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“Four years ago in this hall the Chairman of our Board of Trustees, Dmitry Medvedev, expressed his wish that this platform serve as a meeting place for leading economists, political scientists, lawyers and demographers – all of the specialists required to fully engage in our work. We have strived to do just that,” Igor Yurgens said.
On August 17, Igor Yurgens participated in the Trilogue Salzburg 2012. This forum brings together political and corporate decision-makers, social entrepreneurs and visionaries, and leading think tank representatives from around the world.
The European vector of Russia’s foreign policy has been one of the most intensive, most problematic and most promising. And it seems reasonable to assume that this will remain so for the foreseeable future.
At the request of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the Institute of Contemporary Development along with the Center for Legal and Economic Research brought together a group of leading legal experts, academics and economists to develop a Concept for Modernization of Criminal Law in the Economic Sphere.
Igor Yurgens delivered the keynote speech at a seminar organized by the Centre for European Reform in London on February 16. In line with the seminar’s broad theme – the future of Russia – Yurgens’ remarks covered a wide range of issues – from obstacles for Russia’s modernization to the country’s WTO prospects and cooperation plans with the EU.
The NATO summit in Chicago is expected to focus on the alliance's capacity to address twenty-first century threats. Four experts--two from NATO countries and one each from Israel and Russia, non-NATO countries--discuss how NATO can remain relevant as a force for international peace and security as it continues to evolve from its Cold War mission as a counter to Soviet threats.
- April 8, 2014
It remains early to project how the current Ukrainian plot will unfold in international relations. However, the consequences for Russia of the struggle in Ukraine already began to manifest themselves in March. It remains to be seen how profound these consequences will be and what effort will be needed to overcome them. On the nature of the conflict in Ukraine and exit strategies as well as on how the events in Crimea will affect the future of Russia in the system of global governance.
- March 5, 2014
A meeting of the working group tasked with preparing a report on relations between Russia and countries of the Trilateral Commission was held in Boston March 3-4. The main issue on the agenda was the finalization of the outline and substantive sections of the planned report.
- April 4, 2014
The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its monthly analytical bulletin for March. The main topics of this issue are: Ukrainian events and the future of Russia; the EU’s foreign policy; the expert communities on Russia in the US and EU; and, risks facing the Chinese economy.
- February 28, 2014
The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its monthly analytical bulletin for February. The main topics of this issue are: Eurasian integration and the Eastern Partnership of the European Union; Germany’s foreign policy; the formation of a global financial system for the 21st century.