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“Global Security on the BRICS Agenda for 2015: from Fortaleza to Ufa” 12.12.2014

On December 12, 2014 the Center for Global Issues and International Organizations of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Head of the Center – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov) in partnership with the National Committee on BRICS Research organized a conference “Global Security on the BRICS Agenda for 2015: from Fortaleza to Ufa”.

Agenda of the meeting 

14.00 – 14.20

Opening remarks

  • Ivanov Oleg, Vice-Rector for Research, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (text in Russian);
  • Orlov Vladimir, Head, Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Member, Expert Council on the Corruption Prevention under the Presidential Anti-Corruption Directorate (text in Russian);
  • Toloraya Georgy, Executive Director, National Committee on BRICS Research (text of the speech in Russian


14.20 – 15.40

Session 1 – BRICS potential for addressing the global security issues – priorities for 2015  

Moderator: Orlov Vladimir, Head, Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Member, Expert Council on the Corruption Prevention under the Presidential Anti-Corruption Directorate

Presentations:

  • Lukov Vadim, Ambassador-at-Large, coordinator of G20 and BRICS affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Russia’s sous-sherpa in BRICS(text of the speech in Russian);
  • Mpahlwa Mandisi Bongani Mabuto, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Africa to the Russian Federation (text of the speech);
  • Xie Xiaoyong, Minister of the Chinese Embassy in Russia (text of the speech);
  • Prasad Biraja, Political Counsellor, Embassy to India in the Russian Federation (text of the speech);
  • Panova Victoria, Chief Advisor, National Committee on BRICS Research (text of the speech in Russian) 


15.40 – 16.00

Coffee Break

 

16.00 – 17.15

Session 2 – Regional Challenges and New Threats on the BRICS Agenda 

 

Moderator: Toloraya Georgy, Executive Director, National Committee on BRICS Research

Presentations:

  • Shagov Andrey, Head of Division, Military History Institute, Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces(text of the speech in Russian);
  • Orlov Vladimir, Head, Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Member, Expert Council on the Corruption Prevention under the Presidential Anti-Corruption Directorate (pdf presentation);
  • Ovchinnikov Vladimir, Vice-Rector, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI; Advisor to the Director, Russian Federal Financial Monitoring Service;
  • Godin Vladimir, Acting Rector, State University of Management,  President of Association of BRICS B-Schools (ABBS) (pdf presentation in Russian)


17.15-18.30

Session 3 – Cooperation in High Technology to Solve Global Issues 

Moderator: Panova Victoria, Chief Advisor, National Committee on BRICS Research

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