Valdai Club met with LSE’s Grimshaw
On April 2-5, the Valdai Discussion Club assisted a delegation of the LSE’s Grimshaw Club to get a feel of Russia through a series of meetings with the Valdai Members.
A team of a dozen LSE Master Degree students from around the world came to Russia to learn more on the Russian domestic and foreign policy priorities.
“It is important that the Valdai Club enhances its links not only with established scholars, but also younger specialists,” said Pavel Andreev, Executive Director for the Valdai Club Foundation. “We work on the long-term agenda for development of Russia and its relations with the world and we need to engage and build bridges with those who will realize this agenda with us.”
During the visit the delegation met Andrey Klimov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma International Affairs Committee; Vyacheslav Nikonov, Co-founder and President of the POLITY Foundation and Mikhail Delyagin, Director of the Institute of Globalization Problems. Students also took part in a roundtable discussion involving Oleg Barabanov, Head of the Department of EU Politics at the European Studies Institute at Moscow State University of International Relations of the MFA of Russia and Dmitry Suslov, Assistant to the Dean at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the National Research University Higher School of Economics.
Founded in 1923, the Grimshaw Club is affiliated with the International Relations Department at the London School of Economics (LSE). It includes more than 600 members from over 100 countries. The aim of the Club is to enhance understanding of the different dimensions of international relations and global affairs.