Source: www.nkibrics.ru V BRICS International School was organized by the Russian National Committee on BRICS Research from November 29 to December 3, 2021 in online format.
BRICS International School is a unique scientific and educational programme aimed at training young experts specializing in BRICS studies in political, economic, humanitarian fields and other relevant areas of interaction within the five countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The programme is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Due to the epidemiological situation in the world, V BRICS International School was held online. Young scientists and diplomats, journalists, entrepreneurs, Bachelor's and Master's students as well as post-graduates
, aged from 18 to 35, were invited to take part in this programme. On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the programme 200 representatives from 22 countries
(Russia, Brazil, India, China, South Africa,
as well as Armenia, Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zimbabwe
) were selected to join programme.
Participants were offered a range of specially developed comprehensive course
by top Russian and international experts and practitioners
, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, ministries and agencies, think tanks with considerable experience in BRICS research. The programme allowed participants to broaden their professional horizons, develop communication skills, and study specifics of cooperation among the BRICS countries – their positions on the global arena, prospects of institutionalization of the BRICS format, goals and priorities of the grouping for the future.
Upon tradition H.E. Sergey RYABKOV,
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Russian Sherpa in BRICS delivered a speech on the theme "Role of BRICS Countries in the Global Coordinate System: The Era of Change" and answered to the questions of the participants on burning issues of international agenda. Video
Opening Ceremony and Plenary Discussion was devoted to the theme "The End of Globalization? Challenges and Opportunities for Future Generations"
. Session was moderated by Prof. Georgy TOLORAYA
, Deputy Chair of the Board, Russian National Committee on BRICS Research. Speakers at the session: Dr. Vyacheslav NIKONOV
, Chair of the Board, Russian National Committee on BRICS Research; First Deputy Chair, State Duma Committee on International Affairs; Dr. Andrey KORTUNOV
, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council; Dr. Dmitry RAZUMOVSKIY
, Director, Institute for Latin American Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; Dr. Dmitry POLIKANOV
, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo); Dr. Victoria PANOVA
, Vice President for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University, Russian W20 Sherpa; Dr. Andrey BAYKOV
, Vice-Rector for Science and Research, MGIMO-University; Dr. Andrzej HABARTA
, Editor-in-Chief, Cuadernos Iberoamericanos.
Expert Discussion on the theme "Public Diplomacy in the Era of COVID-19"
was moderated by Mr. Evgeny ZYRYANOV
, Leading Specialist, Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund. Speakers at the session: Dr. Natalia BURLINOVA,
Founder and President, Creative diplomacy; Ms. Purnima ANAND
, President, BRICS International Forum, India; Dr. Anna KURUMCHINA
, Director General, Agency of Cultural and Scientific Diplomacy.
Expert Discussion on the theme "BRICS: Measuring International Stability and Security"
was moderated by Prof. Georgy TOLORAYA
, Deputy Chair of the Board, Russian National Committee on BRICS Research. Speakers at the session: Mr. Georgy MIKHNO
, Deputy Director, Department on New Challenges and Threats, Russian Foreign Ministry; Dr. Vladimir ORLOV
, Founder and Director, PIR Center; Dr. Ana GARCIA
, Director, BRICS Policy Center, Brazil; Dr. Timofei BORDACHEV,
Academic Supervisor, Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
Expert Discussion on the theme "Challenges to BRICS Economic Development"
was moderated by Dr. Nataliya ZAISER
, Chair and Founder, Africa Business Initiative Union. Speakers at the session: Ms. Evgeniia DROZHASHCHIKH
, Head of Asia Pacific Division, Department of Multilateral Economic Cooperation and Special Projects, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia; Prof. Yaroslav LISSOVOLIK
, Senior Managing Director — Head of Research, Sberbank Investment Research; Prof. Irina YARYGINA
, Scientific Director, Russian National Committee on BRICS Research; Mr. Flavio Lyrio CARNEIRO
, Researcher, Assistant Coordinator of the Masters In Public Policy and Development Programme, International Studies Division, Institute of Applied Economic Research, Brazil; Dr. Sabyasachi SAHA
, Associate Professor, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India.
Presentation of Best Practices on Youth Cooperation "The Role of Youth in Enhancing International Cooperation: Best practices within BRICS"
was moderated by Ms. Valeriia GORBACHEVA
, GR-Director, Russian National Committee on BRICS Research. Speakers at the session: Ms. Diana KOVELA
, Member, Project Office of International Youth Cooperation "Russia - BRICS"; Mr. Alexey EZHOV
, Chairman, Leaders of International Cooperation; Dr. Roman CHUKOV,
Chairman, Russian Centre for Promotion of International Initiatives; Mr. Vadim KUZNETSOV,
Director of Sustainability and Climate, BRICS Youth Energy Agency; Dr. Alina SHCHERBAKOVA
, Head, Ibero-American Department, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Dr. Raymond MATLALA
, Founder and Chairman, South African BRICS Youth Association, South Africa; Mr. Vasily BALASHOV
, Project Manager, Centre for Youth Initiatives, Agency for Strategic Initiatives; Mr. Akil MOHAMMAD
, Founder, International Youth Edu Skills Foundation, India; Mr. Valdir BEZERRA
, Member, Center for BRICS Studies, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Expert Discussion on the theme "Innovations and Digital Technologies in BRICS Countries"
was moderated by Dr. Ivan DANILIN
, Head, Department of Innovation Policy, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences. Speakers at the session: Dr. SHEN Yi,
Director, Center for BRICS Studies, Fudan Development Institute, Fudan University, China; Prof. Daya THUSSU
, Professor of International Communication Department of Journalism, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, India; Dr. Luca BELLI
, Director, CyberBRICS, Brazil; Dr. Lydia KULIK
, Head, India Studies, Institute for Emerging Markets Studies, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO; Dr. Evgeniy TONKIKH
, Deputy Head, Department of international cooperation, Radio Research and Development Institute
Master Class on the theme "Building Cross-Cultural Awareness in a Modern Business Context"
was held by Ms. Marina BELOUSOVA
, Sales Director, Certified Business Trainer, MBA.
Plenary Discussion on the theme "Women's Leadership in BRICS"
was moderated by Dr. Victoria PANOVA
, Vice President for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University, Russian W20 Sherpa. Speakers at the session: Ms. Pam RAJPUT
, one of the Founder Members, BRICS Feminist Watch; Indian W20 Sherpa, India; Ms. Maria AFONINA
, Vice-Rector for Educational Activities, Senezh Management Workshop, Russia – Land of Opportunity; Dr. Sarah MOSOETSA
, Chief Executive Officer, National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, South Africa.
Expert Discussion on the theme "Sustainable Development in BRICS countries"
was moderated by Prof. Leonid GRIGORYEV,
Chief Advisor to the Head, Analytical Centre under the Government of Russia; Tenured Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics. Speakers at the session: Dr. Karin Costa VAZQUEZ
, Executive Director, Centre for African Latin American and Caribbean Studies, O. P. Jindal Global University, Brazil/India; Dr. Liliana PROSKURYAKOVA
, Deputy Head, Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, International Research and Educational Foresight Centre, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Ms. Arina MURESAN
, Researcher, Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa; Dr. Alexandra MOROZKINA
, Head of the Structural Reforms Division, Economic Expert Group.