Time of Change: The World in an Era of Global Unpredictability - a visiting session of the Valdai Discussion Club: Programme

07.03.2017

March 11, Saturday

09.00 – 10.00 Registration of participants

10.00 – 10.15 Welcome address:

  • Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club

  • Aleksandr Khachaturyan, Aide to the Prime Minister of Armenia, Executive Director of the Centre of Strategic Initiatives   

10.15 – 11.00 Address of Vigen Sargsyan, Defence Minister of Armenia

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.45 Panel 1: How to maintain stability and promote development in a rapidly changing world 

Moderator: 

Speakers: 

  1. Vitaly Naumkin, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences;

  2. Ruben Safrastyan, Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Armenian Academy of Sciences;

  3. Karen Bekaryan, deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Chairman of the Eurasian Integration public organization;

  4. Nikolai Zlobin, President of the Washington-based Center on Global Interests;

  5. Ivan Timofeev,  Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club, Programme Director of the Russian International Affairs Council;

  6. Aleksandr Iskandaryan, Director of the Caucasus Institute.

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian  

15.00 – 15.45 Address of Vache Gabrielyan, Armenian Vice Premier, Minister of International Economic Integration and Reform

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.30 Panel 2: Eurasian integration and prospects of emergence of a new global development centre

Moderator: 

  • Sergey Minasyan, Deputy Director of the Caucasus Institute in Yerevan  

Speakers:

  1. Anatoly Torkunov, Rector of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MGIMO-University);

  2. Vazgen Manukyan, Chairman of the Public Council of the Republic of Armenia, Armenian Prime Minister (1991-92);

  3. Martin Galstyan, Head of the Central Bank of Armenia Research Centre;

  4. Yaroslav Lissovolik, Chief Economist with the Eurasian Development Bank;

  5. Alexander Rahr, Research Director of the German-Russian Forum; 

  6. Timofei Bordachev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club.

Note: all times are local times (GMT+4 hours)
 

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