Dr. Victoria V. Panova is the Vice-President for International Relations of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). She also held the post of the Scientific Supervisor of the BRICS Expert Council for the year of Russia’s BRICS Chairmanship and Managing Director of the National Committee of BRICS Research. For the period of March 2016 to March 2017 she held the post of the Dean of the Oriental Studies Institute of the FEFU. Prior to that she was an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University MFA Russia). She holds a PhD in the History of IR from MGIMO-University. Her research focuses on club governance (G8/G7, G20, BRICS), gender issues, new technologies and internet governance, sustainable development as well as global governance.
For her community activities she acts as Women 20 (W20) sherpa for Russia (since 2015) and head of the Primorsky Region Women Union of Russia (since 2018). She is member of the governing board of the Russian International Studies Association, expert of the Russian International Affairs Council and member of the CyberBRICS Advisory Board.
For the period of 2003 – 2014 she served as Regional Director for Russia of the G8 Research Group based at the University of Toronto (Canada). She was member of the National Working Group of the Advisory Council of the Civil G8 project, led by Ella A. Pamfilova in 2005-2007; part of the Common European Security project initiated by High Commissioner J. Solana in 2009. Since the Russian BRICS Presidency in 2015 she is also co-chair for the Civil BRICS process initiated by the Russian civil society; permanent member of the Jury for the Youth 8, 20, BRICS.
Dr. Panova publishes in a variety of national and international journals. She was visiting fellow (and now life member) at University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, BRICS Policy Center, PUC-Rio. Dr. Panova is also an alumna of the Asian Forum on Global Governance organized by ORF (India) and Bucerius School/Zeit Stiftung (Germany).