How can a tech war be avoided in a world where joint efforts are needed to take on the shared problems of humanity? During the fourth session of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, which will take place on October 21, 2020, the race for new technologies will be discussed.
Live broadcast of the fourth session begins at 16:00 Moscow Time (GMT +3)
The past decades have been favourable for international scientific and technological cooperation. The situation is changing before our eyes, with relative openness being replaced by suspicion and tough competition. The tech and science sphere could never develop in isolation, and an interdependent world needs an exchange of knowledge. But the race for new technologies has become central to the competition between the major nations, and mastering them will determine the position of each country in the global balance of power.
The 17th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club will be held in Moscow from 20 to 22 October 2020. This year's theme is “The Lessons of the Pandemic and the New Agenda: How to Turn the World Crisis Into an Opportunity for the World.” For the first time in the history of the Club, the entire programme of the Annual Valdai meeting will be open to the media and the general public.