07 February 2018

IIASA Director General at Russian Business Week

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat traveled to Moscow to participate in the Russian Business Week 2018. 

© IIASA ( L-R) Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Pavel Kabat and Tatyana Valovaya, Member of the Board (Minister) for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

© IIASA ( L-R) Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Pavel Kabat and Tatyana Valovaya, Member of the Board (Minister) for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Kabat attended the Russian Business Week (RBW) on 7-8 February, a major platform for constructive interaction between representatives of the business community, government and academia, which is organized annually by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).

He was a speaker in the high-level International Forum entitled “International Economic Cooperation in the New Realities”. Other participants of the session included, Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation; Viktor Vekselberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renova Group; President, Skolkovo Foundation; Chairman, RSPP Committee on International Cooperation; Alexey Likhachev, Director General, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM; Alexander Pankin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Jean-François Legrain, Regional Director for Russia and CIS, Fives; and Ulf Schneider, Founder and CEO, Schneider Group.

Participants discussed global and regional trends that directly affect international economic cooperation in a national and international context. The panel also analyzed the impact of these trends on business conditions, trade and economic cooperation and formulate proposals on cooperation priorities. 

© IIASA - Pavel Kabat participates in the high-level International Forum - "International Economic Cooperation in the New Realities".

Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a wider European and Eurasian Space

Kabat also delivered a speech on "Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a wider European and Eurasian Space" during the RBW special session of the Valdai Discussion Club “Greater Eurasia: From Political Idea to Step-by-Step Implementation”. At this session he was joined by Tatyana Valovaya, Member of the Board (Minister) for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission; Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; and Andrey Bystritskiy , Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club.

Among questions that session participants answered were: To what extent can the rapidly developing technologies mitigate the negative effects of the new economic reality and help build a shared Eurasian space? What are the philosophy and ideology of the Greater Eurasian partnership? How adequate is international cooperation in Eurasia to the demands of the global environment?

© IIASA - Pavel Kabat participates in the special session of the Valdai Discussion Club - "Greater Eurasia: From Political Idea to Step-by-Step Implementation".

Bilateral Meetings

During his time in Moscow, Kabat also attended a number of high-level meetings to further enhance research collaborations with Russia. This included meetings with Alexander Shokhin and Tatyana Valovaya, to discuss how to enlarge the scope of IIASA research and collaborative activities with Russia and the Eurasian Economic Commission.

IIASA and Russia

The Russian Federation (former Soviet Union) is one of the initiating founding member countries of IIASA. Since its creation in 1972 with the idea of the leaderships of the USSR and the USA to use scientific cooperation as a “bridge” for building relations between East and West, IIASA became a unique place where scientists from Russia and other parts of the world could work together on topical global problems.

Forty-five years of continuous intensive cooperation proved to be beneficial and created long-term benefits. Recently a number of new joint research initiatives with a large relevance to and also with involvement from the Russian Federation have been launched. Current projects include exploring challenges and opportunities of Eurasian economic integration, population aging in Russia, prevention and minimization of wildfires, Arctic futures assessment, and advancing the methods of systems analysis.


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