18th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club. Speakers
Sochi, Russia

  1. Abidkhadjaev Umid, Director, Institute for Forecasting and Macroeconomic Research under the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

  2. Amorim Celso, Foreign Minister of Brazil (2003-2010); Defense Minister of Brazil (2011-2014) (Brazil);

  3. Irada Ayupova, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan;

  4. Barabanov Oleg, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Professor, MGIMO University; Professor, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS);

  5. Bogomolov Konstantin, Director; Artistic Director, Moscow Drama Theater on Bronnaya;

  6. Bordachev Timofei, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Academic Supervisor, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE);

  7. Brand Meir, Vice President, Google Inc (USA);

  8. Bystritskiy Andrey, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club;

  9. Cafruny Alan, Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Relations, Hamilton College (USA);

  10. Chilcote Ryan, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour (UK);

  11. Dabrowski Marek, Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE); Fellow, Bruegel (Belgium); Fellow, Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) (Poland);

  12. Damdin Tsogtbaatar, Member of the Parliament of Mongolia; Head of Mongolian Delegation, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (Mongolia);

  13. Dergham Raghida, Founder and Executive Chairman, Beirut Institute; Columnist, The National, Annahar Al Arabi (Lebanon).

  14. Dutkiewicz Piotr, Professor of Political Science, Director, Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Carleton University (Canada);

  15. Dzermant Alexey, Director, Centre for the Study and Development of Continental Integration Northern Eurasia; Senior Researcher, Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (Belarus);

  16. Edelgeriev Ruslan, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation; Special Presidential Representative on Climate Issues;

  17. Enikolopov Sergey, Head of the Division of Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Research Center;

  18. Filippov Aleksandr, Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Head of the Centre for Fundamental Sociology, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE);

  19. Fyodorov Valery, Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM);

  20. Gerry Christopher, Head of Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, Associate Professor of Russian and Eurasian Political Economy, University of Oxford (UK); 

  21. Gomart Thomas, Director, French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) (France);

  22. Graham Thomas, Distinguished Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) (USA);

  23. Gulev Sergey, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS); Head of Sea-Air Interaction and Climate Laboratory (SAIL), Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences (IORAS); 

  24. Gupta Arvind, Co-Founder, Digital India Foundation (India);

  25. Guryev Andrey, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of PJSC PhosAgro, Member of the Board of Directors of PJSC PhosAgro;

  26. Iskandaryan Alexander, Director, Caucasus Institute (Armenia);

  27. Karaganov Sergey, Academic Supervisor, Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE); Honorary Chairman of the Presidium, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy;

  28. Kharkhordin Oleg, Professor, Political Science Department, European University at Saint Petersburg; Chairman of the Board, EUSP Endowment Fund;

  29. Khudaverdyan Tigran, Deputy CEO, Yandex Group of companies;

  30. Kong Dan, President, CITIC Foundation for Reform and Development Studies (China);

  31. Krastev Ivan, Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies (Bulgaria); Permanent Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences (Austria); 

  32. Kuzyakov Yakov, Head of Soil Science of Temperate Ecosystems Department, Agricultural Soil Science Department, Georg August University of Göttingen (Germany);

  33. Lavrov Sergey, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

  34. Leksyutina Yana, Professor, School of International Relations, Saint-Petersburg State University;

  35. Lieven Anatol, Senior Fellow, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft (USA);

  36. Likhacheva Anastasia, Deputy Dean for Research, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs; Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE);

  37. Lopez-Claros Augusto, Executive Director, Global Governance Forum (Switzerland);

  38. Bruno Maçães, Senior Advisor, Flint Global (UK); Minister of European Affairs of the Portuguese Republic (2013–2015) (Portugal);

  39. Mearsheimer John, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago (USA);

  40. Nardone Giorgio, Doctor of Psychology; Founder and Director, Center for Strategic Therapy (Italy);

  41. Nayak Shailesh, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies (India);

  42. Oreshkin Maxim, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation;

  43. Oshakbaev Rakhim, Head of the Center for applied research TALAP (Kazakhstan);

  44. Rahr Alexander, Senior Fellow, WeltTrends Institute for International Politics; Scientific Director, German-Russian forum;

  45. Rakhimov Kubatbek, CEO, Public Foundation “Applicata – Center for Strategic Solutions”; Former Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic (2019-2020) (Kyrgyzstan);

  46. Rose Flemming, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Company Friheden (Denmark);

  47. Safranchuk Ivan, Director, Center of Euro-Asian Studies, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University;

  48. Sinyavskaya Oksana, Deputy Director, Institute for Social Policy, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE);

  49. Sobyanin Sergey, Mayor of Moscow

  50. Sushentsov Andrey, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Director, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University;

  51. Tkachuk Mark, Leader of "Civil Congress" Political Party (Moldova);

  52. Tocci Nathalie, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) (Italy); Honorary Professor, University of Tübingen; Pierre Keller Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School (USA);

  53. Volos Andrey, Writer; Professor, Maxim Gorky Literature Institute;

  54. Wong Nelson, Vice Chairman, Shanghai Centre for RimPac Strategic and International Studies (China);

  55. Xiang Lanxin, Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland); Director, Institute of Security Policy (ISP), China National Institute for SCO International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation (China). 

  56. Xu Sitao, Chief Economist, Partner of Deloitte China (China);

  57. Yalcin Hasan, Professor of Politics, Istanbul Commerce University (Turkey);

  58. Yunusov Ruslan, Head of Rosatom’s Project Office for Quantum Technologies and National Quantum Laboratory;

  59. Zerbo Lassina, Executive Secretary Emeritus, The Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) (Austria);

  60. Zhou Bo, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University; Expert, China Forum (China).