On March 5-6, 2024, Moscow will host the IX International Scientific and Practical Conference “Far East and Arctic: Sustainable Development”, the main organizer of which is our long-time partner the Interregional Scientific, Technological, Business and Educational Partnership “Sustainable Development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation”.


This year, the Northern Forum is co-organizing the round table "International Cooperation: Opportunities and Prospects", which will be moderated by Nikolay Korchunov, Ambassador at Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Senior Arctic Official of the Russian Federation.


Topics for discussion:
− Protection of national interests in the Arctic and development of international dialogue;
− Main results and conclusions of Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021 – 2023;
− Scenarios of Western countries and scenarios of Russia on the future architecture of international cooperation in the Arctic and the Far East: is consensus possible?;
− State, regional and expert levels of cooperation;
− Consolidation of federal, regional authorities, non-profit and international organizations in order to develop a unified Russian position on cooperation in the Arctic and the Far East;
− Horizons and geography of Russia’s cooperation in the Arctic and Far East with non-Arctic countries and regions;
− Priority areas of international cooperation in Russia;
− Tourism as a driver for the development of the Far Eastern and Arctic territories.



Anton Vasiliev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, Vice-President of the Russian Polar Explorers Association, The Northern Forum Goodwill Ambassador.

Vladimir Vasilev, Executive Director, The Northern Forum; President, The Northern Forum Academy.

Mr. Guo Peiqing, Professor, Director, Polar Center of the Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China.

Sergey Grinyaev, General Director, ANO "Center for Strategic Assessments and Forecasts"

Valery Zhuravel, Associate Professor, Leading Researcher, Department of Country Studies, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head, Center for Arctic Research.

Yulia Zvorykina, Professor, International Institute of Energy Policy, MGIMO, The Northern Forum Goodwill Ambassador.

Halldor Johannsson, Director, Arctic Portal, Akureyri, Iceland.

Rabia Kalfaoglu, Assistant Professor, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Türkiye.

Alexander Pelyasov, General Director, Institute of Regional Consulting, Professor, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, The Northern Forum Goodwill Ambassador

Hide Sakaguchi, President, Ocean Policy Research Institute, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Tokyo, Japan.

Irina Strelnikova, co-director of the educational program "International Relations: European and Asian Studies", Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Regional Studies, Faculty of World Economy and World Politics, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

Mads Fredriksen, Executive Director, Arctic Economic Council, Tromsø, Norway.

Paul Fuhs, Honorary President of the Alaska Maritime Exchange, member of the Arctic Economic Council commissions, member of the International Expert Group on the Northern Sea Route, The Northern Forum Goodwill Ambassador, Anchorage, USA.

Lassi Heininen, Professor at the University of Lapland, Editor-in-Chief of the Arctic Yearbook, Rovaniemi, Finland.

Mr. Jiao Jian, Deputy General Director for Foreign Economic Cooperation, Xuan Yuan Group Investment Company, Harbin, China.

Vladimir Miloslavsky, Deputy Head of the Municipality “Bulunsky Ulus”, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).


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