The BRICS Seminar of Young Experts in Moscow: how it went

21 July 2016

A research-practice seminar and training of Youth Expert Community BRICSYES! has been held in Moscow.


Organizers of the event are BRICS National Committee for Research, Youth Expert Community BRICSYES!, and the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.


According to information provided by BRICS NCR, when welcoming participants of the international event Executive Director of BRICS National Committee for Research Georgy Toloraya said: “BRICS is a project targeting the future. And the generation of future leaders needs to take responsibility for development of innovative approaches and ideas as they will be the ones implementing them in the near future”.


Executive Director of the Gorchakov Fund Roman Grishenin made a speech on behalf of the Fund. He mentioned that the Gorchakov Fund and its founder the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia placed special emphasis on working with the youth, especially in such a priority area of the foreign policy as BRICS. Chairman of the National Youth Council of Russia Grigory Petushkov and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia also addressed the participants.


The attendees of the international seminar were welcomed by Ambassador-at-Large at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Russia's BRICS Sous-Sherpa Vadim Lukov. The young audience was listening to a speech of the well-known diplomat of the older generation with great interest. Recognized experts spoke to the young bricsologists and included a guest from India and Vice President of the Observer Research Foundation Samir Saran, Professor of the Federal University of Bahia and expert of the Institute of Applied Economic Research (Brazil) Lima Wallace Moreira, Professor of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation Irina Yarygina, research fellow of the Chinese Center for Modern Global Studies Chen Xi, expert of the Youth Committee of South Africa on the issues of international diplomacy Tshepo Morabane, President of the European Laboratory of Political Forecasts (EU) Mary-Helen Keyloa, and many others. A dynamic discussion took place, during which the presenters answered multiple questions.

A full text of the article in Russian can be found here