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G8 implementation seminar begins in Moscow

01.01.70

Moscows Centre of Strategic Research hosted the international seminar On the Way to St. Petersburg. The Role of the G8 in Global Development earlier Monday on how to implement and assess summit decisions.

The presentation and debate results are expected to help shape international expert opinions and attitudes on how Russias upcoming G8 initiatives should be implemented.

The organizers - the Higher School of Economics, the G8 Summit Organizing Committee Expert Council and the Toronto University G8 Information Centre will publish the materials from the seminar.

10.30 12.00 Plenary

G8 Role in Global Development: Main Mechanisms of Commitments Implementation and Tools of Performance Assessment

Chair: Andrey Kondakov, Head of Department for Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, G8 Political Director of Russia

10.30 10.40 Welcome Address

Elvira Nabiullina, Head of the Experts Council for the Steering Committee for G8 Presidency of the Russian Federation in 2006

Lev Yakobson, First Vice Rector of the SU-HSE

10.40 11.00 Key position presentations for debate

Main Mechanisms of G8 Initiatives Implementation

Tatyana Zakaurtseva, Head of the Centre for Studies of G8 Transatlantic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

11.00 11.20 Tools of Monitoring G8 Commitments Compliance: Methodology and the Main Results of the Interim Gleneagles Compliance Report

Ella Kokotsis, Director of Analytical Studies, G8 Research Group, University of Toronto

11.20 12.00 Discussion

Invited discussants:

Andrey Markov, Senior Adviser on Social Policy, World Bank Russia

Badarch Dendev, Director, UNESCO Moscow Office, Program Specialist in Education

Taras Kobushko, Director of OECD Moscow Office, Centre for Cooperation with Non-members

Sergey Medvedev, Professor, Department of Applied Political Science, SU-HSE

Andrey Bokarev, Deputy director of the Department for International Financial Issues, Public Debt and Public Financial Assets, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

Vladimir Zuev, Head of Department of International Economic Regulation and Integration, SU-HSE

Vyacheslav Smolenskiy, Head of the Group for Infectious Diseases, the Experts Council for the Steering Committee for G8 Presidency of the Russian Federation in 2006

Valeriy Sorokin, Deputy Head of the Group for Energy Safety and Efficiency, the Experts Council for the Steering Committee for G8 Presidency of the Russian Federation in 2006

Mikhail Lukyanchuk, Presidents Advisor, IBS Group

12.15 -13.40 Session 1: Globalization and New Challenges for Education

Chair: Elena Soboleva, Executive Director of the National Training Foundation

Key position presentations for debate

12.15 12.40 The G8 and Global Education Governance

John Kirton, Director, G8 Research Group, University of Toronto

12.40 13.00 Aims Tasks and the Main Trends of Development of Professional Qualification System in Russia

Natalia Mashukova, Director of the Centre for Professional Qualifications Development, SU-HSE

13.00 13.40 Discussion

Invited discussants:

Vasiliy Zhurakovsky, Chairman of the Expert and Analytical Centre, National Training Foundation

Roman Alexandrov, Deputy Head of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation and International Organizations, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Andrey Markov, Senior Adviser on Social Policy, World Bank Russia

Evgeniy Butko, Federal Agency for Education, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Fiodor Dudyrev, Deputy Head of Directorate for Public Policy in education, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Tatyana Klyachko, Director of Centre of Economics of Lifelong Education, Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation

Alexander Minaev, Chief Specialist of the Department of Public Policy in Education, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Sergey Yakovlev, Director of the International College of Economics and Finance, SU-HSE

14.40 16.00 Session 2. Teaching and Researching G8

Chair: Lev Yakobson, First Vice Rector of the SU-HSE

Key position papers for debate

14.40 15.00 Researching G8: transformation of the education topic status in the G8 priorities agenda

Marina Larionova, Vice Rector of the SU-HSE

15.00 15.20 Educating the Global community about G8

Madeline Koch, Managing Director, G8 Research Group, University of Toronto

15.20 16.00 Discussion

Main Discussants:

Valeriy Sakharov, Head of the Department of Education and Science, Russian Commission for UNESCO

Irina Arzhanova, Deputy Head for Development of Programme Activities

Maxim Braterskiy, Executive Director of the School of Russian Studies, SU-HSE

Tatyana Zakaurtseva, Head of the Centre for Transatlantic Studies, Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Evgeniy Kutovoy, Professor, Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia

Victoria Panova, Regional Director for Russia, G8 Research Group, University of Toronto

Andrei Melville, Vice Rector, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University)

Expert opinion

Halter Marek

02.12.06

Halter Marek
Le College de France
Olivier Giscard dEstaing

02.12.06

Olivier Giscard dEstaing
COPAM, France
Mika Ohbayashi

02.12.06

Mika Ohbayashi
Institute for Sustainable Energy Poliy
Bill Pace

02.12.06

Bill Pace
World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy
Peter I. Hajnal

01.12.06

Peter I. Hajnal
Toronto University, G8 Research Group