The 14th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club. Speakers

The image of the world order is undergoing radical changes today, as the world of the future is being shaped under the influence of global conflicts. The 14th annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, which will take place on October 16-19 in Sochi, is tasked with analyzing the transformation of socio-political worldviews and outlining the contours of the future.

  1. Abdelal Rawi, Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School; Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

  2. Bedritsky Alexander, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Special Presidential Representative on Climate Issues

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

  4. Chestin Igor, Director, WWF Russia

  5. Dutkiewicz Piotr, Director and Professor, Center for Governance and Public Policy, Carleton University, Ottawa  

  6. Fahmy Nabil, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt (2013-2014); Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, American University in Cairo (AUC)

  7. Fedorov Valery, Director General of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)

  8. Fursenko Andrey, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation

  9. Gomart Thomas, Director, French Institute of International Relations (Ifri)

  10. Grigoryev Leonid, Chief Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation

  11. Hamilton Clive, Professor of Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Canberra

  12. Iskandaryan Alexander, Director, Caucasus Institute (Yerevan)

  13. Karaganov Sergey, Dean of the School of World Economics and International Relations at the National Research University Higher School of Economics; Honorary Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy

  14. Kislyak Sergey, Member of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States of America (2008-2017)

  15. Klepach Andrey, Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist) - Member of the Board

  16. Kornegay Francis, Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Dialogue, University of South Africa

  17. Kortunov Andrey, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC)

  18. Krastev Ivan, Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia

  19. Kupchan Clifford, Chairman, Eurasia Group   

  20. Lanxin Xiang, Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; Director of Center of One Belt, One Road and Eurasian Security, China National Institute for SCO Studies, Shanghai

  21. Lieven Anatol, Professor, Georgetown University in Qatar

  22. Lieven Dominic, Fellow of the British Academy; Research professor, Cambridge University

  23. Lukyanov Fyodor, Research Director of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club

  24. Martynov Boris, Head of Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia, MGIMO University

  25. Miller Alexey, Professor, European University at St. Petersburg

  26. Nikonov Vyacheslav, Chairman, Committee on Education and Science at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation  

  27. Revyakin Alexander, Professor, Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia, MGIMO University

  28. Saran Samir, Vice President of the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi

  29. Schüssel Wolfgang, Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria (2000-2007)

  30. Slezkine Yuri, Jane K. Sather Professor, University of California, Berkeley

  31. Sommer Theo, Editor at Large, Die Zeit

  32. Soyinka Wole, Playwright, poet and novellist (Nigeria)  

  33. Spanger Hans-Joachim, Head of Research Department, Leibniz Institute Peace Research Institute Frankfurt; Research Professor, National Research University-Higher School of Economics, Moscow

  34. Stent Angela, Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University

  35. Tocci Nathalie, Special Advisor to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini; Director, Institute of International Affairs (IAI), Rome

  36. Torkunov Anatoly, Rector of MGIMO University; Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

  37. Uzan Marc, Executive Director, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee

  38. Wallach Wendell, Chair, Technology and Ethics Studies, Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

  39. Wen Wang, Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China

  40. Wohlforth William, Daniel Webster Professor, Department of Government, Dartmouth College

  41. Ying Fu, Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, National People’s Congress, People’s Republic of China

  42. Zerbo Lassina, Executive Secretary, The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) 

Programme of the XIV Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club