Yaroslavl Global Policy Forum (GPF)
is a permanent international platform for on-going intellectual discussions and practical definition of directions of development of the modern state and its role in ensuring security and stability of the modern world.
The Forum is traditionally held in Yaroslavl (Russia) under the auspices of President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.
2009 - International Conference “The Modern State and Global Security”
The International Conference “The Modern State and Global Security” was held under the aegis of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedevdederpdedurr.
President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Spain Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is a member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party . He was elected for two terms as Prime Minister of Spain, in the 2004 and 2008 general elections. On 2 April 2011 he announced he will not stand for re-election in 2012...
, Prime Minister of France Francois Fillon
François Charles Armand Fillon is the Prime Minister of France. He was appointed to that office by President Nicolas Sarkozy on 17 May 2007. He served initially until 13 November 2010 when he resigned from being prime minister before a planned cabinet reshuffle.On 14 November 2010, Sarkozy...
took part in the Conference.
Attendants of the International Conference discussed questions of new standards of state construction and democracy and also what a modern state should be like, how it should act and progress in order to secure freedoms and well-being of citizens and contribute to global stability.
Over 550 representatives of 18 countries – Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Poland, Russia, Sri-Lanka, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and the United States gathered in Yaroslavl.
Four theme discussion panels – Sections – worked during the International Conference:
SECTION 1: 'Social Responsibility of a Modern State as a Global Stability Factor
SECTION 2: 'The Modern State: Diversity of Democratic Experience
SECTION 3: 'Interstate Cooperation and Efficiency of Global Institutions
SECTION 4: 'The Modern State against Terrorism, Separatism and Xenophobia
Journalists from 165 media from different countries of the world covered the news from the Conference. Yarslavl Forum is awaited to become an annual international intellectual panel.
2010 - Global Policy Forum 'The Modern State: Standards of Democracy and Criteria of Efficiency'
Yaroslavl, which celebrated its millennium in 2010, brought together influential statesmen and politicians, representatives of business community, including businessmen innovators; leaders of science and education; experts in the field of political science, economics and law from many countries.
Global Policy Forum 'The Modern State: Standards of Democracy and Criteria of Efficiency' was held under patronage of President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.
Global Policy Forum continued the discussion started the International Conference 'Modern State and Global Security' about the role and the place of modern states in ensuring safe and sustainable development.
The Global Policy Forum - 2010 worked in four sections:
SECTION 1: 'The State as an Instrument of Technological Modernization;
SECTION 2: 'Standards of Democracy and the Diversity of Democratic Experiences;
SECTION 3: 'New Challenges and the Concept of International Law;
SECTION 4: 'Regional Systems of Global Security.
Global Policy Forum was held during the celebrations of the millennial anniversary of Yaroslavl. Guests and participants of Global Policy Forum took part in the ceremonial and cultural events of the hospitable Russian city, fairly called the Pearl of the Golden Ring of Russia.
Languages of Global Policy Forum were: Russian, English, Chinese, Korean, Italian, German, Portuguese, French and Japanese.
2011 - Global Policy Forum 'The modern state in the age of social diversity'
The 2011 Global Policy Forum, which will be held in September, is devoted to the subject 'The modern state in the age of social diversity'.
The Forum will traditionally take place in the Russian city of Yaroslavl under the auspices of President of the Russian Federation Mr. Dmitry A. Medvedev.
In 2011 the Yaroslavl Forum will focus on the issue of efficient performance of modern democratic states in the age of social diversity.
The panelists are aimed to try in Yaroslavl to dwell on the issues that jointly outline the ways of solving the problems that modern states are facing today.
Global Policy Forum serves as a platform for representatives of various countries to jointly generate criteria of modern efficient democratic statehood. These are such standards, which are jointly determined and accepted by all, that work for the purpose of building a fair, balanced, sustainable world order that would ensure decent existence of mankind.
The Global Policy Forum - 2011 will work in three sections:
Section 1. 'Democratic institutions in multiethnic societies
The section is devoted to analyzing the experience of designing and building democratic institutions in multiethnic societies of the modern world. Russia has historically been composed of numerous ethnic communities, civilizations, cultural and religious groups. Russia's experience in building democracy is to be discussed in the context of other plural societies, including, among others, India, the United States, Brazil, and the European Union. Is cultural and ethnic homogeneity essential for effective democracy? How are policies of diversity combined with democratic standards in countries populated by numerous ethnic groups? How can full representation of small and big ethnic groups be guaranteed in the government of democratic nations? What can ensure sustainable development of modern states in the era when doubts about multiculturalism are growing stronger and stronger? One of the topics to be discussed at the section is the efficiency of democratic institutions and practices against challenges of illegal migration, ethnic apartness, separatism, and fundamentalism.
Moderator of the section:
Vyacheslav NIKONOV, Dean of the Faculty of Public Administration, Moscow State University
Section 2. 'The rich and the poor: where is justice?
Section participants will make an attempt to elaborate practical recommendations for modern states, including strategies of economic development, conflicts and crises management - all these are processes directly influencing the formation of national and global political and economic cultures. The goals of the discussion are identification and improvement of key mechanisms for reducing inequalities both inside countries and on the global scale.
Moderator of the section:
FADEEV Valery - Editor-in-chief of Expert magazine, Director of the Institute for Public Planning.
Section 3. 'Global security and local conflicts
The potential emergence of new local conflicts remains high and one of the global security and international agenda priorities is to prevent such conflicts in due time. The settlement of 'frozen conflicts' with far-reaching dangerous consequences is also of great interest.
