War and Peace in the 21st Century. What is Russia up to?

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
20 January 2018 - 09:30h
LOCATION: Palacio de Pedralbes, Diagonal 686, Barcelona
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB with the collaboration of the Barcelona City Council and ESADE geo and the support of 'la Caixa' Foundation

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Objective

Russia is back. Few would disagree with this statement, but what does it mean exactly? What kind of Russia is back? What does it imply for the European security architecture and the global order? In March 2018, Russia will hold new presidential elections and it is likely that Vladimir Putin will renovate his mandate for 6 more years until 2024. However, noticeable signals of mounting problems, growing social discontent, uncertain economic prospects, military interventions abroad and tensions with some neighbors and the West, trigger important questions on whether and how the Kremlin will be able to face these challenges and what international implications will it entail.

These and other issues will be addressed during the 16th edition of the international seminar War and Peace in the 21st Century, that will count with the participation of Javier Solana, Konstantin Von Eggert, Arkady Ostrovsky, Marie Mendras, Andrey Kortunov, Judy Dempsey, Marc Marginedas and Cristina Gallach.

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SPEAKERS

Jordi Bacaria

Jordi Bacaria

Director, CIDOB

Judy Dempsey

Judy Dempsey

Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe; Editor in Chief, Strategic Europe

Cristina Gallach

Cristina Gallach

Former Under Secretary General for the Department of Public Information, UN

Marc Marginedas

Marc Marginedas

Moscow correspondent, El Periódico

Marie Mendras

Marie Mendras

Professor, Sciences Po University’s School of International Affairs and Research Fellow, CNRS, Paris

Andrey Kortunov

Andrey Kortunov

Director General, Russian International Affairs Council

Arkady Ostrovsky

Arkady Ostrovsky

Russia and Eastern Europe Editor, The Economist

Laura Pérez Castaño

Laura Pérez Castaño

Councillor for International Relations, Barcelona City Council

Antoni Segura

Antoni Segura

Chairman of the Board, CIDOB

Javier Solana

Javier Solana

Honorary Chairman of the Board, CIDOB; Former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy

Konstantin Von Eggert

Konstantin Von Eggert

Journalist and political commentator

War and Peace in the 21st Century. What is Russia up to? PERFORMED ACTIVITY

09:30h Opening

Laura Pérez Castaño, Councillor for International Relations, Barcelona City Council

09:45h Introduction

Antoni Segura, Chairman of the Board, CIDOB

Javier Solana, Honorary Chairman of the Board, CIDOB; Former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy

10:00h Understanding today’s Russia

Chair:    Marc Marginedas, Moscow correspondent, El Periódico 

Konstantin Von Eggert, Journalist and political commentator

Arkady Ostrovsky, Russia and Eastern Europe Editor, The Economist

Marie Mendras, Professor, Sciences Po University’s School of International Affairs and Research Fellow, CNRS, Paris

 

11:00h Coffee break

11:30h What is the “rightful place” of Russia in the World Order?

Chair:   Cristina Gallach, Former Under Secretary General for the Department of Public Information, UN 

Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council

Judy Dempsey, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe; Editor in Chief, Strategic Europe

12:30h Debate amongst speakers

13:15h Debate with the audience

13:45h Closing Remarks

Jordi Bacaria, Director, CIDOB