The fourth international forum ‘Russia and Iberoamerica in the Global World: History and Modernity’ will take place on 1–3 October 2019 in St. Petersburg. The Forum is the largest event in Russia involving experts on Latin America, Spain, and Portugal and one of the most representative in the world. The meetings at the Forum will focus on socio-political and economic processes in Latin America, its history and culture, prospects for Russian-Latin American cooperation, and the involvement of countries of the region in international relations.
The Forum is being organized by St. Petersburg State University, the Institute of Latin America of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Bering-Bellingshausen Institute for the Americas (Montevideo, Uruguay), and the Roscongress Foundation. The event is being supported by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Santander Bank, the Regional Coordinator of Economic and Social Research (CRIES), the Latin American Council for Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Mexican Political Science Association (AMECIP), and Icesi University, Colombia.
“The Forum ‘Russia and Iberoamerica in the Global World: History and Modernity’ is a contemporary communications platform used to determine Latin America’s development prospects for a multipolar world. We are seeing steady growth in Latin American representatives’ interest in the Foundation’s projects as well as the extent of their participation in our activities. As a co-organizer of the Forum, the Roscongress Foundation plays an important role by strengthening international cooperation in science and business”, Roscongress Foundation CEO and Chairman of the Board Alexander Stuglev said.
Prominent politicians, scientists, and journalists always take part in the Forum, which makes it a particularly important event as a discussion platform on Iberoamerican issues.
The Forum participants include: María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, Chairwoman of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (2018–2019); Dr. Manuel Antonio Garreton from the University of Chile; Victor Jeifets, Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Director of the Centre for Ibero-American Studies at Saint Petersburg State University; Andres Serbin, Director of the Regional Coordinator of Economic and Social Research (Argentina); Lazar Jeifets, Professor at the Department of American Studies at Saint Petersburg State University, Doctor of History, and Chairman of the Forum Organizing Committee; Vladimir Davydov, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Academic Supervisor of the Institute of Latin America of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and President of the Russian Association of Researchers of the Iberoamerican World; Isidro Morales Moreno, Editor-in-Chief of Latin American Policy; Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh; Lyudmila Okuneva, Chair of the Department of History and Politics of European and American Countries at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO); Ignacio Ramonet, Founder of the Spanish version of the newspaper Le Monde Diplomatique en español; María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop, author of biographies on Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez and Member of the European Parliament; Dr. Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, Professor at the University of Chile and a specialist on the study of economic reforms; Dr. Karina Batthyány, Head of the Latin American Council for Social Sciences; Beatriz de Jesús Sánchez Muñoz, Head of the Broad Front coalition and a former presidential candidate in Chile; Daniela Kravets Miranda, UN Special Rapporteur and former fellow at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and many others.
The Forum will feature more than seventy symposia on various topics, main sessions, and roundtables, presentations of books by Russian and foreign authors, open lectures by diplomats and experts as well as thematic exhibitions. On the eve of the official opening of the Forum, there will be an official unveiling ceremony for a monument to the founder of Uruguay, General Jose Gervasio Artigas (his bust was donated to Saint Petersburg State University by the Senate of Uruguay) and a photo exhibition devoted to the history of the World Cup that took place in Uruguay (timed to the joint bid of Argentina, Chile, and Paraguay to host the 2030 World Cup). The Forum will also include a recap of a competition of young researchers on Iberoamerica.
Venue: St. Petersburg, 1–3 Smolny Ulitsa, entrances 7, 8, and 9.