Press Release – The second debate within the project “Dialogues with Russia for a new generation of experts”

Konstantin von Eggert, Bucharest, 2017 debate ESGA

Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association (ESGA) has organized on March 31st, 2017, the second debate ”Russian Foreign Policy Perspectives for Stagnation or Change during Putin’s Last Presidential Term”. The guest speaker of the event was Mr. Konstantin von Eggert, Russian media personality, former diplomatic correspondent, programme host and commentator at TV Rain, Moscow. 

This debate is the second one and it is part of the series of events within the project “Dialogues with Russia for a new generation of experts” implemented by ESGA. Within this project ESGA aims to engage the young generation of experts proactively in the efforts oriented on setting a new agenda for the dialogue with Russia and to encourage the participation into public debates. The first event held on March 7, 2017, having Mr. Andrei Kolesnikov, Senior Associate, Carnegie Moscow Center, as the main guest speaker along with Maria Domanska, Senior Fellow Russian Department, the Center for Eastern Studies (OSW). 

Mr. Andrei Tarnea, Commissioner of the Romania-France Season 2018-2019, Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and former executive director of the Aspen Institute has moderated the debate, first part of which was focused on Mr. Eggert’s evaluation of the recent protest in Russian Federation.

Among other guests like Assoc. Prof, Dr. Liliana Popescu, Faculty of Political Science, National University for Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest and Ambassador Sergiu Celac, former Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and a large number of young experts and professionals addressed issues dedicated to the domestic politics during Putin’s last presidential term.

Over 50 participants had the opportunity to actively involve in the debate using the OSM (Open Space Method). The OSM was chosen to ensure a truly participative working process where the participants can introduce and improve their knowledge, topics and ideas.

Media partners of the event:

  • The Epoch Times România
  • Revista 22

The full video of the event will be soon available online. Detailed information about ESGA projects is available on the website and Facebook page

The Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association (ESGA) is a Romanian think tank designed as an online platform that will bring together researchers, experts, analysts, journalists, civil society representatives both from Romania and from abroad, specialized in the study of political, socio-economic and security the of the ex-soviet space, Euro-Atlantic area and the Middle East. ESGA is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization and think tank.

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