Forum program

11:30 – 15:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
Special Events
Open Dialogue

In the conditions of international instability, political and economic constraints, dialogue formats enabling to improve mutual understanding and build confidence come to the fore. This is confirmed by work in such formats as “Trianon Dialogue”, “St. Petersburg Dialogue”, Russian-Italian “Forum-Dialogue”, Russian-Austrian Forum “Sochi Dialogue”. Together they form a large discussion platform and create the basis for development of bilateral and multilateral relations by expanding cooperation between state institutions, business and civil societies. Joining of efforts will enable to create a global fiscal platform - “Dialogue of Dialogues”.

The discussion will be devoted to an academic dialogue, international cooperation in science and education, as well as the analysis of business dialogue and the role of business in strengthening of international cooperation.



Issues for Discussion:

  • Inter-university cooperation models: how to combine interests in the international educational system under competition between countries?
  • Joint educational programs: are efforts justified and what are the effectiveness criteria? 
  • Dialogue of business and universities: best practices for collaboration.
  • Business solutions to international cooperation problems in national economy sectors. 


  • Igor Bartsits, Director, the Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA


  • Vladimir Dmitriev, Co-Chairman of the Russian-Italian Forum-Dialogue, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia
  • Johannes Eigner, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Austria to the Russian Federation
  • Ernesto Ferlenghi, Co-Chairman of the Russian-Italian Forum-Dialogue, President of the Association of Italian Industrialists “Confindustria Russia”
  • Franz Fischler, President, European Forum Alpbach; European Commissioner for Agriculture and Fisheries (1995-2004)
  • Franco Frattini, President, Institute for Eurasian Studies; Justice and Chamber President to the Italian Supreme Administrative Court; Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Transdniestrian Settlement Process
  • Geza Andreas von Geyr, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Russia
  • Atanas Krystin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria to the Russian Federation
  • Dominique Kuhling, Deputy Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Russia
  • Abdo Malak, Counsellor for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in the Russian Federation
  • Pavel Shevtsov, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo)
  • Pasquale Terracciano, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Italy to the Russian Federation
  • Fernando Valderrama, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Spain to the Russian Federation
  • Vincent Benet, Director, French-Russian Studies Center
  • Jean-Cassien Billier, Responsible for relations with Russia under the President of Paris-Sorbonne University
  • Giorgio Callegari, President of the GIM-Unimpresa Italian Association of Entrepreneurs, Deputy CEO for Strategy and Alliances, Aeroflot PJSC
  • Andrea Giannotti, Director, Institute for Eurasian Studies
  • Nur Kyrabayev, Vice-Rector, RUDN
  • Valentina Komleva, Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Regional Studies and Regional Administration, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA
  • Raffaele Marchetti, Rector, Guido Carli Free International University of Social Studies (LUISS), Italy
  • Olga Pirozhenko, Executive Director of the Alliance of Russian and Spanish Universities, Director of the Center for Russian-Spanish Cooperation, IPACS RANEPA
  • Giuseppe Lo Porto, Head of the Italian Education Office in Russia at the Embassy and Consulate General of Italy in Russia
  • Fabrice Russo, Counsellor for Cooperation and Culture, Embassy of France in the Russian Federation
  • Karen Lawrence Terracciano, Director of Italo Calvino School
  • Nadine Tournois, Director, Sophia Antipolis Business School
  • Jerke Verschoor, Director of the Netherlands Education Support Office Nuffic Neso Russia in Moscow
  • José Aurelio Llaneza Villanueva, Education Attache of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Moscow
14:30 – 16:30
Building 1, Floor 2, Blue Hall
Special Events
Scientific Exhibition as an Open Dialogue

Ideas of the future transform our present and past: utopias and dystopias as the fruits of social imagination change the images of the world and patterns of behavior in everyday life. A request for predicting the future in a situation of evolutionary challenges of uncertainty, complexity, and diversity arises in the “network century” amid growing fears of losing the meaning of life: according to opinion polls, this fear has become a greater threat than the fear of death. The paradox of the 21st century is the paradox of a massive demand for uniqueness. All these and other facts are in the focus of anthropological tools, including such interdisciplinary projects, as the “New Anthropology of Culture” and “School of the Anthropology of the Future.”

Issues for Discussion:

  • Fears of the future, as a projection of the risks of the present.
  • Mechanisms of unpredictability in the development of science and culture.
  • Pre-adaptation of an individual as a price for the development of a species.
  • Cultural and historical memory as a foresight.
  • The phenomenon of self-fulfilling prophecies.
  • Going beyond rational models of human understanding and adaptive evolutionary models.
  • Mind as an unfinished project.


17:00 – 19:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 138
Special Events
Annual Meeting of SDSN Russia Members

SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) is a network of organizations to develop solutions to promote sustainable development. Areas of its operations cover issues of low-carbon energy and sustainable industry; sustainable agriculture and food system; forests, oceans, biodiversity and ecosystem formation and development services; sustainable smart cities, the new role of business in sustainable development.

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration supervises operations of SDSN in Russia. Members of the network and invited visiting experts shall get together at the Gaidar Forum within their fourth annual meeting to discuss results of the year 2019 in sustainable development, to share outcomes of implemented projects and projections for the next year, and to outline prospects for cooperation.



  • Natalia Ignatova, Deputy Director of the Department – Head of the Division for Information and Statistical Support of the SDGs Monitoring, ROSSTAT
  • Aleksey Kokorin, Director of the Climate and Energy Program, WWF Russia
  • Nelya Rakhimova, Founder and Head, Open School of Sustainable Development