SPIEF 2018: MGIMO at International Youth Economic Forum

SPIEF 2018: MGIMO at International Youth Economic Forum

26 May 2018

May 26th, in the framework of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, a session on the importance of global responsibility amongst young people was held. MGIMO acted as the organizer of this event and it was moderated by the co-chairmen of the Trianon Dialogue, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov and Ambassador Pierre Morel.

The session was an event of the Youth Day SPIEF-2018, itself organized by the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs and the Roskognress Fund, in order to fulfill the Russian President’s request that a permanent youth platform based on the SPIEF be created. Among the participants were young foreign and Russian businessmen, journalists and students, who discussed key economic and political issues with experts and researchers.

During the session, a myriad of topics were hashed out, including how young professionals impact global political and economic processes, the importance of youth initiatives and how to ensure a responsible implementation. The question of youth contacts between France and Russia was reviewed, especially in relation with the activities of the Trianon dialogue. MGIMO was also represented at the event by students and faculty members.