The objectives in this case are: the search of consensus policy solutions for governments in this sphere, development of existing mechanisms and creation of new institutions, as and when necessary; the elaboration of efficient ways of cooperation between governments, global and regional institutions; the formulation and agreement on common conflict resolution principles taking into account the peculiarities of every conflict.
These and other complex questions, put into the forefront by the task of enhancement of global security, require hard work of international experts, new analytical approaches and proposals for governments and international organizations.
Moderator of the section:
YURGENS Igor - Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development, professor at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics.
Languages of Global Policy Forum are: Russian, English, Chinese, Korean, Italian, German, Portuguese, French and Japanese.
Annual Meeting in Yaroslavl
- The International Conference:
Attendants of the International Conference discussed questions of new standards of state construction and democracy and also what a modern state should be like, how it should act and progress in order to secure freedoms and well-being of citizens and contribute to global stability. In the sections' work took part the main following participants: Gianfranco Poggi, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Dhanapala Jayantha
Professor Jayantha Dhanapala is a member of the Board of Sponsors of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and a governing board member of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Dr. Dhanapala was Sri Lanka's official candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the United Nations,...
, Immanuel Wallerstein
Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein is a US sociologist, historical social scientist, and world-systems analyst...
, Alexandr Rahr, John Naisbitt
John Naisbitt is an American author and public speaker in the area of futures studies. His first book Megatrends was published in 1982. It was the result of almost ten years of research. It was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years, mostly as #1...
, Ian Shapiro
Ian Shapiro, Ph.D., Yale University, 1983, J.D., Yale Law School, 1987, is Sterling professor of political science and Henry R. Luce director of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, now called the MacMillan Center. His research interests center on sociological aspects of economics...
, Alvin Toffler
Alvin Toffler is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity....
, Parag Khanna
Dr. Parag Khanna is an Indian American author and international relations expert. He is a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Research Fellow in the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. and Director of...
, Craig Calhoun
Craig Calhoun is an American sociologist and an advocate of using social science to address issues of public concern. He is president of the Social Science Research Council, University Professor of the Social Sciences at New York University and Director of NYU's...
, Jiaxuan Tang
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, Amy Chua
Amy L. Chua is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She joined the Yale faculty in 2001 after teaching at Duke Law School. Prior to starting her teaching career, she was a corporate law associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton...
- Global Policy Forum worked for two days.
- September, 9, 2010 - plenary session and the sections’ meeting
- September, 10, 2010 - plenary meetings and the Intersection panel on the Treaty on European Security
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During the Forum - 2010 President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev held a meeting with President of the Republic of Korea Mr. Lee Myung-bak
Lee Myung-bak is the President of South Korea. Prior to his presidency, he was the CEO of Hyundai Engineering and Construction and the mayor of Seoul. He is married to Kim Yoon-ok and has three daughters and one son. His older brother is Lee Sang-deuk, a South Korean politician. He attends the...
, Prime Minister of Italy Mr. Silvio Berlusconi
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, Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Yukio Hatoyama
is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan between 16 September 2009 and 2 June 2010, and was the first ever Prime Minister from the modern Democratic Party of Japan....
as well as the representatives of prominent government and public authoroties.
On the Forum - 2010 the following reports prepared by the internationai experts were presented:
•“Modernization of Russia: from theory to practice”
(by Erik Reiner, Rainer Katte, Dan Medovniko etc);
•“Yaroslavl Roadmap 10-15-20: 10 years to implement, 15 steps to take, 20 pitfalls to avoid”
(by Dr. Karin Ezbiansky Pavese, The New York Academy of Sciences; Dr. Christopher Hayter, The New York Academy of Sciences; Daniel M. Satinsky, Esq., MALD, Russia Innovation Collaborative and BEA Associates etc);
•“Russian Democracy: from sustainability to renewal”
(by Anatol Lieven
Peter Paul Anatol Lieven is a British author, journalist, and policy analyst. He is presently a Senior Researcher at the New America Foundation, where he focuses on US global strategy and the War on Terrorism, Associated Scholar of the Transnational Crisis Project, Chair of International...
, John Dann, Zigmunt Bauman, Philippe C. Schmitter
Philippe C. Schmitter is an Emeritus Professor of the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute....
, Romano Prodi
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, Adrian Pabst, Roberto Mangabeira Unger
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- The Institute for Public Planning
- Institute of Contemporary Development
- Yaroslavl Demidov State University
The Yaroslavl Demidov State University is an institution of higher education in Yaroslavl, Russia. In 1918, Yaroslavl Demidov State University became a successor university to the Demidov Lyceum, originally founded in 1803.-The Higher School of Sciences:...
In 2010 the city of Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl is a city and the administrative center of Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, located northeast of Moscow. The historical part of the city, a World Heritage Site, is located at the confluence of the Volga and the Kotorosl Rivers. It is one of the Golden Ring cities, a group of historic cities...
is celebrating its 1000th anniversary
In the course of centuries Yaroslavl was playing an important role in formation and development of the Russian statehood. Today the city is a significant cultural centre of Russia. Yaroslavl is a true outdoor museum. In the territory of the city 785 protected monuments are located, out of them 176 of federal and 231 of local significance.
In 2005 the historical centre of Yaroslavl was included in the UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations...
World Heritage List.
The 1000th anniversary of Yaroslavl was planned as a large-scale project, implying making the city more comfortable for living, laying the foundations for long-term development.
The visit of the President of the Russian Federation, members of the government of the Russian Federation, heads of foreign states, governors of Russian regions, heads of leading Russian and foreign companies, working in Russia, took place on the 1000th anniversary of Yaroslavl.
- http://en.gpf-yaroslavl.ru/ Global Policy Forum official website
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaroslavl#History Yaroslavl, the place of Global Policy Forum