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Alexander Lukin

  • Alexander Lukin has been at HSE University since 2014.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2017
    Professor
  • 2007

    Doctor of Sciences*

  • 2003
    Associate Professor
  • 1999

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1997

    PhD
    University of Oxford

  • 1984

    Degree
    Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR

* 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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Winner of the HSE University Best Russian Research Paper Competition – 2022

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Publications138

Conferences

  • 2015
    Гражданский форум БРИКС (Москва). Presentation: БРИКС и строительство полицентричного мира
  • Сотрудничество Китая, Монголии и России (Далянь). Presentation: Международное значение трехстороннего взаимодействия России, Китая и Монголии
  • Заседание экспертной дискуссионной площадки «ОТКРЫТАЯ ТРИБУНА» на тему «БРИКС: перспективы сотрудничества и развития» (Москва). Presentation: БРИКС: перспективы и сотрудничество
  • Новый мировой беспорядок и его последствия (Таллуар). Presentation: Крах европейского порядка, сложившегося после холодной войны
  • 2014
    Брифинг Международной кризисной группы (Брюссель). Presentation: Влияние эрозии глобального управления на международную политику
  • 2013
    Роль новых мировых держав в формулировании повестки дня в области международного мира и безопасности (Дурбан). Presentation: Подходы России к таким проблемам, как миростроительство (peacebuilding), государствостроительство (statebuilding), хрупкость государства (statefragility)
  • 2012
    Третий всемирный конгресс китаеведов в Пекине (Пекин). Presentation: Российское китаеведение и китайское культурное влияние в России
  • 2011
    Пятый российско-китайский дружественный неправительственный диалог по стратегическим проблемам (Дяоюйтай). Presentation: Перспективы наращивания практического сотрудничества и партнерства в АТР
  • 2010
    Третий международный форум по России и Евразии (Нью-Йорк). Presentation: Насколько центральной является Центральная Азия?
  • 2009
    Форум развития Северо-Восточной Азии (Шэньян). Presentation: Российско-китайское торгово-экономическое сотрудничество и мировой кризис
  • Центральная Азия и Шанхайская организация сотрудничества (Шанхай). Presentation: Перспективы экономического сотрудничества в рамках ШОС

Editorial board membership

  • 2011: Member of the Editorial Board, Asian Politics and Policy.

  • 1999: Member of the Editorial Board, Medjunarodni Problemi (International Problems ).

Timetable for today

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Alexander Lukin's visit to Lanzhou University

Alexander Lukin gave a lecture on the topic “Modern international order and the causes of regional conflicts” to teachers and students of the Institute of Politics and International Relations of Lanzhou University, and also held negotiations on cooperation with various departments of the university.

Speech by Alexander Lukin in Changsha (PRC)

Alexander Lukin spoke and conducted a seminar for teachers and students of the Defense Science and Technology University of the People's Liberation Army of China. The lecture was devoted to the topic “The structure of the modern world order and the causes of modern international conflicts.”

Participation of Alexander Lukin in events dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the birth of Liang Shumin

Alexander Lukin took part in the conference and celebrations dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the outstanding Chinese thinker and public figure of the 20th century Liang Shuming, organized by the Qufu Normal University and the Society for the Study of Confucius of Shandong Province.

Speech by Alexander Lukin in Hong Kong

On December 1, 2023, the head of the Department of International Relations, Head of the International Laboratory for Research on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism, Professor Alexander Lukin, gave a public lecture on the topic “Chinese-Russian relations: continuity and change” at the Baptist University of Hong Kong. 

Speech by Alexander Lukin at Zhejiang University

Professor Alexander Lukin gave a lecture on the topic “Russian Sinology and the influence of Russian culture in China” at the Faculty of Russian Language, School of Foreign Languages, Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China).

Qiuyu GaoYan has successfully defended his PhD dissertation

On November 22, 2023 was hold the defense of dissertation of Qiuyu GaoYan  on the topic “Political Factors of Chinese Outbound Foreign Direct Investment (1991-2017)”

Article by Alexander Lukin in Nezavisimaya Gazeta

On October 19, Nezavisimaya Gazeta published an article by Alexander Lukin, head of the Department of International Relations and head of the International Laboratory of World Order Studies and the New Regionalism, about the visit of V.V. Putin to China.

Comments by Alexander Lukin for RBC about the “One Belt, One Road” initiative

On October 18, Alexander Lukin, head of the Department of International Relations and head of the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism, commented on the “One Belt, One Road” forum in the “Day” program on RBC.

Meeting with the national coordinator for the SCO of Iran

On October 3, 2023, the head of the department of international relations, head of the International Laboratory for Research on World Order and New Regionalism, Professor Alexander Lukin, met with the national coordinator for SCO affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mehrdad Kiaei. 

