Primakov Readings Online 2020

«Russia and the post-COVID World»

July 10

11:0012:30

11:0012:30

Moderator
Alexander Dynkin

President of IMEMO, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Special guest
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

July 2

11:0013:00

11:0013:00

The Middle East in the modern world: "the prisoner of time"

  • The role of the Middle East in world politics: what may change?
  • The temptation of peace – opportunities and obstacles to conflict resolution. Prospects for the Russian presence;
  • Old problems in the light of new approaches.
Moderator
Mikhail Shvydkoy

Special Representative of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation

Speakers
Vitaly Naumkin

Academic Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Aleksandr Aksenenok

RIAC vice-president, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation

Irina Zvyagelskaya

Head of the Center for the Middle East Studies of IMEMO

June 25

12:0014:00

12:0014:00

The USA in the Crises Swirl: Strategic Consequences

  • Have the democrats managed to ride the wave of protests in the run-up to the elections?
  • Is a strategy for overcoming the domestic political crisis being envisaged?
  • A factor of force in US foreign and domestic policy: what are the prospects?
Moderator
Mikhail Shvydkoy

Special Representative of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation

Speakers
Feodor Voitolovsky

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

Valery Garbuzov

Director of the Institute for the US and Canadian Studies of Russian Academy of Sciences

Dmitri Trenin

Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

June 18

12:0014:00

12:0014:00

"New Generation EU", strategic autonomy: myths or reality?

  • "Green course", digital transformation - are there enough resources?
  • Is Maastricht alive?
  • Russia-EU: is it possible to develop over sanctions?
  • The Donbass: a frozen conflict?  Is the autonomy of Berlin and Paris from the USA possible in the settlement?
Moderator
Mikhail Shvydkoy

Special Representative of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation

Speakers
Nadezhda Arbatova

Head of Department for European Political Studies, IMEMO

Andrey Spartak

Director of All-Russian Market Research Institute

Yury Kvashnin

Head of Centre for European Studies, IMEMO

Nikolay Kobrinets

Director of the Department of European Cooperation of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

June 11

11:0013:00

11:0013:00

Focus on India: Russia, USA, China

  • How can Russia's economic ties with India be upgraded to the level of political relations?
  • India in the quadrangle: overlying and diverging interests
  • 2030: could there be changes in relations with China and Pakistan?
Moderator
Mikhail Shvydkoy

Special Representative of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation

Speakers
Vyacheslav Trubnikov

Member of Board of Directors at IMEMO, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, Army General

Nandan Unnikrishnan

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

Alexey Kupriyanov

Senior Researcher, Department of International Political Problems, IMEMO

June 4

14:0016:00

14:0016:00

China-US: is there a danger of emerging bipolarity transforming into cold war 2.0?

  • can economic links prevent further aggravation of US-China relations?
  • is there a potential synergy of the positions of the Russian Federation and the EU in this confrontation?
  • how are these trends viewed from Delhi and Tokyo?
Moderator
Mikhail Shvydkoy

Special Representative of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation

Speakers
Anatoly Torkunov

Rector of MGIMO University, Full Member of Russian Academy of Sciences

Alexander Lomanov

Deputy Director for Scientific Work of IMEMO, Head of the Center for Asia Pacific Studies, D.Sc. (History), Professor

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

May 29

12:0014:00

12:0014:00

World order: the structural transformation

Moderator
Mikhail Shvydkoy

Special Representative of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation

Speakers
Alexander Dynkin

President of IMEMO, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Alexey Arbatov

Head of the Center for International Security of IMEMO, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Fyodor Lukyanov

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