Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council. RIAC member Andrey Kortunov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and completed his postgraduate studies at the Institute for U.S. and Canada Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He holds a PhD in History. In 1982–1995, Dr Kortunov held various positions in the Institute for U.S. and Canada Studies, including Deputy Director. He taught at universities around the world, including the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, he led several public organizations involved in higher education, social sciences and social development. Since 2011, Andrey Kortunov has been the Director General of RIAC. He is a member of expert and supervisory committees and boards of trustees of several Russian and international organizations. His academic interests include contemporary international relations and Russian foreign policy.