MGIMO and Sciences Po Hold Joint Academic Seminar

MGIMO and Sciences Po Hold Joint Academic Seminar

16 November 2018

November 16th, MGIMO hosted the 15th joint international conference with its long-term partner Sciences Po. These seminars are held annually and bring together experts from MGIMO and Sciences Po, alternately in Moscow and Paris. During these meetings, experts discuss the French and Russian positions on key international relations issues. MGIMO and Sciences Po have been cooperating since 1994, when they created together the first dual Master’s program in Russia.

This year’s seminar was dedicated to the new configuration of international relations in the EU, Eurasia and Asia. The event was kicked off by MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs, Andrey Baykov and the Researcher of the Center for International Studies and Research (CERI) at Sciences Po, also Professor at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO) Anne de Tinguy.

Andrey Baykov warmly welcomed the guests, underlined the importance of such joint activities, and encouraged the parties to always remain open to dialogue. Anne de Tinguy also noted the need to develop communications at all levels between Russia and France, and gave a quick history of MGIMO and Sciences Po’s partnership.

During three thematic seminars, experts and diplomats from both countries freely exchanged views on the prospects for the development of political cooperation in the area extending from the EU to the Indo-Pacific region. During the first session, diplomats presented the official positions on their countries’ national interests in Eurasia. The second session was devoted to discussing the Eurasian Economic Union and the security challenges that need to be overcome. The third session looked at the strategy of Russia and the EU in the Asia-Pacific region.

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