Position: Director of the Harvard Black Sea Security Programб US-Russia Security Program and US - S. Asia Security program

He served as Acting Director of the Eurasia Foundation or Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova in 1994-1996. A former officer of the Soviet Armed Forces, Sergei has served in several military missions in Africa, Latin America and Central Asia. A graduate of the Moscow Military Institute, he also holds a degree from Kyrgyz University in Journalism (Cum Laude) and a Master degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government. Since 1998 he has been a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (London). He was also a NATO Fellow in 2000 and received his Ph.D. at the Kiev Institute for International Relations. In 2000- 2012, Sergei has served as Assistant to the Head of the National Security Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament. Sergei Konoplyov has received awards from Ministers of Defense of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine.