В Фонде Горчакова в рамках конференции

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В Фонде Горчакова в рамках конференции "Трансформация международных отношений в XXI веке: вызовы и перспективы" пройдут два международных круглых стола. Открыта регистрация!

28 апреля в Фонде поддержки публичной дипломатии имени А.М. Горчакова в рамках III Международной научно-практической конференции "Трансформация международных отношений в XXI веке: вызовы и перспективы" пройдут два международных круглых стола: "Публичная дипломатия: текущее состояние и перспективы в изменяющемся мире" и "Отношение между странами ЕС и Россией: коммуникационный аспект". Согласие принять участие в дискуссии выразили известные эксперты из различных стран.

Круглые столы проходят по инициативе Института актуальных проблем Дипломатической академии МИД РФ и при поддержке Международного центра социально-политических исследований и консалтинга, а также международной экспертной сети ЕС – Россия – Коммуникационный менеджмент (EU-RU-CM).

Открытие III Международной научно-практической конференции "Трансформация международных отношений в XXI веке: вызовы и перспективы" состоится 27 апреля в Дипломатической академии МИД РФ.

Регистрация на круглые столы возможна по электронной почте velikaya@gorchakovfund.ru.

3nd International Conference Transformation of International Relations in the XXI Century: Challenges and Prospects

Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
of the Russian Federation

27-28th April 2017, Moscow, Russia

Round Table Public Diplomacy: The Current State and Prospects in a Changing World

Organizers: Institute for Contemporary International Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Cooperation with Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund and International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting

Time: 28 April 2017

Venue: The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Foundation

The Working Languages – English

Rationale

Public diplomacy (PD) is an indispensable tool of foreign policy and a state’s ability to reach out, connect and directly interact with global publics in G2P and P2P forms of communication. Over the decades following the Second World War that transitioned to the Cold War, a form of reactive PD existed that sought to win the hearts and minds of the generations of leaders and youth with economic, cultural and educational programmes. This was an era of political tension between two primary ideological camps – one led by the United States and the other led by the Soviet Union – but it was a relatively stable and predictable form of geopolitical competition and tension. There were accepted standards and practices that were observed by the two geopolitical camps.

In the aftermath of the Cold War there was a brief moment of optimism, with expressions and hopes of a new beginning, The End of History as Francis Fukuyama put it. There was no longer that binary division of the world. As the United States saw it, they were the ‘winner’ of this conflict it was a case of winner takes all. Those initial hopes have failed and along with it various half-hearted attempts to ‘reset’ relations between states in a new world system where the Westphalian order has been gradually eroded. Other political events have created new challenges and opportunities for diplomacy, and especially public diplomacy – the Dutch Referendum, Brexit and the 2016 US elections. These political events demonstrate changes patterns and processes shaping the political world and the nature and quality of political relationships that are formed.

Given the current level of entrenched dysfunction in state-state level relationships in a toxic political environment, with an informationally-based geopolitical war being waged, there is no will by either side to move from their deep rooted position, which poses a challenge. However, the world is not without prospects given the rapidly changing and transforming global political environment. But the question is, how can PD be evolved and applied in order to overcome challenges, meet the promise and gain success?

Moderators

Greg Simons (Uppsala University)

Anna Velikaya (The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Foundation)

Round Table The relations between EU countries and Russia: 
the communications aspects

Organizers: Institute for Contemporary International Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Cooperation with Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund and the international expert network European Union-Russia-Communication Management (EU-RU-CM)

Time: 28 April 2017

Venue: The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Foundation

The Working Languages – English

Rationale

In the starting, consolidation and development of the great political tensions that currently affect EU and Russia, the communication activities have played often a decisive role. The examination and assessment of strategies, content, messages and the technical means used by the public communication highlights the nature of the influence exercised and the specific effects on the general deterioration of the relations. among EU member states and the Russian Federation.

However, alongside a first type of public communication - that of governments linked to precise political pursued objectives - there is a second type of communication, whether public or private, which has instead continued to express values ​​and messages geared to the maintenance of the collaboration between the two realities; even more, to the improvement and strengthening of this collaboration. The reference is to two specific types of communication: a) the public communication made by government agencies working in the field of scientific and technological cooperation (academies and research institutes), cultural cooperation (museums, cultural institutes, cultural diplomacy), education (universities, schools), trade (trade state agencies), the local communication (regional and local governments, city administrations, tourism organizations); b) the communication of private bodies such as businesses (agriculture, industry, services), professional organizations (of employers, workers), the associations of civil society.

Public diplomacy, which anyway is committed to building the prospects for peace and progress among people, should carefully consider this complex situation, very articulate, just to select and capture those elements that can help governments to rebuild mutual trust, the basis of the re-establishment of fruitful and positive relations.

The goal of the Round Table is, therefore, to organize an in-depth reflection among officials and experts on such articulation of strategies and messages, positive and negative, that communication has produced so far in times of crisis, to indicate possible way out aimed at a general improvement of relations.

The reflection to play wants to be consistent with the commitments made by the United Nations, on the occasion of the approval of Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development (2015) and the special initiative to build a comprehensive cooperative relationship between science and politics, the Science-Policy Interface SPI - Program, under which science is required to promote innovative processes ensuring that such processes in any case are still “ethically acceptable, sustainable, socially desirable”.

With this proposal, the proponent intends to activate the cooperation of experts of the network EUROPEAN UNION-RUSSIA-COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT (EU-RU-CM), founded in 2010, with headquarters in Rome and Moscow, as well as of its related entities.

Moderators

Prof. Marco Ricceri (Eurispes Institute, Rome-Italy)

Prof. Evgeny N. Pashentsev (Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation)