INSOR Russia: Institute of Contemporary Development
Updated April 18, 2019

Events

Pskov Region Administration and Institute of Contemporary Development Sign Cooperation Agreement

September 9, 2009

The administration of the Pskov region and the Institute of Contemporary Development signed a cooperation agreement on September 9.

The agreement was signed by Pskov Governor Andrei Turchak and Institute of Contemporary Development Management Board Chairman Igor Yurgens.

Institute of Contemporary Development Board Meets to Discuss Results and Agenda

September 8, 2009

The Management Board held a meeting on September 9 to discuss the Institute's project “Russia in the 21st Century: The Image of the Desired Tomorrow”, INSOR’s work in 2009 and the main trajectory of its work in 2010, and the endowment fund INSOR-Capital, which facilitates the work of INSOR.

INSOR board member E. Gontmakher presented INSOR’s new large-scale project.

INSOR Chairman Igor Yurgens Meets with Kwak Seung-Jun, Chairman of the Presidential Council for Future and Vision of the Republic of Korea

September 8, 2009

Institute of Contemporary Development Chairman Igor Yurgens met with Kwak Seung-Jun, Chairman of the Presidential Council for Future and Vision of the Republic of Korea, at the Institute of Contemporary Development on September 8. The Council’s function is to develop strategies for the country’s administration and give recommendations on a variety of topics to the Korean president. These topics include foreign policy and national security, new economic policies, education and cultural reforms, etc.

The Korean guests were briefed on INSOR’s functions and accomplishments, as well as on a number of Russia’s domestic and foreign policy priorities. Kwak Seung-Jun expressed interest in developing contacts between his Council and INSOR.

INSOR Examines Intergovernmental Cooperation and the Effectiveness of Global Institutes

September 8, 2009

RIA Novosti was the site of a press briefing dedicated to the presentation of the “Intergovernmental Cooperation and the Effectiveness of Global Institutes” section, organized in the framework of the international conference “The Modern State and Global Security,” which is to be held on September 14 in Yaroslavl.

The participants in the press briefing included Igor Yurgens, Chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Development; Boris Makarenko, Director for Social and Political Development at INSOR; and Sergey Kulik, Director for International Development at INSOR.

The problems and topics intended for discussion among the experts at the Yaroslavl international forum were announced during the third section.

Prospects for US-Russia Relations

June 25, 2009

A meeting organized by the Institute of Contemporary Development and the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations took place on June 18-19 in Washington. The participants discussed the pattern and prospects of US-Russia relations. The event was chaired by Igor Yurgens, Chairman of the Institute's Board and by President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass.

Trends in the World Economy and Emerging Markets

June 1, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted a roundtable discussion “On the Condition and Development Trends in the World Economy and Emerging Markets”.

The participants included Chairman of the Institute's Board Igor Yurgens, Academic Director of the Higher School of Economics Evgeny Yasin, President of the Institute of Energy and Finance Leonid Grigoriev, President of the Center of Strategic Research Mikhail Dmitriev, Executive Vice President of the Association of Russian Banks Anatoly Milukov and other officials and representatives of banks and business communities.

Application of International Ratings: Issues and Opportunities

May 14, 2009

On May 14 the Institute of Contemporary Development held an expert discussion entitled “Application of International Ratings: Issues and Opportunities”.

The event was attended by leading experts representing the Institute of Contemporary Development, the Higher School of Economics, Faculty of Economics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Center of Analytical Programs “Expertise”, ECORYS-NEI.

The issues discussed included:

- How great is the information deficit in international ratings and indices? What are the consequences of the lack of attention to international ratings and indices? How important is their application for troubleshooting and selection of the optimal legislative measures?

IT Directors Discuss Possibilities of Free Software in Russia

April 29, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development held a seminar entitled: “Freeware in Russia: Reality and Future. Development of a Standpoint for the IT Directors’ Community”.

The seminar was a joint initiative of the Union of IT Directors of Russia and the Institute of Contemporary Development. The seminar participants included deputies of the State Duma and IT directors of Apkit, Russoft, Microsoft, Alfa Group and Aeroflot, among others.

Roundtable on New Social Information Technologies and the Crisis

April 28, 2009

Social networks in Russia could become an effective tool for carrying the voice of the people to the government, participants to a round table organized by the Institute of Contemporary Development said.

Politicians, political scientists and businessmen brought together by the Moscow-based think-tank emphasized the importance of the Internet as a tool for both economic and political change.

“Social networks are becoming an important instrument for shaping public opinion and launching dialog between users and the government,” read the roundtables summary declaration approved at the meeting.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Meets with INSOR Experts

April 14, 2009

Experts of the Institute of Contemporary Development met with the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to discuss the situation on the labor market and measures to deal with unemployment. The discussion touched upon both short-term and long-term perspectives for the labor market.

The participants included Minister of Health and Social Development Tatyana Golikova, Minister of Economic Development Elvira Nabiullina, Adviser to the RF President Leonid Reiman and the leading Russia’s experts: Igor Yurgens, Andrei Blokhin, Aexander Budberg, Vladimir Gimpelson, Evgeny Gontmakher, Alexander Dynkin, Tatiana Maleva, Natalia Zubarevich and Alexander Oslon.