The crises in the U.S. will become a topic of the fifth session of the Primakov Readings

22 June 2020

On June 25, the fifth online session of the Primakov Readings “The U.S. in a Swirl of Crises: Strategic Consequences” will take place at Interfax news agency. A joint project of IMEMO RAS and Interfax has been implemented with the support of the Gorchakov Fund, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and World Trade Center Moscow. A series of online meetings with experts, politicians and public activists will be organized as part of the project at the premises of the news agency. Important problems of international relations and world economy during the periods of crises will be discussed.

The following speakers will take part in the event:

  • Feodor Voitolovsky, Director of Primakov IMEMO RAS, member and professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences;

  • Valery Garbuzov, Director of the Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies RAS;

  • Dmitri Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center.

Moderator – Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Presidential Representative for International Cultural Cooperation.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov will participate in the discussion.

Main discussion topics:

  • Were the Democrats able to ride the wave of protests on the eve of the elections?
  • Can the strategy for exiting the national political crisis be seen?
  • The power factor in the U.S. foreign and national policies: what are the prospects?
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A live broadcast of the event will be available here and on the forum's website. The agenda of the online session can be viewed here

The event will start at 12:00 pm Moscow time on Thursday.