A key theme of the discussion club “Valdai” will be the problem of war and peace


MOSCOW, October 12. The problem of war and peace will be a key theme of the XII session of the International discussion club “Valdai”.

“The conference theme this year: “War and peace: man, the state and the threat of conflict in the twenty-first century”, said at a press conference in the Chairman of the Board of the Fund of development and support of the club “Valdai” Andrey Bystritsky.

“The theme is clear what caused. This, of course, first of all, the fundamental question of war and peace. The issue that was discussed by all mankind while mankind exists, and will continue to be discussed,” he said.

“The current situation in the world arouses anxiety and makes really talk about future threats, how to develop the management of war and peace that in the end, more natural, acceptable state – peace or war”, – said the Chairman of the Board of the Fund.

Bystritskii also informed that the meeting will be attended by 129 people, “of which 88 were foreigners and 41 of the Russian party”. According to him, the session will in particular focus on the following questions: “does the world Need war”, “Clash of realities in the era of total communication”, “Problems of Economics in a globally interdependent world,” and “Diplomacy of the XXI century”.

Particular attention to “inclusive markets”

The organizers of the international discussion club “Valdai” plan to pay special attention to “markets of education, science and culture”, uniting the country, despite political and economic conflicts, told in turn by the rector of the Higher school of economy Yaroslav Kuzminov. “Identification of new markets, which I call “combining new markets.” The education, science and culture,” he said.

According to Kuzminov, the sustainability of these markets is explainable. “There are things that allow you to keep the dialogue even in conditions of tough confrontation of interests. All countries are interested in maintaining and developing these markets. People continue to maintain interest to each other as if above the contradictions that divide their countries and economic interests,” he explained.

HSE rector noted that the meeting of the club is scheduled to make a report on unifying markets. “And in the spring we plan to hold “Valdai” in the new format on the market that unite us,” he added.

Discussion club “Valdai”

XII annual meeting of the International discussion club “Valdai” in Sochi will be held from 19 to 22 October 2015. The conference will bring together political and public figures, reputable foreign and Russian experts.

International discussion club “Valdai” was created in 2004. Over the years the Club attended more than 900 representatives of the global scientific community from 62 countries. In the framework of the annual meetings of the Club members traditionally meet with the Russian President and other senior officials of the country.