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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.
- 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.
- February 24, 2014
The prospects for the restructuring of the world economy and, correspondingly, the transition of the ‘thaw’ to a more assured warming of the economy, are largely dependent on international coordination in the management of global risks. Without any success in tackling this increasingly complex issue, the current "respite" could lead to results which are quite the opposite of what is expected.
- January 30, 2014
The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its monthly analytical bulletin for January. The main topics of this issue are: criteria for global governance, Russian in the plans of the European Union, the EU defense and security summit; and, risks facing the world economy in 2014.
- December 26, 2013
The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its monthly analytical bulletin for December. The main topics of this issue are: the agenda of the G20; the world economy in 2014, Russia’s image abroad; and, international cooperation in information security.