The resilience of Russia’s global outreach: challenges and opportunities
Via Giovanni Boccaccio
121, 50133 Firenze
ACADEMY OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
in co-operation with the t.wai Torino World Affairs Institute
Application deadline: 12 November 2017
Giorgia Giovannetti | European University Institute and University of Florence
Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino and Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai)
This Executive Training Seminar brings together scholars and policy analysts from key Russian, European, and American institutions for an intensive programme combining insights into Russia’s current socio-political dynamics, foreign policy, and international political economy.
Over the first two days of activities, participants will be exposed to multiple perspectives on the state of the Russian economy and industrial sector, the political economy of sanctions, the evolution of the official rhetoric of Russia as a civil state with a distinct system of cultural values, and the shifting topography of Russia’s global projection – with a focus on its relations with China, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
The Executive Training Seminar then culminates in a half-day-long scenario-building exercise. Participants are led to identify and assess relevant macro-variables – chiefly of a political and economic nature –, isolating mega trends and critical uncertainties in order to articulate alternative “futures” and discuss appropriate policies to steer from the “official future” to the preferred scenario.
Giovanni Andornino, University of Torino and Torino World Affairs Institute
Amb. Elisabetta Belloni, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Italy
Giorgia Giovannetti, European University Institute and University of Florence
Serena Giusti, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa
Andrey Kortunov, Russian International Affairs Council
Alexander Gabuev, Carnegie Moscow Centre
Training courses offered by the Academy of Global Governance are generally free of charge. Admission, though, is granted only on the basis of a successful application (APPLY HERE). Confirmed participants are expected to bear the costs of their travel and accommodation themselves.
There is a limited number of scholarships available, designed as contribution to the coverage of a participant’s travel and accommodation costs. These scholarships are strictly reserved to people from the least developed countries as defined by the United Nations. Application deadline for scholarships: 30 October 2017.