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On July 16, 2020, at 3:00pm (Moscow timezone), Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS, Pakistan), organizes an open online seminar on Russia’s presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) via Zoom broadcasting to RIAC website. The event will bring together leading experts from Russia, Pakistan, and China.

On July 16, 2020, at 3:00pm (Moscow timezone), Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS, Pakistan), organizes an open video seminar on Russia’s presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) via Zoom broadcasting to RIAC website. The event will bring together leading experts from Russia, Pakistan, and China.

The objective of the workshop is to explore the opportunities for strengthening coordination among the SCO member states and to discuss the priorities of Russia’s chairmanship of the Organization.

Speakers:

  • Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC)

  • Farhat Asif, Founder President, Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies

  • Muhammad Asif Noor, Founder Director, Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, Secretary-General, Pakistan SCO Friendship Forum

  • Mikhail Konarovsky, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, Leading Research Fellow at the Institute of International Research, MGIMO University, RIAC Member

  • Muhammad Khan, Professor, Department of International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad

  • Zhao Huasheng, Professor of the Center for Russia and Central Asia Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai

  • Vasily Kashin, Leading Research Fellow at the RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Head of the CCEIS Section of International Military-Political and Military-Economic Problems at the Higher School of Economics, RIAC Member

Moderator: Ksenia Kuzmina, Program Manager, RIAC

Working language: English.         


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