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“Four years ago in this hall the Chairman of our Board of Trustees, Dmitry Medvedev, expressed his wish that this platform serve as a meeting place for leading economists, political scientists, lawyers and demographers – all of the specialists required to fully engage in our work. We have strived to do just that,” Igor Yurgens said.
On August 17, Igor Yurgens participated in the Trilogue Salzburg 2012. This forum brings together political and corporate decision-makers, social entrepreneurs and visionaries, and leading think tank representatives from around the world.
The European vector of Russia’s foreign policy has been one of the most intensive, most problematic and most promising. And it seems reasonable to assume that this will remain so for the foreseeable future.
At the request of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the Institute of Contemporary Development along with the Center for Legal and Economic Research brought together a group of leading legal experts, academics and economists to develop a Concept for Modernization of Criminal Law in the Economic Sphere.
Igor Yurgens delivered the keynote speech at a seminar organized by the Centre for European Reform in London on February 16. In line with the seminar’s broad theme – the future of Russia – Yurgens’ remarks covered a wide range of issues – from obstacles for Russia’s modernization to the country’s WTO prospects and cooperation plans with the EU.
The NATO summit in Chicago is expected to focus on the alliance's capacity to address twenty-first century threats. Four experts--two from NATO countries and one each from Israel and Russia, non-NATO countries--discuss how NATO can remain relevant as a force for international peace and security as it continues to evolve from its Cold War mission as a counter to Soviet threats.
- March 19, 2013
On March 18, at the Japanese Center in Moscow a presentation was made on the investment opportunities of the Primorsky Territory. The event was organized by the Institute of Contemporary Development and Primorye Investment Promotion Agency with support from the Japanese Embassy in Russia.
- February 28, 2013
The seminar’s speakers noted the serious cooling in Russian-American relations. The impressive successes of the Obama-Medvedev “reset” following the transfer of power in Russia, which was not warmly welcomed in the West, have been replaced by a drawn out pause, complicated by the Magnitsky List and Dima Yakolev Law, as well as tensions over missile defense and the Syrian crisis.
- April 17, 2013
The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its monthly analytical bulletin for April. The main topics of this issue are: ongoing problems of European integration; global governance and the world economy; Ukraine’s foreign policy stance between Russia and the EU; Lord Robert Skidelsky’s new book.
- March 28, 2013
The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its monthly analytical bulletin for March. The main topics of this issue are: visits to Moscow by José Barroso and Xi Jinping; the state of US-Russia relations; the middle class in developed and developing countries; climate change on the G20 agenda.