Russia and Iran: Fostering Youth Cooperation in a New Era

17 Jun , 14:00–15:15
International Youth Economic Forum
Congress Centre, zone B, 2nd floor, conference hall B2

The current state of Russian-Iranian relations can be described as "A friend in need." In the present-day circumstances, it is crucial for both nations to establish and reinforce connections not only at the diplomatic and governmental levels but also within public institutions and organizations. The significance of youth policy and the potential for fostering effective dialogue among young representatives from both countries cannot be overstated. Without such cooperation, sustainable long-term development of our nations would be difficult to envision. Consequently, leading experts and representatives from Russia and Iran will delve into various topics during their discussions, including the following. What areas of collaboration can be explored for youth engagement between Russia and Iran? What are the main objectives and priorities of both countries in addressing youth policy issues? What challenges might arise in facilitating dialogue between Russian and Iranian youth, and what strategies can be employed to overcome them? How developed are the exchange programs and academic mobility initiatives between universities in Russia and Iran at present?

Stanislav Surovtsev, Vice-Rector for Youth Policy, Social Work and International Relations, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Denis Ashirov, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Professor of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tehran State University (online)
Alexey Maslov, Director, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Maria Matveeva, Advisor to the Head of the Talent and Success Foundation for International Activities
Hamid Nassaj, Vice-Dean for Education, Faculty of political science and international relations, University of Isfahan (online)
Lana Ravandi-Fadai, Candidate of Historical Sciences; Head, Eastern Cultural Center; Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Associate Professor, Department of Contemporary East and Africa, Russian State University for the Humanities