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Sergei Karaganov (Chairman)
Dr. Sc. (History), Honorary Chairman, Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy; Dean of the Faculty of World Economics and World Politics of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. Moscow, Russia

Martti Ahtisaari
President of Finland, 1994–2000. Finland.

Graham Allison
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusets, U.S.A.

Alexei Arbatov
Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Director, Center of International Security, Institute of the World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences. Moscow, Russia.

Alexander Avdeyev (in a personal capacity)
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Moscow, Russia 

Lev Belousov (Deputy Chairman)
Dr. Sc. (History), Prof. of Moscow State University, Head of the Department of Modern History of European Countries, Moscow State University. Moscow, Russia.

C. Fred Bergsten 
Ph.D. (Economics), Senior fellow and director emeritus, Peterson Institute for International Economics; former Assistant Secretary, Treasury Departmen. Washington, D.С., U.S.A.

Carl Bildt (Sweden) 
Prime Minister of Sweden (1991–1994), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006–2014), Co-Chair European Council on Foreign Relations. Halmstad, Sweden.

Vladimir Grigoryev (in a personal capacity)
Deputy Head of the Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communication of the Russian Federation. Moscow, Russia.

Igor Ivanov (in a personal capacity)
Dr. Sc. (History), President, Russian Council on Foreign Relations, Prof., Moscow State Institute of International Relation. Moscow, Russia. 

Karl Kaiser
Prof., former director, German Council for Foreign Policy; Senior Associate Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School; Professor emeritus at the University of Bonn. Bonn, Germany.

Irina Khakamada
Dr. Sc. (Economics), Politician, lecturer (Moscow State Institute of International Relation), journalist, civic leader. Moscow, Russia.

Ivan Krastev 
Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, permanent fellow at the IWM (Institute of Human Sciences) in Vienna. Bulgaria.

Andrei Kokoshin
Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Director, Institute of International Security. Moscow, Russia.

Mikhail Komissar
Director General, Interfax News Agency, Moscow, Russia.

Konstantin Kosachev (in a personal capacity)
PhD (Law); Charmain of International Affairs Committee of the Federation Council (upper chamber of Russian Parliament). Moscow, Russia.  

Yaroslav Kuzminov
Dr. Sc. (Economics), Rector, National Research University - Higher School of Economics. Moscow, Russia.

Sergei Lavrov (in a personal capacity)
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Moscow, Russia.

Vladimir Lukin (in a personal capacity) 
Dr. Sc. (History), Prof., Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russian Federation, member of The Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russian Federation; research professor at NRU Higher School of Economics. Moscow, Russia.

Fyodor Lukyanov 
Chairman of Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy; Editor-in-Chief, Russia in Global Affairs, research professor at NRU Higher School of Economics. Moscow, Russia.

Vladimir Mau 
Dr. Sc. (Economics), Prof., Director, Russian Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation. Moscow, Russia.

Thierry de Montbrial
Director, French Institute of International Relations; Member, Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, Institut de France; Founder and Chairman of the World Policy Conference (WPC). France. 

Vyacheslav Nikonov (Deputy Chairman)
Dr. Sc. (History), Prof., Chairman, Polity Foundation; Chairman, Russky Mir Foundation; Chairman, State Duma Committee on Education; dean, School of Public Administration at Moscow State University. Moscow, Russia. 

Sergei Prikhodko (in a personal capacity) 
The Vice-Prime Minister of Russian Federation. Moscow, Russia.

Gideon Rose 
Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Affairs; member of the Council on Foreign Relations. U.S.A.

Vladimir Ryzhkov 
Dr. Sc. (History), prof., NRU Higher School of Economics. Moscow, Russia.

Horst Teltschik 
Head, Foreign Policy Office of the Chancellor of Germany (1982–1998); headed the Munich Security Conference (1999–2008). Rottach-Egern, Germany.

Anatoly Torkunov 
Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Prof., Director, Moscow State Institute of International Relations; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Moscow, Russia.

Yuri Ushakov (in a personal capacity) 
Aide to the Russian President. Moscow, Russia.

Lord William Wallace 
Prof., London School of Economics; in the past Council Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. London, U.K.

Xiong Guangkai 
General (ret.), Adjunct Professor at Qinghua University and Beijing University. China.

Igor Yurgens 
Dr. Sc. (Economics), Chairman of the Board, Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR). Moscow, Russia. 

Sergei Zverev
President, KROS Public Relations Company; member of the NRU Higher School of Economics's Academic Council. Moscow, Russia.

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