The VIII International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Relations sponsored by the Gorchakov Fund has opened in Moscow
On July 6, the VIII International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Relations has opened in Moscow. The main topic of the sessions is “Beyond the Traditional Agenda – New Reality for Russia and China”
The project has been implemented four years in a row with the support of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.
This year the conference is dedicated to issues of cooperation between Moscow and Beijing in the areas, which are becoming more and more important in the era of digital technologies, global expansion of Internet-communications and interdependence of different spheres in the life of a society.
Major attention will be given to a technological factor, cybersecurity, studying aspects of digital and “green” economy, media space and social media, individual aspects of cooperation in the cultural field, mentioned the organizers.
The sessions were opened by Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Relations of Higher School of Economics Sergey Karaganov.
In the evening, Special Envoy for International Cultural Cooperation to President of Russia Mikhail Shvydkoy gave a lecture dedicated to culture in the digital era.
Prominent Russian and Chinese scientists, journalists, and politicians will also teach during the school. The speakers include Fedor Lukyanov, Vladimir Petrovsky, Oleg Demidov, Yelena Chernenko and others.
The International Russian-Chinese Summer School has been held annually since 2011 at the premises of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) in cooperation with East China Normal University (Shanghai). The summer school in 2018 will continue previous similar formats of the Russian-Chinese cooperation.
The conference will end on July 12.