On September 29, at 10:00 AM, as part of the 11th Russian International Studies Association Convention, the Valdai Club will conduct a discussion titled “Eurasianism in the 21st Century: An Intellectual Tradition Serving Modern Development.”
Eurasianism, an original and profound phenomenon of Russian thought, was formulated as an intellectual current a century ago, at the beginning of the twentieth century. It absorbed many of the ideas of the Russian philosophical school, but, belonging to the mainstream of Western thinking of that era, it also served as a response to it. Eurasianism became an omen of an impending global catastrophe, reflecting a premonition of the irreversible end of the old world and the onset of something completely new.
After a hundred years, Eurasianism has again become popular. Eurasia is moving to the center of the global stage, both as a political and as an economic platform. However, the new Eurasianism, preserving continuity to its roots, must be imbued with the creative energy of practical action.
How can the modern Eurasian idea become a base and framework for various projects in Greater Eurasia? How, in practice, should the principle of harmonious diversity be realized, which all major players in this part of the world adhere to, but at the same time achieve synergy of their efforts for universal prosperity and development? What could be learned from the teachings of the founders of the Eurasian school? What should to be added to it today? How does the Eurasian idea fit into the global ideological palette being formed today, which came into motion after the era when it seemed that “the end of history" has occurred?
Timofei Bordachev, Programme Director of Valdai Discussion Club Foundation; Director of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics;
Boris Mezhuev, Assistant professor, Department of Philosophy of Moscow State University;
Vasily Kashin, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics; Leading Research Fellow, Institute of the Russian Far East.
Tony van der Togt, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Netherlands Institute of International Relations
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