Valdai Discussion Club Youth Conference at the World Youth Festival. Speakers
Sirius Federal Territory, the Park of Science and Art. 

On March 3–5, the Valdai Discussion Club will hold its first Youth Conference, titled “The Valdai Club: The World in 2040,” as part of the World Youth Festival. The conference will be held in the Sirius Federal Territory, at the Park of Science and Art. The Youth Conference will be attended by Russian and foreign experts, as well as young specialists, graduate students and graduates of leading universities in the field of international relations from Brazil, China, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.

  1. Timofei Bordachev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Academic Supervisor of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies at HSE University

  2. Nourhan ElSheikh, Professor of Political Science, Cairo University

  3. Srikanth Kondapalli, Dean of School of International Studies, Professor of China Studies, Jawaharlal Neru University
  4. Oksana Sinyavskaya, Deputy Director of the Institute for Social Policy, HSE University

  5. Oleg Barabanov, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Professor, MGIMO University; Professor, Russian Academy of Sciences

  6. Ilya Semerikov, Head of the Scientific Group of the Russian Quantum Centre

  7. Rasigan Maharajh, Chief Director of the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation at Tshwane University of Technology

  8. Arvind Gupta, Head and Co-founder of Digital India Foundation

  9. Ivan Timofeev, Programme Director, Valdai Discussion Club; Director General, Russian International Affairs Council

  10. Adlan Margoev, Lecturer at the Department of Oriental Studies, MGIMO University

  11. Vitor Moura, Master's Candidate at Tsinghua University, Director at Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce (Bracham)

  12. Rupal Mishra, Senior Research Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate, Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

  13. Nelson Wong, Vice Chairman & President, Shanghai Centre for RimPac Strategic and International Studies

  14. Nikita Neklyudov, Lecturer at Department of Applied International Analysis, MGIMO University

  15. Zhang Huimin, Ph.D Candidate of School of Politics and International Relations, East China Normal University

  16. Rahakundini Bakrie Connie, Director, Maritime Department, The National Archives of Indonesia

  17. Irina Kiseleva, Analyst at the Institute for International Studies, MGIMO University

  18. Zhuowei Zhou, Ph.D.Candidate in International Relations, Tsinghua University

  19. Alexander Chekov, Research Fellow at the Institute for International Studies, MGIMO University

  20. Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club

  21. Andrey Sushentsov, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club; Dean of the School of International Relations, MGIMO University 

  22. Polina Kalugina, Expert at the Centre for Analysis and Promotion of Research Results, MGIMO University
  23. Gopal Nirmala, Director of the Department of Criminology and Forensic Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
  24. Wu Fei, Director of the BRICS Research Center