International Conference Rethinking Russia

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On March 14, 2016, the International Analytical Center Rethinking Russia will hold the Rethinking Russia international conference at the Kempinski Baltschug hotel in Moscow.

The conference participants will discuss the following topics:

  • The development of the Russian political system in comparison with those of other countries.
  • The refugee crisis and the crisis of values in the Western countries. How may Russia contribute to its resolution?
  • The anniversary of Crimea’s reintegration into Russia. The referendum in Crimea, the poll of Crimea’s residents on electricity cuts: the phenomenon of true direct democracy.

The conference also includes a number of activities and events:

  • The presentation of the Russian edition of “Putin’s Russia”, a book by Ivan Blot, a French public person and statesman;
  • The presentation of the report “Institutional Development and Capacity Enhancement: Russia’s Political System Between Duma Elections of 2011 and 2016”;
  • The presentation of the report “Ideological Foundations and Practice of Positive Discrimination Policies in the Western World”, prepared by the Foundation for National Energy Security and ISEPR Foundation;
  • The presentation of “Surprising Russia”, a joint project of VCIOM, ISEPR, Rethinking Russia and the Platform Center for Social Project Management.

Following experts will take part in the conference:

  • Badovskiy, Dmitry (Russia) – ISEPR Fund Chairman of the board;
  • Blot, Ivan (France) – French public person and statesman; expert of the International Analytical Center «Rethinking Russia»;
  • Fedorov, Valery (Russia) – Director General of VCIOM (Russian Public Opinion Research Center);
  • Primakov, Evgeny (Russia) – International Journalist, Host at «International Review» on «Russia-24» TV channel;
  • Sakwa, Richard (UK) – Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent;
  • Schulze, Peter (Germany) – Professor h.c. of Political Sciences, International Relations and Russian Studies at Georg August University of Goettingen;
  • Simonov, Konstantin (Russia) – First vice-rector of the Financial University Under the Government of the Russian Federation;
  • Vanneste, Christian (France) – Ex-French Parliament member, the author of a bill on the development of the direct democracy, the leader of the political party «Independent Right»;
  • Vaslavskiy, Yan (Russia) – Director of the International Analytical Center «Rethinking Russia»;
  • Weitz, Richard (USA) – Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute (US-Russia relations);
  • Other experts.

 

The Program of the Rethinking Russia Conference

Date and time: March 14, 2016, 11AM – 5PM

Location: «Baltschug Kempinski» hotel, Moscow

11AM – 1PM – Panel discussion «Crisis and the evolution of values»

Books, reports and topics for the discussion:

  • The refugee crisis and the crisis of values in the Western countries. How may Russia contribute to its resolution?
  • The presentation of the Russian edition of “Putin’s Russia”, a book by Ivan Blot.

2:30PM – 5PM – Panel discussion «Direct democracy as a chance for the modern democracy renaissance»

Books, reports and topics for the discussion:

  • The presentation of the report “Institutional Development and Capacity Enhancement: Russia’s Political System Between Duma Elections of 2011 and 2016” prepared by Rethinking Russia;
  • State Duma elections;
  • The anniversary of Crimea’s reintegration into Russia. The referendum in Crimea, the poll of Crimea’s residents on electricity cuts: The phenomenon of true direct democracy;
  • Direct democracy as an instrument of the struggle with technocracy and bureaucracy;
  • The role of direct democracy in conflict management;
  • The level of decision-making: Local direct Democracy (Germany, France);
  • The proliferation of direct democracy (France: De Gaulle’s and Sarkozy’s reforms; Russia and ONF; other examples);
  • Formal and real democracy. The results of public surveys.
  • The presentation of the project Surprising Russia, a joint initiative of VCIOM, ISEPR, Rethinking Russia and the Platform Center for Social Project Management.

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