Forum program

11:30 – 15:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
DIALOGUE OF CIVIL DIALOGUES
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.

Part 1. ROLE AND PERSPECTIVES OF CIVIL SOCIETIES FORUMS IN RUSSIA AND EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Part 2. CIVIL SOCIETY FORUMS FOR UNIVERSITY COLLABORATION

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. 

Moderator:

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

Participants:

  • 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
ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE FUTURE: EVOLUTIONARY CHALLENGES
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.

Participants:

17:00 – 19:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 138
PROSPECTS OF SDSN DEVELOPMENT IN RUSSIA
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.

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • 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
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 214
A BOOK PRESENTATION OF THE “RUSSIAN MINISTERS OF FINANCE” SERIES
Special Events
Presentation of the Books

“GLOBAL WEALTH AND NATIONAL ECONOMY”

Moscow, Delo Publishing House, 2018.

The author of the book, Georg Frantsevich Cancrin, was the Minister of Finance of Russia from 1823 to 1844. He carried out a reformation of the financial system of Russia, established a system of silver monometallism, and introduced state credit notes. Encouraging the development of domestic industry, he combined protectionist measures and competition stimulation, streamlined the activities of the customs service.

The published works present his views on key issues in the field of money circulation, trade, taxes, as well as a detailed analysis of the finances of the Russian Empire. Cancrin's work, World Wealth, National Wealth, and State Economy, included in the book, is first published in Russian.

“ON IMPROVEMENT OF THE FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC SITUATION IN RUSSIA”

Moscow, Delo Publishing House, 2020.

The author of the works included in the book, Michael von Reutern, was Minister of Finance of Russia from 1862 to 1878, and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers from 1881 to 1886. His role in implementation of the “great reforms” of Alexander II, in strengthening the financial system, creating private banks, developing the railway network, supporting industry, curbing corruption, is undeniable. All this made Reutern one of the most outstanding finance ministers in the history of Russia.

The book includes the main works of Reutern, previously unpublished articles written during the period of his views formation. A number of archival materials are published for the first time. In these works, the economic and financial policies introduced by Reutern are formulated: ensuring a balanced budget, while reducing costs (including military ones); strengthening the ruble exchange rate as the most important factor in stimulating the accumulation of capital and investment; improving the trade balance by reducing imports and increasing exports; construction of railways using foreign capital.

Moderator:

  • Andrey Belykh, Head of the Laboratory of Actual History, RANEPA

Speakers:

11:30 – 13:00
Building 1, Floor 2, Conference Hall
“RUSSIA – AUSTRIA. COMMON HISTORY MILESTONES”
Special Events
Presentation of the book

Editor in chief S. Karner, A. Chubaryan. Moscow, Aspekt Press Publishing House, 2019.

The publication reflects the general view of scientists from Russia and Austria on the events of a common history from the end of the 15th century to the present day. The book discusses complex international problems: the European balance of power in the 18th century, the Napoleonic Wars, the collapse of empires and world wars of the 20th century, crises of the Cold War, and the challenges of our time. The book, conceived as a guide for history teachers and student historians, is intended for a wide range of readers.

The publication was financially supported by the Sochi Dialogue Russian-Austrian Civil Society Forum, the inaugural meeting of which took place on May 15, 2019 in Sochi in the presence of the presidents of both countries V.V. Putin and Alexander Van der Bellen.

Speakers:

  • Alexander Chubaryan, Academic Director of the Institute of General History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Co-Chair of the Russian-Austrian Commission of Historians
  • Stefan Carner, Professor, founder and the first director of Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on War’s Consequences; co-chairman of the Russian-Austrian Commission of Historians
13:00 – 14:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 213
“UNBALANCED: THE CODEPENDENCY OF AMERICA AND CHINA”
Special Events
Presentation of the Russian Edition of the book

Moscow: Gaidar Institute Publishing House, 2019

At the end of 1970s, the Chinese and US economy took each other in awkward arms constraining both parties. Initially, relations between the parties were of mutually beneficial nature, however, in recent years, they were caught in a trap of instable interdependency, where the both largest economies of the world have lost their sense of self. Therefore, the threat that relations of the two economies will grow into destruction substantially increases. Stephen Roach, the author of Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China, shall tell readers about a large number of pitfalls concealed in the depth of US-China economic relations, and also blunders and delusions related thereto. The author focuses on the major conflicts that resulted in occurrence of centers of tension between the two countries, including disputes on trade policy and intellectual property rights, sharp differences in management styles at the top level, role of the Internet, recent disputes regarding the practice of cyber-hacks and many other things.

  • Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Relations, Yale University
14:00 – 15:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
BRAIN VS. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Special Events
Open Dialogue

The modern world is an environment that did not exist before. We ended up in a different world. It is fluid, transparent, unstable, ultrafast, hybrid. Everything collapsed in it at once. The independent life of the digital world is in full swing: the Internet of Things, self-organization of networks. In this situation, are you sure that we all see the world the same way? Moreover, are you sure that there is an objective world? After all, the world is in the eyes of the beholder... More precisely, in their brain.

We are all different: people, cultures, students and their teachers. This means that one must teach different students differently: capable and ordinary, quiet and vibrant. Everyone has their own peculiarities but they must be found and reflected. What is needed is not a teacher, but a personality shaper. People should be taught how to learn learning. It is necessary to explain that the learning process gives every right to make a mistake, allows for inaccuracies. There are no perfect people; people should have the right to make mistakes.

Moderator:

  • Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector, Dean of the Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Tatyana Chernigovskaya, Head of the Department of the Problems of Convergence in Natural Sciences and Humanities, Head of the Laboratory for Cognitive Studies, the Saint Petersburg State University
  • Timothy Mescon, Executive Vice President, Chief Officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, AACSB International
14:00 – 15:30
Building 1, Floor 2, Conference Hall
MEETING OF THE PUBLIC COUNCIL OF THE BASIC ORGANIZATION OF THE CIS COUNTRIES FOR TRAINING IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Special Events
Open Meeting

Moderator:

  • Andrey Margolin, Vice Rector, Director of the Institute of Finance and Sustainable Development, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Lutfiya Abdulkholiqzoda, Head of Department of Science and Education of the Executive Apparatus of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Erlan Abil, Rector, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Almazbek Akmataliev, Rector, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Gor Chatinyan, Vice-Rector, the Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia
  • Abdukhalil Gafurzoda, Rector, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Andrey Margolin, Vice Rector, Director of the Institute of Finance and Sustainable Development, RANEPA
  • Gennady Palchik, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Belarus
  • Alexey Sazonov, Director, Department of Humanitarian Cooperation, General Political and Social Problems, CIS Executive Committee
  • Vladimir Shamakhov, Director, North-West Institute of Management, RANEPA
16:00 – 17:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
THE LEADER SPEAKING
Special Events

Speeches about leadership, personal advancement and effective management rules by winners of the Russian Leaders contest.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is the difference between the leader and manager?
  • How not just to survive, but also to be successful in the world full of stress?
  • Why did physical culture and sports become the mandatory part of life of top manager?
  • To which extent is experience in business applicable in public administration?

Moderator:

  • Larisa Katysheva, Director, the Modern Communication Center, the Higher School of Public Administration, RANEPA

Participants:

17:00 – 19:00
Building 1, Floor 2, Conference Hall
RESULTS OF 2019 AND NEW HORIZONS FOR PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
Special Events
Open meeting of the Presidium of the National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR)

Moderator:

  • Natalya Evtikhieva, Director General, National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR)

Keynote report:

  • Alexander Zhukov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation; Chairman of the Presidium, National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR)

Speakers:

  • Lyubov Dukhanina, Deputy Chairperson of the Committee for Education and Culture at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
  • Lemka Izmailova, Director of the National Accreditation Agency in the Field of Education
  • Sergey Kravtsov, Head of the Federal Service for the Supervision of Education and Science

Participants:

  • Maxim Fateev, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
  • Nonna Kagramanyan, Vice President, Head of Executive Committee of “Business Russia”
  • Vadim Kovalyov, First Deputy Executive Director, the Association of Managers of Russia
  • Alexander Murychev, Executive Vice President, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector, Dean of the Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA
  • Dmitry Nesvetov, Member of the Council of the Moscow City Branch of the All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business OPORA RUSSIA
  • Garegin Tosunyan, President of the Association of Russian Banks