate students from Russia and China that are interested in international relations.

School of Asian Studies to Become Part of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

On May 30, 2014, the HSE Academic Council voted to open a new ‘mega department’ – the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. The structure of this big division will include a Department of World Economy, a Department of International Affairs, and the School of Asian Studies. Sergey Karaganov will serve as Dean of the Faculty.

Time for Russia

On May 7, 2014 leading Russian and international experts and HSE lecturers gave a presentation about a new international lecture series ‘Time for Russia’, organized by the Civil Society Development Foundation and the HSE. 

The City Came Out to HSE Day

Both scholars and musicians will tell you that learning is a lifetime affair. On September 10, 2013, HSE Day took place in Gorky Park for the second time. The event featured Freshman Day, an alumni reunion, and an outdoor lecture centre, as well as many humorous competitions for students and anyone wanting to participate.

Democracy and Meritocracy: Are the Two Principles Compatible?

On July 1, 2013, the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy (CFDP) held an international political conference ‘Democracy and Meritocracy: Are the Two Principles Compatible?’, in which international and Russian experts took part.

‘If All the Politicians were Clever…’

On December 15th the first joint Russian-American report by the Valdai Discussion Club working group on the future of U.S.-Russia relations was presented at the HSE.

‘Why Are We Not Together?’

On December 1st an inauguration ceremony for Alexander Rahr, a prominent expert in Russian-German relations, as Honorary Professor of the HSE took place at the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. After the event he gave a lecture on the history, problems and dynamics of the bilateral politics of Germany and Russia.

‘Our Interest Is More than just Economics’

On September 29th the first lecture in the cycle of meetings of top-managers of the largest in Europe gas company E.ON Ruhrgas AG with the university students took place at the HSE. Steffen Bruendel, Head of Cultural and Academic Affairs at the E.ON Ruhrgas Corporate Office, and Hans-Peter Floren, Member of the Board of Management, E.ON Ruhrgas AG, told us about this lecture course.