Communications Director, Center for Strategic Research, think-tank drafting Strategy for Russia 2018-2024. Adviser to Alexey Kudrin, former Finance Minister of Russia; in charge of int'l affairs, also advising on political matters. Member, Global Agenda Council on Russia, Global Shaper and Vice-Curator, Moscow Hub, World Economic Forum. Contributor: Carnegie.ru, Gazeta.ru; Vlast' Magazine; RBC. Former: Member, Expert group of the Trilateral commission 2013-2014 Task Force Report "Engaging Russia: A Return to Containment". Research interests: social capital, electoral campaigns and political marketing, Russian and American politics, int'l relations. Education: BA, Int'l Relations and MA, PoliSci, MGIMO-Univ. Moscow; PhD, PoliSci.