The 3rd Primakov International Competition of Student Scientific and Analytical Papers on the Middle East has ended

01 April 2019

The 3rd Primakov International Competition of Student Scientific and Analytical Papers on the Middle East, organized by the Primakov Center for International Cooperation and the Center of Oriental Studies, International Relations and Public Diplomacy along with the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund in collaboration with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science and the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affair, has ended in Moscow. 

During the second day of the agenda, a series of roundtables were held. Speakers, who addressed finalists, specially recognized and honored winners of the contest and discussed problems associated with modern Turkey, included: senior research fellow of Primakov IMEMO RAS, Associate Professor of the Diplomatic Academy of MFA of Russia, Director of the Center of Oriental Studies, International Relations and Public Diplomacy Dr. Valdimir Avatkov; senior research fellow of Primakov IMEMO RAS, Director of the Institute of Political and Social Studies of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea Region Dr. Viktor Nadein-Rayevsky; Professor of the Department of Oriental Studies at MGIMO under MFA of Russia Dr. Sergey Druzhilovksy, and Professor of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Kahramanmaras University Dr. Togrul Ismail.

Associate Professor of the World Economy Department at MGIMO under MFA of Russia, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of International Journalism at MGIMO Dr. Nigyar Masumova made a presentation on “Russia and Turkey: Rivals or Allies”.

During the session on the Islamic Republic of Iran, Sergey Druzhilovsky and Head of the Iran Section at the Center for Near and Middle East at the Institute of Oriental Studies RAS, Associate Professor of the World Economy Department of MGIMO under MFA of Russia Dr. Nina Mamedova and Associate Professor of Shahid Beheshti University, expert of the Valdai Discussion Club Khamidreza Azizi discussed current problems and historical regional aspects.

The final discussion of the roundtables was dedicated to Israel, Arab countries and global problems of the region. Professor Emeritus of History of the Middle Easy, Islam an China at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, research fellow at the Harry Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and Jerusalem Center for Public Relations in Jerusalem Rafael Israeli and Professor, Director of Research at Dialogue of Civilizations Institute Dr. Aleksey Malashenko presented to the students.

Information materials of the Center of Oriental Studies, International Relations and Public Diplomacy were used in this article.



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