Sergey Lagodinsky was born in 1975 in Astrakhan, Soviet Union. He holds a degree in law from the University of Göttingen, in public administration from Harvard and a PhD in law from Berlin’s Humboldt University. He worked as a program director and political advisor to the American Jewish Committee, was a Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute and Stiftung Neue Verantwortung and a 2010 World Yale Fellow at the Yale University. He has been publishing on variety of topics related to German-Jewish relations, law and politics of diversity as well as international, especially transatlantic relations and politics towards Russia. He is currently Head of Department EU/North America of the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation.