Dr. Serhiy Konoplyov is a Senior Black Trident Advisory Counselor.
From 1997 to 2017 he was Director of the Harvard Eurasia Security Program.
He served as Director of the Eurasia Foundation for 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 Kyiv Institute for International Relations.
From 2000-2008 Sergei has served as Assistant to the Head of the National Security Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament. He has received awards from Ministers of Defense of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine. Currently he is a pro bono advisor to the Mayor of Kyiv and the Minister of Finance of Ukraine.