Sergey Karaganov is a Russian foreign and economic affairs expert. He is the Dean of the School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs of the National Research University — Higher School of Economics. Professor Karaganov is a member of many Russian and foreign professional, public and philanthropic organisations, including the Foreign Policy Council of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and three Advisory Committees of the Russian Security Council. He is also the Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy and the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Russia in Global Affairs magazine. Sergey Karaganov was named by New York Times one of the top world foreign policy specialists and has written extensively on national security and defense policies.

In 2011, he was speaker on the panel The Architecture of Global Governance (May, 5th).