A.Lukin in a special episode of the “Big Game” program with Dmitry Simes

In an episode of the “Big Game” program, Alexander Lukin commented on the reasons for the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, China’s plans to expand interaction with the Russian Federation, as well as the possibilities and limitations to cooperation with China for Russia in the modern context.

Alexander Lukin at the conference on global governance

Alexander Lukin took part in the international conference “Strategy-20 plus (S20+) for 2023. How G20 can manage conflicts and promote global development.” 

11th meeting of the CICA Research Centers Forum

On August 28, 2023, Head of the Department of International Relations, Head of the International Laboratory for Research on World Order and New Regionalism, Professor Alexander Lukin delivered a report at the 11th meeting of the Forum of Research Centers of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

Article by A.Lukin “Oriental studies: the subject and prospects of development in Russia”

“Vestnik of St. Petersburg State University” published an article by Alexander Lukin “Oriental Studies: the subject and prospects for development in Russia.”

China in the Age of Xi Jinping

On December 1, 2022, School of Regional Studies Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University held the session "China in the Age of Xi Jinping" within the framework of the 4th International Conference “The world majority in the contemporary international realities: from fragmentation to new institutionalization”.

А. V. Lukin with a new article in the newspaper “Nezavisimaya”about the XX Congress of the CCP

On October 27, 2022, Professor A.V. Lukin, head of the Department of International Relations and head of the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, published a new article in the Nezavisimaya Gazeta.

Balkan Dialogue: What Soft Power Can Do in Tough Times

From 12–16 October 2022, the ‘Balkan Dialogue’ event took place at the Russian House in Belgrade and the Vojvodina Archives in Novi Sad, Serbia. Balkan Dialogue is an international programme organised annually by the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund. Students and professors from HSE University and other Russian universities were among the participants of the programme. The academic supervisor of the event was Professor Ekaterina Entina, Director of the Mediterranean Studies Centre at the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs.

Road Map for the Future: Russia’s New Eastward Policy

Today, Russia is striving to develop its relationships with the countries of East and South Asia and the Middle East. Politicians, diplomats, and businesspeople need to be aware of the specifics of Eastern states, their traditions and culture. To develop a new level of relations, it is important to provide high-quality education for Asian studies specialists. This was discussed at the First International Academic Conference ‘Oriental Civilisations: A View from the 21st Century’ hosted by HSE University. The Conference was attended by scientists from Russia, China, Turkey, Japan, Iran, and other countries.

A.V. Lukin gave an interview to “Business Online” about the new CCP congress

On October 14, 2022, Professor A.V. Lukin, head of the Department of International Relations and head of the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and New Regionalism at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, gave an interview to Business Online.

Speech by A.V. Lukin and I.A. Safranchuk at the RAMI Convention

The Head of the Department of International Relations and Head of International Laboratory on World Order Studies and New Regionalism Professor A.V. Lukin and Associate Professor of the Department I.A. Safranchuk took part in the scientific conference “Russia and ASEAN in the Asia-Pacific Region: Interaction, Regional Processes and Global Context”, held at MGIMO during the XIV Congress of the Russian Association of International Studies (RAMI). 

Speech by A.V. Lukin in Belgrade

The Head of the Department of International Relations and Head of the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism Professor Alexander Lukin took part in the events of the annual scientific and educational program “Balkan Dialogue - 2022” organized by the Gorchakov Foundation for the Support of Public Diplomacy. On October 13, 2022, he spoke in Belgrade in the section “New Integration Models - Opportunities for the Balkans” about the development and possibilities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

A.V. Lukin gave an interview to “Rossiyskaya gazeta” about the Russian-Chinese partnership

On September 29, 2022, Professor Alexander Lukin, Head of the Department of International Relations, Head of the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, gave an interview to Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

A.V. Lukin at the international conference on the SCO

On September 29, the Head of the International Relations Department, Head of the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism A.V. Lukin participated in the international conference "Samarkand SCO Summit: contribution to regional and international security, sustainable development" which took place online.

Pivot to the East: A Comprehensive Study of the Cultural and Civilisational Centres of the Non-Western World is the Top Priority

China and the Chinese world, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Arab countries, Iran, Turkey, Central Asia and Africa are gaining new significance in Russia’s foreign policy. However, we do not know enough about the Eastern countries. It is necessary to change the priorities in education, starting from grammar school. Prospects for the development of domestic Oriental studies in the context of the new stage in the development of the system of international relations were discussed at a round table at HSE University.

Russia and the Changes of World Order

Professor Alexander Lukin has published a chapter “Russia and the Changes of World Order” as part of the book: Šrāders Sandis, Terry Spencer (eds.), A Restless Embrace of the Past? The Conference on Russia Papers 2022 (Tartu: University of Tartu Press, 2022).

Meeting of the HSE Bulgarian Club with Martin Vladimirov

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, the HSE Bulgarian Club together with the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism and under the aegis of the Department of International Relations of the National Research University Higher School of Economics held a seminar on the topic “Towards a New European Energy and Climate Strategy: The European Green Deal as the Key Driver Forward”.

Meeting of the HSE Bulgarian Club with Anatol Lieven

On Thursday, February 24, 2022, the HSE Bulgarian Club together with the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism and under the aegis of the Department of International Relations of the National Research University Higher School of Economics held a seminar on the topic “Ukraine: is the Pandora's Box Open in Europe?”

Meeting of A.V. Lukin with Norwegian Ambassador Rune Resaland

On February 11, Head of the Department of International Relations A.V. Lukin held an online meeting with Ambassador of Norway R. Resaland.

Meeting of the HSE Bulgarian and Middle Eastern Clubs with Ruslan Trad

On Thursday, January 27, 2022, the HSE Bulgarian Club and the HSE Middle East Club together with the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism and under the aegis of the Department of International Relations of the National Research University Higher School of Economics held a seminar in the format of a discussion on the topic “EU and the Arab World: Anxious Neighbors or Natural Partners?”

The Right to Insanity: A New Ideology of “Woke” Western Elites and Its Consequences

Professor A.V. Lukin, head of the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism and head of the Department of International Relations, published an article in Russia in Global Affairs.

Has Communist China Created a New Civilization?

Professor A.V. Lukin, head of the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism and head of the Department of International Relations, published an article in The National Interest.

The 30th Session of Eurasian Online Seminar. International Panel

On Wednesday, 15 December 2021, The Department of International Relations and International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism of National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) heldthe thirtieth session of Eurasian Online Seminarin the form of discussion panel. The topic for discussion was the presentation of the Special Issue of the Russian Politics journal (Volume 6 (2021): Issue 4 (Oct 2021) on Russian Foreign Policy, edited by Iain Ferguson, Andrej Krickovic, Alexander Lukin and Richard Sakwa.

The 28th Session of Eurasian Online Seminar. International Panel

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, the Department of International Relations and International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism of the National Research University Higher School of Economics held the twenty-eight session of Eurasian Online Seminar. The seminar was held in the form of discussion panel. The topic for discussion was “The Politization of the Covid 19 Pandemic: Views from various Countries and Regions”.

US cannot break China-Russia strategic partnership as it’s based on national interests: Alexander Lukin

Professor A.V. Lukin, head of the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism and head of the Department of International Relations, gave an interview to Global Times

Professor A. Lukin at the online presentation of Christopher Cheang 's book “Life and Work in Post-Soviet Russia”

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Professor A.V. Lukin, the head of the International Laboratory of the World Order and New Regionalism, the head of the Department of International Relations, took part in the online event dedicated to the launch of Christopher Cheang 's book “Life and Work in Post-Soviet Russia”.

US only satisfied with big countries as satellites

Professor Alexander Lukin, the head of the Department of International Relations and the International Laboratory for World Order Studies and New Regionalism, gave an interview to Global Times  on September 1, 2020.

An online lecture of A.V. Lukin and O.V. Puzanova at Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University

On May 6, 2020, an online lecture was held with the participation of the head of the Department of International Relations and the International Laboratory for World Order Studies and New Regionalism Professor Alexander Lukin and the research assistant Olga Puzanova at the John Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University with a professor Ezra Vogel. The lecture was dedicated to the Sino-Russian territorial dispute settlement.

Professor A.Lukin’s Article in “Regional Security Outlook 2020”

Professor A.V. Lukin, the head of the International Laboratory of the World Order and New Regionalism, the head of the Department of International Relations, published the article “Russia’s Approach to Security Architecture in the Asia Pacific” in the “Regional Security Outlook 2020” prepared by the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP).

International conference “Modernization of Governance: Perspectives from Russia and China”

The international conference “Modernization of Governance: Perspectives from Russia and China” was held at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, Higher School of Economics. On September 30, a delegation of scientists from Zhejiang University, China, visited the Higher School of Economics at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. During the visit, a joint conference as well as a scientific seminar were organized.

The conference «Civilizations and International Order: ‘One World’ or ‘Multipolarity’?»

On May 15-16, the HSE faculty of world economy and politics hosted the conference «Civilizations and International Order: ‘One World’ or ‘Multipolarity’?», organized by the International Laboratory of World Order and New Regionalism in cooperation with The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University.

The Visit of Mark Beeson to the Higher School of Economics

Professor of the University of Western Australia Mark Beeson delivered a series of open lectures at the Faculty of World Economy and World Politics in the framework of the HSE Visiting Scholar Visits Support Programme and with the participation of the International Laboratory of World Order Studies and New Regionalism.

