The Human Dimension
Panel Session
Courtyard No. 3, PEPSICO CAFÉ

With governments unable to effectively respond to every change taking place in modern societies, charities and philanthropists are pioneering new initiatives in education and preservation of cultural heritage. However, large-scale charitable objectives cannot be met without government support. How can charities, philanthropists, and the government better work together in education and cultural heritage preservation? What are some of the examples where joint coordination has resulted in successful projects? What economic and legal instruments might be introduced to encourage charity and philanthropy in Russia?

Oleg Kharkhordin , Rector, European University in St. Petersburg

Joe Avison , Managing Director, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and The Chronicle of Higher Education
Bertrand Bonvin , President, Russia and Belarus, Philip Morris International (PMI)
Alexey Kudrin , Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
Polina Filippova , Director, PERI Charity Foundation
Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis , Chief Executive Officer of an Internationally Operating Private Historical Fortune
Yulia Chechet , Executive Director, "Contribution to the Future" Charity Fund
Mikhail Shamolin , President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Board Director, Chairman of the Management Board, Sistema