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The Gorchakov Fund took part in the Days of Science at MGIMO

18 april

The Gorchakov Fund took part in the Days of Science at MGIMO

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund took part in an annual event the Days of Science held at MGIMO and organized by the Student Scientific Society (NSO) with the support of the Administration for Scientific Policy and MGIMO Endowment foundation. The event was dedicated to a topic “Russia for the World – the World for Russia”.


Roundtable “Public Diplomacy of Russia and Development of an Image of the Country in the Post-Soviet Period”, organized by the Gorchakov Fund jointly with the A.G. Karlov Diplomatic Club of MGIMO, was held within the framework of the Days of Science. Special guests and invited experts at the event included Chairman of the Council of Association of Russian Diplomats Igor Khalevinsky, Head of the Project of the Gorchakov Fund Anna Velikaya, Academic Advisor to the Karlov Diplomatic Club Professor Yevgeny Astakhov, Professor of the Department of Diplomacy Pavel Lyadov, and Deputy Dean of the Department of International Relations Olga Lebedeva. Chairman of the Club, Master’s degree student of MGIMO Alexander Bobrov took part as a moderator of the discussion.


During the roundtable the participants discussed different aspects of public diplomacy of Russia and tried to identify existing problems in that area. The students asked the invited experts questions, shared their opinions and provided proposals regarding improvement of the Russian public diplomacy.


The next day, the Gorchakov Fund was presented at the conference “Soft Power of Russia – 2035”, organized by NSO MGIMO with the participation of experts in that field (moderator – Master’s degree students of MGIMO Irina Yutyayeva).


On the third day of the forum the Gorchakov Fund jointly with Administration for Master’s Degree Programs held a roundtable on the best practices of public diplomacy with the participation of Russian experts and foreign students of MGIMO. During the event, Chiara Marino made a report on Italian diplomacy, Lyana Aysanova presented activities of the Gorchakov Fund, Zurab Agirbov told about work of Rossotrudnichestvo, project Study in Russia, coming All-Russian Festival of Youth and Students; Ilya Bolvovich introduced the audience to project ArtBRICS.

Anna Velikaya and Deputy Head of Administration for Master’s Degree Programs Maria Apanovich participated as moderators in the roundtable.


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