Andrei Popov is a diplomat, political analyst and journalist. He is the author of the weekly TV program “Popular Diplomacy” and co-host of the weekly political talk-show „Botan+Popov”. He is a former Member of Parliament (2009), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (2009-2013) and Ambassador of Moldova to Austria, Slovakia and the OSCE in Vienna (2013-2016). In 2004-2009, Mr. Popov was Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Association of Moldova and founder of the Transnistrian Dialogues program. From 1997-2004, he was in Moldovan diplomatic service: Embassy of Moldova in Washington (1997-2001) as Second/First Secretary, Foreign Ministry”s General International Security Department (2001-2004) as Deputy Director/Director. Mr. Popov studied at Geneva Centre for Security Policy (2002-2003), Faculty of International Relations of the Bucharest National School of Political and Administrative Studies (1994-1996) and Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies of the Bucharest University (1990-1994). He is a John Smith and Munich Security Conference Young Leaders Fellow.