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Max Vani - GSAS

Max is an A.M. Candidate in Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies. Prior to coming to Harvard, he spent a number of years working for the U.S. federal government, primarily in the defense and national security sectors. He received his undergraduate education at the School of Foreign Service (SFS) of Georgetown University, from where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in International Relations. He speaks Russian, Georgian, and French.

As President of the Harvard Graduate Council (HGC), Max is responsible for the overall management, direction, and oversight of HGC’s activities and officers. He serves as the Council’s primary liaison to the offices of the Harvard University President and Provost. As an ex-officio member, he also advises the Board of Directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA).