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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.
- November 20, 2013
INSOR presents the abridged English version of the book “Russia in the Baltic Labyrinth” (in Russian), published in October 2013. The author, Dr. Sergey А. Kulik is a director for international development at the Institute of Contemporary Development.
- October 31, 2013
INSOR Chairman Igor Yurgens took part in the European Conference of the Trilateral Commission in Krakow October 25-27. The Trilateral Commission is an international organization comprised of politicians, bankers, entrepreneurs and former statesmen of the ‘Greater West’ which has provided consultations to participating countries for over 40 years now.
- October 31, 2013
The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its monthly analytical bulletin for October. The main topics of this issue are: the visit of Prince of Monaco Albert II to Russia; Ukraine’s foreign policy; US policy in the Asia Pacific; progress on negotiations over the transpacific and transatlantic partnerships; and, the IMF’s thoughts on transition processes in the global economy.
- September 30, 2013
The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its monthly analytical bulletin for September. The main topics of this issue are: Vladimir Putin at the Valdai Forum; new information about public perceptions of Russia in the West; the European Union and human rights; issues concerning monetary and fiscal policy in Russia, Western countries and China.