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CGP welcomes five new Board Members

Distinguished experts on Foreign Policy will support the work of our institute.

News from Apr 25, 2014

Last week, the Center for Global Politics had held its annual Board Meeting where board members and CGP staff discussed recent achievements and the future development of the institute. Furthermore, the Board agreed to include five new board members:

- Dr. Andrea von Knoop, Honorary President of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Senior Counsel for Ernst & Young Moscow and Owner of the Medal of Friendship (the highest honor given by the Russian Federation to a foreigner). She is well known among the German business community in Russia, having been active in Russia for decades assisting German companies in their local endeavors.

- Dr. Thomas Graham, managing director at the Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm based in New York. Mr. Graham has a strong expertise on US-Russia relations, having served, amongst others, as Special Assistant to U.S. President George W. Bush and Senior Director for Russia on the National Security Council staff from 2004 to 2007 and Director for Russian Affairs on that staff from 2002 to 2004. 

- Prof. Dr. Yu Keping, Director of the Center for Chinese Government Innovations at Peking University, Director of the Institute of Political Development at Tsinghua University and Director of the China Center for Global Governance and Development (CCGGD). Mr. Yu is regarded to be a leading Chinese intellectual, ranked 19 in “2011 Global Top 100 Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine.

- Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Khudaikulova, Vice-Rector and Head of Academic Quality and Development at the Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO). She has taught, amongst others, at Science Po in Paris, where she has been the Coordinator of the Russian-French Dual Master's degree in the field of "International Affairs". Her research areas comprise security issues, peacekeeping, humanitarian intervention, and today's conflicts.

- Dr. Jochen Wermuth, Founding Partner of Wermuth Asset Management family office & Green Gateway Fund, Advisory Board member of the World Economic Forum’s GCC, Davos, and of the Liberal Mission Foundation, Moscow. He has overseen investments in Russia/CIS valued in excess of $1bn, participated in the set-up of Deutsche Bank Russia and worked in the Russian Ministry of Finance from 1993-97. He focuses on resource efficiency and the profitable move towards a sustainable, waste-free “circular economy”.


Prof. Dr. Alexei D. Bogaturov (Vice Rector, MGIMO Moscow State Institute of International Relations) and Michael Harms (Executive Director, AHK - German-Russian Chamber of Commerce) resigned from their positions as board members. The Center for Global Politics thanks them for their valuable work and input over the last years.