Andrey Kortunov is the Director General and a member of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).
He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and completed his postgraduate studies at the Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies at the USSR Academy of Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in history.
Dr. Kortunov served as Deputy Director of the Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, and was founder and first president of the Moscow Public Science Foundation.
Dr. Kortunov has held two professorships in the United States. He taught Russian foreign policy at the University of Miami, and at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and has been affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley. In 2011, he was elected Director General of the RAIC, a non-profit partnership established by order of the president of the Russian Federation.
Dr. Kortunov’s main academic interests are in international relations, Russia’s foreign and domestic policy, and Russian-American relations. He is the author of over 120 publications dedicated to the analysis of Soviet/Russian-American relations, global security, and the foreign and domestic policy of the USSR and Russia.