Director of Programs
Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Moscow
Ivan Timofeev has been a Director of Programs at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) since 2011. He is responsible for the intellectual performance of RIAC, managing its programs and projects. His personal background at RIAC includes working with Russian and foreign diplomats, governmental officials, experts, businessmen and NGO-leaders regarding Russia’s foreign policy and public diplomacy. Before joining RIAC, Ivan was the Head of Analytical Monitoring Center at MGIMO-University (2009-2011) – a research and educational branch of the Russian MFA. There he designed and implemented the methodology of local conflicts’ event-analysis, providing with analytical materials MFA and other governmental institutions. Since 2006, he has been also teaching at MGIMO-University. In Russia and abroad, he is known as a co-author of “Political Atlas of the Modern World” and its five indices as well as an author of non-linear analysis of military expenditures of the leading powers. Ivan was awarded a doctoral degree in Political Science at MGIMO-University in 2006. He has a Master of Arts in Society and Politics (Lancaster University and Central European University, 2003) and BA in Sociology (Saint-Petersburg State University, 2002). He is an author and co-author of more than 60 publications, issued in Russian and foreign academic press.