On October 15, the 15th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club began in Sochi. The first session was dedicated to presentation of the Club’s annual report “Living in a Crumbling World.”
15:30-15:40 Opening of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club
15:40-17:40 Session 1. Presentation of the Valdai Discussion Club Annual Report “Living in a Crumbling World”
Yonov Frederick Agah, Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization
Timofey Bordachev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Fu Ying, Vice Chairperson, The National People's Congress, Foreign Affairs Committee
C. Raja Mohan, Director, Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore (NUS)
William Wohlforth, Daniel Webster Professor, Department of Government, Dartmouth College
Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
The Annual Meeting will last until October 18. This year’s topic is “Russia: Agenda for the 21st Century.” This is not accidental. At the forefront is Russia, its political and socio-economic prospects, social and cultural development, place in the emerging world.
The programme includes six thematic sessions and a plenary session, to be held on the last day of the event. The timetable of broadcasts and the list of speakers are available on our website.