Business programme

Multi-Track Diplomacy: The Role of New and Old Tools of Diplomacy in Promoting Russia’s National Interests

16 Jun , 17:00–18:15
The Russian Economy: New Objectives and Horizons
Congress Centre, conference hall B2

As the result of an attempt by a group of unfriendly countries led by the United States to inflict maximum damage on Russia, our country is being subjected to unprecedented pressure, which includes so-called “diplomatic” sanctions – the expulsion of diplomats, the closure of Russian diplomatic missions, and a squeezing of Russia out of multilateral diplomatic institutions among others – objectively reducing the potential and capabilities of classical diplomacy in today’s international political realities. Subsequently, in addition to preserving traditional forms of diplomatic interaction, the need to conceptualize and develop new tools for promoting Russia’s national interests, designed to ensure the geographic and functional diversification of the nation's foreign policy course for the foreseeable future takes on special importance.

Olga Lebedeva, Professor of the Department of Diplomacy, Institute for International Studies, MGIMO University
Vyacheslav Umanovsky, Rector, Media Industry Academy

Alexander Bobrov, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Diplomacy, Institute for International Studies, MGIMO University; Founder, Diplomatic Club named after A.G. Karpov
Grigoriy Gurov, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Konstantin Kolpakov, Chairman, Council of Young Diplomats Russian Foreign Ministry
Alexander Pankin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Anatoly Torkunov, Rector, MGIMO University

Front row participants
Vladimir Kuznetsov, Director of the United Nations Information Center in Moscow
Sergei Pospelov, Executive Secretary, Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization
Rishabh Sethi, President, Founder, Indian Center for Promotion of International Initiatives
Vladimir Chizhov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU