28 February 2017

MGIMO’s Contribution to ISA Convention

February 22nd-25th, a delegation from MGIMO participated in the International Studies Association’s 58th Convention in Baltimore, an event which annually gathers over six thousand experts in International Relations.

This year, the Convention was dedicated to the topic of change in world politics, which led to discussions regarding the challenges to the current international order and the uncertainty surrounding US foreign policy linked to Donald Trump’s new administration.

MGIMO was represented at the event by a large delegation of professors, who made presentations and contributed to the discussions in many different panels and round tables. MGIMO also participated in the book exhibition, promoting its recent publications in English and in Russian.

On February 22nd, during the session on US-Russian relations after the 2016 elections in the United States, the Head of MGIMO’s Department of Applied International Analysis (PAMP) Tatiana Shakleina and the University’s Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs Andrey Baykov gave a detailed analysis of the current bilateral relations and the prospects of their evolution, and Senior Lecturer Igor Istomin spoke about changes in alliances in the post-bipolar world. The same day, Anna Kireeva from the Department of Asia and Africa Studies shared her analysis of Russian Foreign Policy.

On February 24th, during the session on «Urbanization, Technology and Ecology» Elena Yamburenko (PAMP) and Zaur Mamedyarov from the Russian Academy of Sciences presented a report on science and technology parks in developing economies. The following day, Andrey Sushentsov (PAMP) described the Russian viewpoint on the changes in the global balance of power and Marina Lebedeva, Head of the Department of World Politics, contributed to the session on the Internationalization of Russian science and education.

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