A place of BRICS in the foreign policy of Russia was discussed at the roundtable at the Gorchakov Fund

20 March 2017

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund and the Kennan Institute held a roundtable on the topic of “BRICS in the Foreign Policy of Russia Today”.


Head of the of Russian Strategy in Asia Center at Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Executive Director of Russian National Committee on BRICS research, Professor of the Department of Oriental Studies at MGIMO (U) under MFA of Russian Georgy Toloraya was a moderator of the discussion.


Researcher from Georgetown University (USA), doctoral candidate in Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Rachel Salzman was a main presenter.


Representatives of the of Russian Strategy in Asia Center of Institute of Economics RAS, the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, MIA Russia Today, Institute of African Studies RAS, and Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics gathered together in the conference hall. They discussed conflicts of interests among members of the association (the discussion included, in particular, border disputes between India and China), problems and opportunities related to trade and financial relations, issues of security, global management, and education within the framework of BRICS.

Experts assessed prospects of development of the organization and also mentioned importance of the international dialogue.