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A delegation from the European Dialogue Expert Group visited Brussels

The European Dialogue Expert Group participated in a number of meetings with representatives from European political and economic institutions, think tanks and universities in Brussels. Nickolay Petrov, a member of our delegation, shares his view on the trip and achieved agreements

The Quadrologue in Warsaw

European Dialogue Group experts Leonid Gozman and Georgiy Chizhov take part in a meeting of the Quadrologue project in Warsaw on September 26-27. The Quadrologue is a dialogue between members of the expert community of Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Germany that has continued since 2015 and is dedicated to the restoration of peace and security to Eastern Europe after the events of 2014. This year, experts from France have joined the participants

XIII Russian Green Forum.How is Russia’s relationship with EU evolving?

On September 13-14th Berlin hosted XIII Russian Green Forum, which was organised by Boell Foundation and Memorial. Amid exchange of sanctions and with general political tensions between the parties the Forum remains a meaningful format of Russo-European dialogue at civil, expert, and political levels

A start of a new project

The European Dialogue expert group presented its new project: series of open interviews “From the European Point of View: Who is the bearer of European values in the present-day world?” The announcement was made at the autumn kick-off ceremony in Blagosfera centre within the presence of non-profit organisations, governmental officials, and mass media. The string of reflections by the members of the European Dialogue group upon the eternal question “Does Russia belong in Europe” will start with an interview with Markus Ederer, EU Ambassador to Russia. The interview will take place on the 24th of September and Eugene Gontmakher, the Ambassador’s companion, invites everyone to take part in the conversation.

Berlin. Round Table on the European Future of Russia

In June 18-19, 2018 “European Dialogue” expert group and Konrad Adenauer Foundation organised a joint conference themed “Is Russia a European Country?”, where experts discussed civilisational options available to Russia and values of its people.

Conference in Yale. Start the study of Russia in one of the leading universities in the USA

Yale University held a large international conference «Regime Evolution, Institutional Change, and Social Transformation in Russia: Lessons for Political Science», which was attended by forty leading experts and researches from the USA, Canada, the UK, Russia, and Ukraine, including Lucan Way (University of Toronto), Henry Hale (GWU, USA), Sam Greene (Kings College, London), Steve Hanson (William and Mary, USA), Tim Frye (Columbia University, New York), Tom Gram (Yale), Celeste Wallander (U.S.-Russia Foundation), Peter Rutland (Wesleyan, USA). From the Russian side the conference was attended by Vladimir Gelman, Olga Malinova, Andrey Melvil, Vyacheslav Morozov, Oleg Harhordin, Boris Kapustin, who is currently a professor in Yale, and a member of the “European Dialogue” group Nickolay Petrov

How does Europe see the future of Russia - EU relations? What Europe should do and what not do??

How does Putin’s system function in Russia, how does it influence Europe and what can Europe do about it? The theme of the Center for Liberal Modernity’s first major conference last Tuesday in Berlin was not chosen by accident: The Center was set up in November as a think tank directed against growing populist and anti-liberal tendencies in Europe, a trend that many have linked to Russia, where President Vladimir Putin was re-elected for a fourth term on Sunday.

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