18 Jan 2021 09:16

IMEMO, Interfax to hold expert meeting titled 'Russia in the Global Agenda of 46th U.S. President'

The fourth expert meeting of the joint project of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) and Interfax titled 'Russia and the World: A Professional Conversation' will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20.

The meeting's topic is 'Russia in the Global Agenda of 46th U.S. President.'

This will be an online event.

The list of the meeting's participants includes: Kissinger Associates Managing Director, Yale University's Jackson Institute Senior Fellow Thomas Graham, Moscow Carnegie Center Director Dmitri Trenin, Russian International Affairs Council General Director Andrei Kortunov, and head of IMEMO Center for North American Studies Viktoriya Zhuravleva.

The meeting's moderator is IMEMO Director, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Feodor Voitolovsky.

The meeting's participants will discuss: What consequences will the polarization and division of American society have on U.S. foreign policy? Will the revision of Obama's policy that began under Trump continue? What will be the approaches of the Biden administration to strategic stability and arms control? Will a selective or integral approach to Russia and China dominate? What changes are expected to take place on the Trans-Atlantic, Middle East and South Asian tracks?

Journalists should get accreditation at interfax.ru/presscenter.

Questions for the speakers can be sent to presscenter@interfax.ru.

The deadline for accreditation and submitting questions is one hour before the meeting.

A link to the online broadcast will be available at interfax.ru/presscenter.

'Russia and the World: A Professional Conversation' is a new joint project of IMEMO and Interfax. A series of expert meetings dedicated to the most important events in global politics and economics take part within the project's framework. Discussions involving scientists, public figures, and officials take place monthly in an online format and broadcast on YouTube.

The previous expert meetings as part of this project addressed the following topics:

  1. The expectations governments around the world have for the U.S. presidential election (October 29)

  2. Turkey under Erdogan: Global Interests in a Polycentric World (November 26)

  3. Energy Transition and the Post-Covid World (December 21)