Professor Lukin published in The National Interest

The National Interest published an article by the Head of the Department of International Relations, Professor Alexander Lukin.

Professor Lukin interviewed by Chinese Television (channel CGTN)

The Head of the Department of International Relations, Professor Alexander Lukin spoke about the Chinese-Russian rapprochement and the current international political situation.

Alexander Lukin Took Part in Scientific Events in China

Professor Alexander Lukin, head of the Department of International Relations and head of the Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism, took part in scientific events in China.

US in one-sided Cold War with China, Russia

Interview of the Head of Department of International Relations at National Research University Higher School of Economics Alexander Lukin to Global Times on September 19, 2018.

Tokyo's diplomacy in Eurasia: Successes and failures (1997–2017)

Alexander Lukin, the Head of Department of International Relations, published an article titled: ‘Tokyo's diplomacy in Eurasia: Successes and failures (1997–2017)’ (Journal of Eurasian Studies)

Eurasian integration and the development of Asiatic Russia

Alexander Lukin, the Head of Department of International Relations, published an article titled: ‘Eurasian integration and the development of Asiatic Russia’ (Journal of Eurasian Studies)

Opinion: Is Trump's attempt to win Putin over a play against China?

Whether or not this meant that Trump was looking for Russia’s support against China in the trade war, is unknown. However, Lukin said this was unlikely to happen

Interview of A.V.Lukin to The Asan Forum

Interview of the Head of Department of International Relations Alexander Lukin to The Asan Forum on June 11, 2018.

Putin’s Fourth Term: New Faces—Old Politics

Alexander Lukin, head of the Department of International Relations at National Research University Higher School of Economics, published an article on the magazine's website "The National Interest".

Interview of A.V.Lukin to the program "The Point"

Interview of the Head of Department of International Relations Alexander Lukin on the situation in Russia on the eve of the presidential elections to "The Point" programme of China  Global Television Network (CGTN) on March 16, 2018.

China and Russia: The new rapprochement, by Alexander Lukin

A review of the book by A.Lukin, "China and Russia: The New Rapprochement" in the Financial Times, was published on March 5, 2018.

China and Russia

Alexander Lukin, head of the Department of International Relations at National Research University Higher School of Economics, published a new book "China and Russia".

Alexander Lukin Took Part in Conference in Singapore

On August 3, 2017 Alexander Lukin, Head of the School of International Affairs, took part in the international conference ‘International Relations Theory and the Sino-Russian Relationship after the Cold War’ and presented the report on ‘Russian-Chinese Rapprochement and the Changing International System’.

HSE Research Teams to Receive Russian Science Foundation Grants in 2017

The Russian Science Foundation has announced winners of its latest grant competition to support basic scientific research and exploratory scientific research conducted by research teams.

The EU Looks Like the Dying Soviet Empire

Alexander Lukin, head of the Department of International Relations at National Research University Higher School of Economics, published an article on the magazine's website "The National Interest"

Alexander Lukin’s Trip to India

January 17 - 23, 2016, Alexander Lukin, Head of the School of International Affairs, spoke at some universities and influential research centres in Delhi on an academic trip to India.

Uneasy Triangle: China, Russia, and the United States in the New Global Order

USA Center on Global Interests published the analytical review ‘Uneasy Triangle: China, Russia, and the United States in the New Global Order’, which included the report ‘Russia and China after the Ukrainian Crisis: The Future of the Relationship’ by Alexander Lukin, Head of the School of International Affairs.

Russia, China and the Emerging Greater Eurasia

Professor Alexander Lukin has published an article on Russia and China relations in an online journal The Asan Forum. The article analyzes underlying fundamental causes for Russia and China drawing together and discusses the future of emerging Greater Eurasia.

Valdai Paper Special Issue: Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Looking for a New Role

Established in 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has come a long way, and now elicits considerable interest in the world. In the present special issue of Valdai papers Alexander Lukin, Department Head, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, School of International Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics considers the aspects of the organization’s new role nowadays.

'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.

Alexander Lukin Took Part in Civil BRICS Forum

On June 30 the Civil BRICS Forum was held in Moscow. Leading international experts from BRICS countries took part in the event.

BRICS Symposium in Macau

Alexander Lukin, Head of the School of International Affairs took part in the International Symposium on ‘BRICS-II: Institutionalization & Macau’, which took place on May 6-7 in Macau, Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

Alexander Lukin Took Part in the Maritime Silk Road Seminar in China

On the 11th & 12th February 2015, Alexander Lukin, Head of the Department for International Relations, took part in the international seminar ‘21st Century Maritime Silk Road’ in Quanzhou City in Fujian Province in southeast China.