Guy Mettan Presents New Book “Le Continent Perdu”

Guy Mettan Presents New Book “Le Continent Perdu”

14 December 2021

On December 14th, MGIMO University hosted the talk by the Swiss journalist and political scientist Guy Mettan. He presented his book entitled “Le Continent Perdue” (The Lost Continent) which is dedicated to the relations between Europe and Russia and took questions from the audience during a roundtable.

The presentation was attended by the Dean of the School of Governance and Politics Henry Sardaryan, the Director of the School of Government and International Affairs Mikhail Troitskiy, the Head of the Department of Political Theory Tatiana Alekseeva, the Professor at the Department of Diplomacy Tatiana Zonova, the Associate Professor at the Department of World Politics Yulia Nikitina.

The event was moderated by the Vice-Rector for Science and Research Andrey Baykov, who noted the author’s perfect understanding of the prospects for developing relations between Russia and Europe, their direction at one and the same course and at achieving similar goals. In his concluding words, the Vice-Rector thanked Guy Mettan for the valuable experience that the journalist had shared in his book and expressed his hope for repeated meetings in future.

The discussion aroused interest among the students of the Master’s degree in International Relations, who study such areas as Governance and Global Affairs, Multilateral Diplomacy, International Relations in Eurasia: Politics, Economics and Ideologies. The students whose research activity is inextricably connected with the topic of the event actively asked questions and participated in the discussion after which they had the opportunity to learn the opinion of the expert in relations between Russia and the West.

Guy Mettan gave two presentations at MGIMO of the books devoted to Russophobia and relations between Russia and the West in 2016 and 2017.