Business programme

Social Cohesion and Societal Resilience

17 Jun , 10:00–11:15
International Youth Economic Forum
Pavilion G, conference hall G5

Today, the world is undergoing a complex structural geopolitical shift. Russia, a country with a large economy, is facing unprecedented sanctions and information pressure, which are adversely affecting its economy, technology and social sphere. These economic sanctions are driving significant changes in the Russian business environment, resulting in the reconfiguration of business models and the redistribution of capital within the country. The departure of global brands from the market is causing shifts in the population's consumption patterns, while simultaneously altering the landscape of information policy. The population's uncertainty about its future is increasing. In the current environment, the civic, political and institutional characteristics of society play a crucial role in developing a systemic approach to accomplishing the state's national and societal goals. How are business and society responding to the current global processes? Which dimensions of social capital are most pertinent for researching and validating possible scenarios for the development of social processes? To what extent does stimulating government policy contribute to mitigating social tension and enhancing social guarantees for the population?

Andrey Sushentsov, Dean of the Faculty of International Relations, MGIMO University

Andrey Bezrukov, President, Technological Sovereignty Exports Association; Professor, Department of Applied International Analysis, MGIMO University
Fedor Voytolovsky, Acting Director, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO)
Yuriy Zinchenko, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Andrey Fursenko, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation

Front row participants
Ekaterina Arapova, Director, Center for Expertise of Sanctions Policy, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MGIMO MFA of Russia)
Alexey Ilyin, Director, Research Center for Creative Industries
Anton Nizhnikov, Professor, Chairman of the Scientific Commission in the Field of Biological Sciences and Bioecology, St. Petersburg State University; Head of the Laboratory of Proteomics of Arrogant Systems, All-Russian Research Institute agricultural microbiology
Nikolay Silaev, Expert of the Valdai International Discussion Club; expert, Russian Council on International Affairs