In December of 2011, forty young scholars in the area of international relations got together at the Gorchakov Fund in order to discuss major problems of foreign policy: the Arab Spring and the war in Libya, the Fukushima nuclear accident, the death of Muammar Gaddafi and the passing of Kim Jong-il, the riots in the UK and the birth of the Occupy Wall Street movement. There was even more unrest in the world ten years ago, and the arrival of 2021 was expected even with deeper concern. What forecasts from ten years ago have come true and what forecasts cause only bewilderment today? What important issues of 2021 will become a part of history of the Dialogue in the Name of the Future – 2026?
The fourth day of the 11th Dialogue in the Name of the Future began with a comparative analysis of how the main research and educational program of the Gorchakov Fund had changed during ten years of its existence. Organizers and alumni of the first program presented to the participants: President of the Center for Support and Development of Public Initiatives "Creative Diplomacy" Natalia Burlinova
, political strategist Andrey Trivaylo
, Head of Latvian NGOs "Youth Riga Duma" and "Dialogue of Generations" Mitrofan Slobodyan
, Head of the Institute for Public Diplomacy at Asia Pacific, Head of the Academic Department of the Confucius Institute at Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University Sergey Kukharenko
, Projects Coordinator of the Primakov Georgian-Russian Public Center Natalia Tsereteli
, who currently are members of the Gorchakov Club and permanent partners of the Fund.
It became clear that many long-term issues of the international agenda had remained unchanged; however, the approach to resolution of global problems has changed. The agenda continued with group work, which included development of future scenarios of international relations.
At the end of the day, the participants took part in master class "Basics of Business Etiquette and Diplomatic Protocol". Director of the Academy of Diplomatic and Business Protocol Yekaterina Dronova
told about important details of behaviour, the dress code in diplomatic and business environment, and specifics of traditional negotiations.