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Photo Gallery: Global Energy and International Political Risks. Second Day
3 July the Valdai Discussion Club and Azerbaijan’s Center of Analysis of International Relations held the special session of the international conference “Global Energy and International Political Risks” titled "Russia-Azerbaijan Relations: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects of Mutually Beneficial Partnership". Tofiq Abbasov, Senior Advisor at the Baku International Multiculturalism Center, AZTV Political Analyst; Andey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support Valdai Discussion Club; Khalaf Khalafov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Anastasia Lavrina, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Community in Azerbaijan, Presenter/Commentator, CBC TV; Sergey Markedonov, Senior Research Fellow of the Euro-Atlantic Security Center at the MGIMO University; Stanislav Pritchin, Senior Research Fellow of the Center for post-Soviet Studies at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO); Aleksandr Pankin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia
Nizami Safarov, Member of Milli Majlis, Head of the Working Group on Azerbaijani-Russian Inter-Parliamentary Relations, Pavel Sorokin, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, Samir Veliev, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan took part in the session. The session was moderated
Farid Shafiyev, Chairman of the Center of Analysis of International Relations (Azerbaijan).

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Photo Gallery: New Bipolarity and Its Impact on Asia-Pacific. An Online Discussion
On June 16 the Valdai Discussion Club hosted an international Asian conference online, titled “Prospects for a New Bipolarity and its Impact on Asia-Pacific”. Timofei Bordachev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Academic Supervisor of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies; H.E. Dino Patti Djalal, Founder and director Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia; Hongyul Han, Professor, Department of Economics at Hanyang University (Republic of Korea); Dr. Yoko Hirose, Professor Faculty of Policy Management Graduate School of Media and Governance; Bilahari Kausikan, Chair, Chairman of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore and Senior Fellow at the SMU School of Social Sciences; Alexander Lomanov, Professor, RAS, Chief Researcher at the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), RAS; Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director, Valdai Discussion Club; Dr. Nguyen Hung Son, Director General of the Institute for South China Sea, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam; Viktor Sumsky, Director, ASEAN Centre, MGIMO University; Xin Zhang, Associate Professor, School of Advanced International and Area Studies; Deputy Director, Center for Russian Studies, East China Normal University; Alexander Lomanov, Professor, RAS, Chief Researcher at the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), RAS took part in the conference. The discussion was moderated by Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club.
Photo Gallery: International Security and Cooperation in the Arctic: A New Agenda
On June 10, at 18:00 Moscow time, the Valdai Discussion Club and the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs held a closed-door seminar, titled “International Security and Cooperation in the Arctic: A New Agenda”. The following persons took part in the seminar: Sergey Karaganov, Dean of the Faculty of World Politics of the Higher School of Economics, Honorary Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy; Anastasia Likhacheva, Director of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies,  Higher School of Economics; Vasily Kashin, Senior Research Fellow at the Moscow-based Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies; Lassie Heinen, Professor at the University of Lapland; Chairman of the Coordinating Committee of the Northern Research Forum; Alexander Sergunin, Professor at the Department of World Political Processes, MGIMO; Pavel Gudev, Leading Researcher at IMEMO RAS; Andreas Østhagen, Senior Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute; Jeremy Tasch, Professor at Towson University; Dmitry Suslov, Deputy Director of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher School of Economics; Ilya Stepanov, Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Deputy Head of the Laboratory for Climate Change Economics, HSE. The discussion was moderated by Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director of the Valdai Discussion Club.