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International Conference on ‘Russia in Global Affairs: Indian and Russian Perspectives’

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  • November 04, 2016
    Conference
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Venue: Seminar Hall 1 (2nd Floor), IDSA

    The conference is being organized in the backdrop of the special edition of IDSA journal ‘Strategic Analysis’, entitled ‘Russia in Global Affairs’. Several leading Russian policy experts have contributed to the special edition, offering a comprehensive view on the structure of the new international order, major international tendencies and problems, and Russia’s place in this system.

    The articles discuss Russia’s approaches to international security, new factors of influence in the modern world, Russia and the system of global governance, Russia and the new economic order, Russia’s role in Eurasian integration and its policy of pivot to Asia within the context of similar policies by other major international players.

    It is in this context that the conference aims at ​ deliberating on above themes and exploring areas of future cooperation between India and Russia.

    Programme

    10-1030h: Registration & Tea

    1030-1100h: Inaugural Session

    Welcome Remarks by Shri Jayant Prasad, Director General, IDSA

    Inaugural address by Ambassador Alexander M. Kadakin [tbc]

    Address by Dr. Alexander Lukin, Director, Center for East Asian and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Foreign Ministry (MGIMO University)

    1100-1300h: Session I: International Situation: Emerging Global Order

    Chair: Professor MadhavanPalat
    Dmitry Suslov, Deputy Director, Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

    US–Russia Confrontation and a New Global Balance

    Andrei Skriba, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at National Research University Higher School of Economics.

    Russian Strategy towards the Post-Soviet Space in Europe: Searching for Balance between Economy, Security, and Great Power Attractiveness

    Maxim Bratersky, Professor, Department of International Relations, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

    The Evolution of National Security Thinking in Post-Soviet Russia

    Nandan Unnikrishnan, Vice President and Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.

    1300-1400h: Lunch

    1400-1545h: Session II: Regional Situation: Greater Eurasia

    Chair: Ambassador Ajai Malhotra

    Alexander Lukin, Director, Center for East Asian and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Foreign Ministry (MGIMO University)

    Russia’s Pivot to Asia: Myth or Reality?

    Mark Entin, Professor, Department of European Law at Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Foreign Ministry (MGIMO University), former Russian Ambassador to Luxemburg.

    The New Role of Russia in the Greater Eurasia

    Meena Singh Roy, Research Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.

    Analysing Connectivity Projects in Eurasia: “The New Integration Game”

    1545-1600h: Tea

    1600-1730h: Session III: India-Russia Relations: Strengthening the Economic Foundation

    Chair:Dr. Alexander Lukin

    Phunchok Stobdan, Senior Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.

    Changing Nature of Indo-Russian Relations

    Leonid Grigoryev, Head, Department of World Economy, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Former Deputy Minister of Economics and Finances.

    Russia in the System of Global Economic Relations

    Arun Mohanty, Professor, Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

    Reflections on Indo-Russian Trade and Investment

    Press Release [+]

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