Participation of Nikita Gryazin at the University Consortium 3rd Annual Conference “Relations between Russia and the Rest of Europe in a Shifting Global Environment” (London, UK)
Nikita Gryazin, Research Assistant at CCEIS and 2nd year Master Student, took part and reported at the University Consortium 3rd Annual Conference “Relations between Russia and the Rest of Europe in a Shifting Global Environment” (London, UK).
The conference considered and analyzed the existential challenges to the current international order. Participants from Russia, the EU and the USA discussed the current problems of European and Eurasian security, the balance of political and economic trends of integration and disintegration in Europe and Eurasia. The aim of the conference was to better understand the relations between Russia, Europe and the United States, as well as to present a vision of the future cooperation between them.
The organizers very positively estimated Nikita's essay on “The recent concept of Greater Eurasia. How might this influence Russia's engagement with Europe/EU?”, that is why he was given the status of Rapporteur of the Working Group #1 entitled “Comparative Dynamics of Cooperation and Disaggregation within Europe and Eurasia”. Following the sessions, Nikita presented the results of the group's work to widely known international experts from Russia, Europe and the United States.
The University Consortium is a partnership among five leading universities in Russia, the rest of Europe, and the United States – Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), the Davis Center at Harvard University, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. Together, the aim is to address the growing problems, tensions, and dangers posed by the profound crisis in relations among Russia, the European Union, and the United States and to cooperate in training a new generation of experts capable of enhancing understanding among these critical international players.