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The resilience of Russia’s global outreach: challenges and opportunities

13 December 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 15 December 2017 @ 6:00 pm Europe/Rome Timezone
Villa Schifanoia
Via Giovanni Boccaccio
121, 50133 Firenze
Matthias Kindel

Academy of Global Governance




Application deadline: 12 November 2017





Scientific Coordinators

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 program 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, Russia’s relations with major powers and its regional role in Central Asia and the Middle East, the political economy of sanctions, and the evolution of the official rhetoric of Russia as a civilizational state with a distinct system of cultural values.

The Executive Training Seminar then culminates in a half-day-long scenario-making exercise. Participants are led to identify and assess relevant macro-variables – chiefly of political and economic nature –, isolating megatrends 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

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 NationsApplication deadline for scholarships: 30 October 2017.