The Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on International Order and Sino-Russian Relations
On May 14, 2020 Russian National Committee on BRICS Research and BRICS Russia Expert Council in cooperation with China Council for the BRICS Think Tank Cooperation held the Russia-China Expert Online Workshop, titled “The Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on International Order and Sino-Russian Relations”.
The experts focused their analysis on the Sino‑Russian relations within the global breakdown of COVID-19. Does the pandemic herald a newly strengthened Sino‑Russian partnership? What will be the affect of COVID‑19 on the global governance architecture, technological paradigm, security system? What is the role for BRICS in the changing reality?
Moderator: Dr. Victoria PANOVA, Managing Director of the National Committee on BRICS Research, Scientific Supervisor of the BRICS Russia Expert Council, Vice-President for International Relations of the Far Eastern Federal University
— Prof. Georgy TOLORAYA, Vice-Chairman of the Board of the National Committee on BRICS Research
— Prof. Alexei MASLOV, Director of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
— Prof. Alexei VOSKRESSENSKI, Director of the Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects, MGIMO University
— Dr. Vassily KASHIN, Head of the CCEIS Section of International military-political and military-economic problems, HSE University
— Dr. Artyom LUKIN, Deputy Director for Research at the School of Regional and International Studies and Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University
— Mr. Mikhail KOROSTIKOV, sinologist, political analyst
Moderator: Dr. Luan Jianzhang, Director General of the Research Office of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee，Secretary General of China Council for BRICS Think-tank Cooperation (CCBTC)
— Dr. Ruan Zongze, Executive Vice President, China Institute of International Studies
— Prof. Dr. Gao Fei, Vice President, China Foreign Affairs University
— Prof. Dr. Yang Chen, Professor of School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Shanghai International Studies University
— Prof. Dr. Shen Yi, Professor of School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Director of the BRCIS Research Center, Fudan University
— Dr. Zhang Xin, Deputy Director of Centre for Russian Studies, East China Normal University
— Dr. Zhu Zhaoyi, Deputy Director of BRCIS Research Center, University of International Business and Economics
National Committee on BRICS Research is a non-profit academic think tank, created in 2011. The primary goal of the Committee is to promote Russia’s position and its expert assessments internationally, and to coordinate the activities of leading research organizations and experts regarding BRICS. With Russia’s Chairmanship of BRICS in 2015 and 2020, the Committee’s work has acquired special importance. The National Committee on BRICS Research is an integral part of all the main activities being conducted by the Russian Federation in the framework of its BRICS Chairmanship.
BRICS Russia Expert Council was created in 2019 to carry out scientific research, expert advisory and analytical activities within the framework of preparing and ensuring the Chairmanship of the Russian Federation in the BRICS association with the participation of the National Committee on BRICS Research on the basis of the structural subdivision of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Service under the President of the Russian Federation. The main purpose of the BRICS Expert Council is to organize and carry out research, create expert platforms, work out meaningful issues of ensuring the activity of Russia in the BRICS association, including within the framework of its Chairmanship in 2020, and study the strategies of developing countries and new international formats.
China Council for the BRICS Think Tank Cooperation was created in 2017 to round up 63 think tanks across the country, The major goal of the Council is to provide intellectual support in improving BRICS cooperation.