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

05 October 2020

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund begins accepting applications for participation in the XV Diplomatic Seminar of Young Experts, which for the first time will take place online via Zoom.

Meetings with top scholars in the field of foreign affairs, prominent political scientists, politicians, historians and representatives of non-governmental organizations will be organized for participants as part of the project.

Dates of the workshop: October 27-30, 2020.  

The XV Diplomatic Seminar will be dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The agenda of the event includes lectures and discussions about the Great Victory.

Discussions during the Diplomatic Seminar will be organized in thematic blocks:

  • 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War;

  • transformation of the system of international relations;

  • the post-Soviet pace and the Eurasian integration;

  • problems of European and Euro-Atlantic security (the future of transatlantic relations between the U.S. and the European Union);

  • the U.S. presidential elections;

  • prospects of crisis and conflict resolution in the Middle East.

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.

How to apply?

In order to participate in the contest, please to fill out an application of the Gorchakov Fund and attach an essay on the topics of the Diplomatic Seminar (see above) – not more than 5 000 characters. At the end of each day the participants will present their reports and presentations on the selected topics.

Authors of the best three essays will receive an opportunity to attend in-person one of the events of the Gorchakov Fund at the expense of the organization.

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

Deadline to submit the applications – October 18, 2020.

The working language of the event is Russian. 

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

You can read about the previous Diplomatic Seminar here

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.