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Eastern Collegium

14 Jun , 14:30–16:00
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Pavilion F, conference hall F21 (2nd floor)

There probably is not another country in the world where Eastern studies are as important as they are in Russia. This has traditionally always entailed both the need to study and understand the cultures of the peoples living in Russia, and interaction with countries bordering Russia. Today, the third most important component is close cooperation with Asian countries in the new political and economic environment. This all makes the role of Eastern sciences particularly important and uncontested. What tools should be used to analyse all three components? How can we improve the level of awareness of the cultural and business communities and local leaders on issues concerning Oriental education? What is the best way to develop a basic strategy to take cooperation in this area to a new level?

Alexander Storozhuk, Associate Professor, Professor, Head of the Department of Chinese Philology, St. Petersburg State University

Dmitry Birichevsky, Director of the Department of Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (online)
Vladimir Kolotov, Professor, Head of the Department of History of the Far East, St. Petersburg State University
Alexey Maslov, Director, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director, The State Hermitage Museum
Evgeny Tomikhin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Thailand; Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok (online)
Nikolay Tsiskaridze, Acting Rector, Vaganova Ballet Academy