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Self-Sufficiency and Cooperation: Features of Modern Political Economy

16 Jun , 15:00–16:15
The New Economic Order: Responding to the Challenges of the Time
Valdai Discussion Club Session
Congress Centre, conference hall D1

Economic globalization determined international development since the 1980s and shaped the world we lived in until recently. However, the contradictions that had accumulated in the economic sphere and, more importantly, in the geopolitical and military-strategic domains, led to a crisis of the global order. This forces states to search for new forms of development and, in some cases, mere survival. Interdependence, once a guarantee of peace and stability, has been weaponized. Meanwhile, resilience and the ability to survive under the most adverse circumstances are indispensable qualities for any state. But autarky is neither a desirable nor a possible form of state existence, because progress requires cooperation in so many ways. What does self-sufficiency mean in the modern world? How does it combine with interaction in different formats?

Fyodor Lukyanov, Academic Director, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club; Chief Editor, Russia in Global Affairs Journal

Andrei Bystritskiy, Сhairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
Wang Wen, Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY) (online)
Stanislav Georgievskiy, Vice President, Russian Export Center
Rasigan Maharajh, Chief Director, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of Technology
Jacques Sapir, Director of Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) (online)
Bijan Khajehpour, Managing Partner, Eurasian Nexus Partners (EUNEPA) (online)
Vladimir Chizhov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU