World Knowledge Forum Speakers

Alexander Panov

Moscow State Institute of International Relations
Head of the Department of Diplomacy

Alexander Nikolayevich Panov is a Russian diplomat. He was born in Moscow in 1944. Panov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR in 1968 and earned a doctorate degree in political science. He entered the diplomatic service immediately upon graduation. Panov served in a number of important diplomatic posts for the Soviet Union and continued to serve his country as the Russian Federation. He has been working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, the Russian Federation since 1968. He worked at the USSR Embassy in Japan, the USSR Permanent Mission to the UN, and held the position of a Directorate Chief of the MFA of the USSR. He speaks English and Japanese. 1992 – 1994 the Ambassador of Russia in the Republic of Korea 1994 – 1996 a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation 1996 – 2003 the Ambassador of Russia in Japan 2003 – 2006 the Ambassador of Russia in Norway 2006 – 2011 the Rector of the Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of Russia 2012 – 2015 Head of the Department of Diplomacy, Moscow State Institute of International Relations; Senior Research Fellow, Institute of the USA and Canada; Member of the Advisory Board of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Published works: More than 50 publications in the field of international relations, a number of monographs including ˇ°The Diplomatic Service of Japanˇ±, ˇ°Post-War Reforms in Japan. 1945-1952ˇ±, ˇ°From Mistrust to Trustˇ± (in Japanese), ˇ°It Is Clear After the Stormˇ± (in Japanese), ˇ°Russia and Japan: Formation and Development of Relations, ˇ°The Hatoyama Clan in Japanˇ±, ˇ°Revolution Syova in Japan After the Second World Warˇ±, ˇ°About Japanˇ±. The author of ˇ°The Book of Wineˇ±, ˇ°In the World of Politenessˇ±, a photographic album about Japan and personal photo-exhibitions in Japan.
Session
2016 Global Geopolitical Landscape