On October 18–21, 2021, Sochi hosts the 18th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, titled “Global Shake-Up in the 21st Century: The Individual, Values, and the State”. The topic of the first session, which took place on October 18, 2021 and was open to a wide audience, was “Substitute for a World War or a Prelude to It?”
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a global shake-up. The source of the disease itself is extremely unpleasant, but it is not the most dangerous and destructive virus, compared to others that have been encountered throughout history. However, the epidemiological force majeure coincided with an urgent need to change the existing order. And the pandemic provided the grounds to do this. Why was it such a turning point? And is the shock that the world experienced sufficient for building a new world order?
Working languages: Russian, English.
Details in the Programme.