Gaidar Forum experts to discuss the outcome of the BRICS decade at RANEPA

A discussion of the outcomes of the BRICS decade will take place at the 11th Gaidar Forum to be held at RANEPA from January 15-16, 2020. The speakers – Executive Director of the BRICS Research Group Madeline Koch, Co-Director of the BRICS Research Group John Kirton, and Director of the BRICS Institute in New Delhi Binod Singh Ajatshatru – will discuss the challenges, achievements and development prospects for the group.

Madeline Koch is Executive Director of the BRICS Research Group and Co-Director of the G20 Research Group at the University of Toronto. She is co-editor, with John Kirton, of the series of publications on the G20, the G8 and the BRICS and published by Newsdesk Media, including G20 Germay: The 2017 Hamburg Summit and G7 Italy: The 2017 Taormina Summit. She has participated in the field teams on site starting in 1989 and attended every G20 summit since 2008 and every G7/8 one since 1999.

John Kirton is Co-Director of the BRICS Research Group and of the G20 Research Group at the University of Toronto. He is also a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at China's Renmin University. He has advised the Canadian and Russian governments, the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization on G7/8 and G20 participation and summitry, international trade and sustainable development, and has written widely on G7/8 and G20 summitry. Kirton is the author of many chapters and articles on the G7, G8 and G20.

Binod Singh Ajatshatru is Director of The BRICS Institute in New Delhi and a well-known public intellectual. Before founding The BRICS Institute in New Delhi in 2015, Ajatsatru taught for several years at the various universities in China including the prestigious Peking University, where he lectured about Indian Cultural and civilization. Apart from directing research work at The BRICS Institute, he is also on the advisory board of GIIC-GMR Kakinada SEZ project.

11th Gaidar Forum Organizers:

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA); The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute); The Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR).

Forum partners:

General partners: Gazprom, Gazprombank. Strategic partners: Coca-Cola, Mastercard, Russian Railways, Pharmstandard group, Johnson & Johnson, ACIG Group, EF Education First. Partners: EY, Huawei, RVC, Russian Agricultural Bank.

General information partners: Rossiya 24 TV Chanel, TASS, RBC, Business FM; strategic information partners: Kommersant Publishing House, Interfax, RIA FederalPress; main information partners:,, Profile, Invest Foresight online business magazine; international partners: RT, Thomson Reuters, Sputnik, EFE, Cision; information partners:, Snob media project, PRIME economic news agency, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, RNS, Parlamentskaya Gazeta,, Radio Ekho Moskvy, PRO Business TV channel, Strategia magazine, ECONS.ONLINE website, FINAM.RU agency, Ekonomika i Zhizn newspaper, Gosudarstvennaya Sluzhba magazine.


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