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Name: Lukin Alexander
Affiliation: Head of the Center for East Asian and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies at the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Affairs (MGIMO)
Biography :

Served in the Soviet Foreign Ministry, Soviet Embassy in China, Oriental Studies Institute of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Elected member of the Moscow City Council in 1990, where he chaired the sub-commission for regional ties. Awarded a PhD in Politics by Oxford University in 1997, and a PhD in History by the Russian Foreign Ministry's Diplomatic Academy in 2007. Worked in Harvard University and the Brookings Institution (United States). Lecturer at the Comparative Political Science department of the MGIMO institute in 1999–2007. Associate researcher of the George Washington University's Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies in 2000–2006. Member of the Russian National Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP).