Roundtable Analytical centers in foreign policies
The event roundtable Analytical centers in foreign policies was held on March 25-26, 2016 at Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in the framework of the international scientific and educational project Jean Monnet project 565672-EPP-1-2015-1-RU-EPPJMO-PROJECT «European traditions in Russian Education system: foundation for talent mobility / ETRMO».
The two-day event gathered Russian and European experts in think tanks and research centres.
The main goal the event was to analyse the process of foreign policy research centers ("think tanks") formation in the EU and Russia and to discuss the degree of their influence on the adoption of foreign-policy decisions.
The first panel of the first day of the event was dedicated to think-tanks and EU foreign policy process. In such panel Yury Borko, Head of EU Documentation Center, Institute of European Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences), Christian Poljanec, Department of Law at Faculty of Economics and Business (University of Zagreb) and Tatjana Vasiljeva, Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (RISEBA) intervened.
The second panel, help in the first fay of the event, was dedicated to economic diplomacy and role of think thanks. The guest speakers who contributed in such session were Dr. Czegledy Tamas (University of the West Hungary) and Erzsebet Nedelka (University of the West Hungary). From the side of Russian experts, Prof. Alexander Zobov, Head of Marketing Department (Economic Faculty, PFUR), contributed in this session with an intervention dedicated to think tanks in the country national branding system.
The second day of the event was a panel dedicated to International security Issues. In such part of the event, professors and young researchers debated security issues from several academic perspectives.