In the framework of the annual "Riga Dialogue" conference, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert- Stiftung, Nuclear Threat Initiative, European Leadership Network, and Russian International Affairs Council, invites you to the public debate: "Challenged and Changing Political Leadership in West-Russia Relations" which will take place on October 1 | 17:30-19:00 (EEST) | Wellton Riverside SPA Hotel, Riga.
Please confirm your participation by filling the registration form here.
- Christoph Matschie, Member of the German Bundestag, Deputy Speaker of the working group on Foreign Affairs of the social democratic parliamentary group
- Victoria Panova, Vice President for International Relations of Far Eastern Federal University (remotely)
- James Sherr, Senior Fellow of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the International Centre for Defence & Security and Associate Fellow of Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House
- Margarita Šešelgytė, Director of Institute of International Relations and Political Science (IIRPS), Vilnius University
Moderator: Andris Sprūds, Director of Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Professor at the Riga Stradiņš University.
The "Riga Dialogue" conference gathers high-level policy-makers and experts from the European Union, the United States, Russian Federation, and the neighboring countries aiming to discuss current challenges to Euro-Atlantic security and provide policy recommendations for building a more stable security environment.
The event is free of charge and will take place in English. Please note that in-person participation will be allowed only for COVID-19 certificate holders. Please register responsibly, do not attend an event if you feel unwell or have any of the symptoms of COVID-19. A video broadcast of the event will be available.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!