Looking Ahead: Russia and Asia in the Next 20 Years. Regional Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club. Speakers
Seoul, South Korea

The annual Asian conference of the Valdai Club “Looking ahead: Russia and Asia in the next 20 years” will be held in Seoul on November 27-28. During the conference, organized in partnership with the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, experts will discuss the most critical issues of regional security, first of all, the North Korean nuclear and missile programme, as well as prospects of economic and political development.

  1. ABIRU Taisuke, Senior Representative, Representative Office in Moscow, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

  2. BAEK Jun-kee, President, Korea Consensus Institute (KCI)

  3. BORDACHEV Timofey, Programme Director, Valdai Club Foundation;  Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Director of Studies, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy

  4. BYSTRITSKIY Andrey, Chairman of the Board, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club

  5. CHO Hyun, Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  6. FENG Shaolei, Director of Centre for Co-development with Neighboring Countries, Director of Center for Russian Studies, East China Normal University

  7. HAN Hongyul, Professor, Dept. of Economics, Hanyang University

  8. HYUN Jung Taik, President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

  9. KASHIN Vasily, Senior research fellow at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics; Leading research fellow at the Institute of the Russian Far East, Russian Academy of Sciences

  10. KIM Seok-Hwan, Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies; President, Korea Institute for Eurasian Studies

  11. LANKOV Andrei, Professor, Kookmin University; Director, Korea Risk Group

  12. LARIN Victor, Director, Institute of history, archaeology and ethnography of the peoples of the far-east, far- eastern branch of the RAS (IHAE FEBRAS)

  13. LEE Il Houng, Member of Monetary Policy Board, The Bank of Korea; Former President of Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

  14. LEE Jae-Seung, Professor, Associate Dean of GSIS, Korea University

  15. LEE Jae-Young, Vice President, Department of Europe, Americas and Eurasia, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

  16. LUZYANIN Sergei, Director of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Institute’s Center for Strategic Issues of Northeast Asia

  17. MOON Chung-in, Distinguished University Professor, Yonsei University; President's Special Adviser on Unification, Foreign Affairs and National Security

  18. MOON Heungho, Director, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Hanyang University

  19. MORGULOV Igor, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation

  20. PEDROSA Eduardo, Secretary General, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council

  21. SONG Young-gil, Chairperson, The Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation

  22. SUMSKY Viktor, Director of the ASEAN Center at MGIMO University

  23. TOLORAYA Georgy, Executive Director of the Russian National Committee on BRICS Research; Director of the Center for Asian Strategy at the Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences

  24. UNNIKRISHNAN Nandan, Vice President and Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi

  25. VOLIN Alexei, Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation

  26. XIANG Lanxin, Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; Director, Centre of One Belt and One Road Studies

  27. YAMAZOE Hiroshi, Senior Research Fellow, Regional Studies Department, National institute for Defence Studies, Japan