The 16th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club will be held from September 30 until October 3 in Sochi. This year’s topic is “The Dawn of the East and the World Political Order.” The first session, was dedicated to the presentation of this year’s Valdai Club Report.
10:00 – 10:10 Opening of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Club
Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
10:10 – 12:00 Session 1. The Strategic Landscape: An Eastern Perspective. Presentation of the Valdai Club Report
The world politics is experiencing fundamental changes. They are not only about the shifting balance of forces or redistribution of financial streams and economic capabilities. Countries, whose political and strategic culture is fundamentally different from the western notions, which have been dominant in the previous centuries, are beginning to play the leading roles on the international arena. The future world order will emerge in an environment of pluralism of ideas, taking into account views and positions of the leading non-western countries. What are these views? What does Russia’s role look like in these systems of coordinates?
C Raja Mohan, Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
Wang Yiwei, Director, Institute of International Affairs and Centre for European Union Studies, Renmin University of China
Hasan Basri Yalçın, Director of Strategic Studies, SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research
You can find out more about the other session from our Programme.