Primakov Readings 2019

«Confrontation Revisited: Any Alternatives?»

June 10

09:0009:30

09:0009:30

Registration of participants

09:3010:30

09:3010:30

Opening Remarks by the Head of Organizing Committee, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, Yuri Ushakov
Opening Remarks by the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Sergey Katyrin
Opening Remarks by the President of Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Alexander Dynkin

10:3012:00

10:3012:00

Retreat of Western Liberalism and New Competition of Great Powers

Moderator
Alexander Dynkin

President of IMEMO, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc. (Economics), Professor

Speakers
Thomas Graham

Managing Director at Kissinger Associates, Inc. and Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University

Aleksander Kwaśniewski

Polish statesman and politician

Mikulas Dzurinda

President of  Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies (WMCES)

Carl Bildt

Co-Chair European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Fyodor Lukyanov

Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs journal

12:0012:30

12:0012:30

Coffee break

12:3014:00

12:3014:00

Special panel in cooperation with the Munich Security Conference chaired by Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the MSC

EU as Emerging Global Strategic Actor

Moderator
Wolfgang Ischinger

Chairman of the Munich Security Conference

Speakers
Nathalie Tocci

Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome

Pierre Lellouche

Associate Partner of the Agora Strategy Group, President of the NGO ”Les Chantiers de la Liberté”

Reinhard Krumm

Head of the Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe

Mathew J. Burrows

Director of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative

René Nyberg

Finnish diplomat

Andrey Zagorsky

Head of the Department of disarmament and conflict resolution of the international security Center of IMEMO, Cand. Sc. 

14:0015:00

14:0015:00

Lunch

15:0016:30

15:0016:30

Special panel dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Middle East Paths to Stability: Risks and Opportunities

Moderator
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc.  (History), Professor

Speakers
Joost R. Hiltermann

Program Director, Middle East & North Africa, at the International Crisis Group (ICG)

Romain Grandjean

Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Hassine Abbassi

Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) (2012–2017)

Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour

President of the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), Iran

Samuel Charap

Senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation

Irina Zvyagelskaya

Head of the Center for the Middle East Studies of IMEMO, D.Sc. (History) , Professor

16:3017:00

16:3017:00

Coffee break

17:0018:30

17:0018:30

Asia Pacific: Prospects for Growth and Rise of Contradictions

Moderator
Anatoly Torkunov

Rector of MGIMO University, Full Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc. (Politics), Professor

Speakers
Yang Cheng

Professor in the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Shanghai International Studies University  (SISU)

Robert Daly

Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Vasily Mikheev

Deputy Director for Scientific Work of IMEMO, Head of the Center for Asia Pacific Studies, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc. (Economics)

Nobuo Shimotomai

Professor at Faculty of Law and Politics Hosei University, Tokyo

Hwang Jaeho

Director of Global Security Cooperation Center at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul

Alexander Panov

Head of the Department of diplomacy of MGIMO University

18:30

18:30

Working dinner

Presentation by Liana Fix, Programme Director for International Affairs at the Körber-Stiftung Foundation “German Public Opinion Between East and West – The Berlin Pulse 2018/19”

June 11

09:0009:30

09:0009:30

Welcome coffee

09:3010:00

09:3010:00

Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

10:0011:30

10:0011:30

New Cold War: How Long till a Thaw?

Moderator
Alexander Grushko

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Speakers
Angela Stent

Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University

C. Raja Mohan

Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore

Guan Guihai

Associate Professor and an Executive Vice President of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies at Peking University (PKU)

Matthew Rojansky

Director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

Feodor Voitolovsky

Director of IMEMO, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc. (Politics)

11:3012:00

11:3012:00

Coffee break

12:0013:30

12:0013:30

World Without Rules – the End of Arms Control System?

Moderator
Sergey Ryabkov

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Speakers
Sergey Rogov

Academic Director of the Institute for the U.S. and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (ISCRAN), Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc. (History), Professor 

William Potter

Founding Director of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Professor

Rakesh Sood

Distinguished Fellow at Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi

Michael Kofman

Leading researcher at the Center for Naval Analysis in Arlington, Virginia

Alexey Arbatov

Head of the Center for International Security of IMEMO, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc. (History)

13:3014:30

13:3014:30

Lunch

14:3016:00

14:3016:00

Special panel in cooperation with the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)

Divided Societies in a Divided World: Values, Identities and Ideals

Moderator
Irina Semenenko

Deputy Director for Scientific Work of IMEMO, Head of the Centre for Comparative Socio-Economic and Political Studies, Member of Russian Academy of Science , D.Sc. (Politics)

Speakers
Oksana Gaman-Golutvina

Head of the Department of Comparative Politics of MGIMO University, D.Sc. (Politics), Professor

Zhang Shuhua

Director of the Institute of Political Science, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Alexander Lomanov

Chief Research Fellow of the Center for Asia Pacific Studies, D.Sc. (History), Professor

Hubert Seipel

German journalist, documentary filmmaker, writer

Alexey Gromyko

Director of the Institute of Europe, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc. (Politics)

Sunjoy Joshi

Chairman, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi

16:0016:10

16:0016:10

Break

16:1017:30

16:1017:30

Special Panel on the Russian Economy

Moderator
Alexander Dynkin

President of IMEMO, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc. (Economics), Professor

Speaker
Anton Siluanov

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation