Call for applications to attend the XIV Diplomatic Seminar of Young Experts

04 June 2019

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund begins accepting applications for participation in the XIV Diplomatic Seminar of Young Experts, which for the first time will take place in the Volga Region – in Samara and Tolyatti.

Meetings with top scholars in the field of foreign affairs, prominent political scientists, historians and representatives of non-governmental organizations as well as master classes and interactive cases will be organized for participants of the workshop.

The attendees will have a unique opportunity to visit attractions, educational and cultural institutions of Samara. Besides that, one of the days of the workshop will be held at the premises of the International Forum of the Volga Federal District “iVolga-2019”.

In addition to traditional topics, the following issues will be discussed: trade and economic relations with Russia and other countries, modern research and production technologies of our country and their application in different industries, development of the IT industry in Russia. The Samara Region, which is a center for air and space, pharmaceutical, automobile, chemical and IT industries, will become an excellent platform for such discussions. The participants of the workshop will be able to visit Zhigylevskaya Dolina Technology Park and speak to experts in the above mentioned fields.

This Diplomatic Seminar will be dedicated to the 90th birthday anniversary of outstanding Russian politician and diplomat Yevgeny Primakov

Dates of the workshop: July 28 – August 2.  

Who can attend?

  • students and postgraduates specializing in international relations, journalism, economics, political science and law;

  • representatives of NGOs, student unions and youth movements;

  • young scientists and historians from different regions of Russia, the CIS States, Europe, and Asia. Young experts from other continents may also apply;

  • international journalists working in the field of foreign policy positioning.

Age of participants – 18-30.

A group of participants will be formed based on results of an open competition.

Deadline to submit the applications – June 21, 2019.

Terms of participation:

  • the organizers will provide accommodation, meals and transfers in the Samara Region at no cost;

  • travel expenses to/from Samara and a visa fee (if needed) will be paid by the participants themselves.

How to apply?

In order to participate in the contest, please to fill out an application of the Gorchakov Fund, attach a copy of the recommendation letter signed by a head of your organization or a university/academic advisor and write an essay “The Role of Yevgeny Primakov in Establishing the Current Modern Policy of Russia”– not more than 10 000 characters.

The organizers will consider a possibility of covering travel expenses to/from Samara for authors of the three best essays.

The working language of the event is Russian. 

All the applicants will be notified about the results of the competition by email.

The Diplomatic Seminar of Young Experts is a research and educational program and a youth platform for an open dialogue on the issues of cooperation in international relations, economy, law, public diplomacy and history. The project, which has been implemented since 2012, gathers an audience of over 300 professionals and experts from 30 neighboring states and beyond. For many of them, participation in the project served as a good professional incentive for further research and social activities.