International youth webinar “The Scenario of COVID-19 across the Globe: BRICS and beyond”
On June 15, 2020 National Committee on BRICS Research and BRICS Russia Expert Council held the International youth webinar “The Scenario of COVID-19 across the Globe: BRICS and beyond”.
Today, when COVID-19 swept the world, the increased involvement of civil society is vital to address the crisis. As representatives of major emerging countries with global influence, BRICS need to act together in solidarity and cooperate in the interest of the well-being of the humankind. Young people from BRICS countries can and should become the change-makers bringing new ideas and innovation.
This webinar aimed to have young experts from all over the world presenting the overall impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in their countries, by answering the following questions:
What are the social, economic and political impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in your country?
What is the role for BRICS in the changing reality?
What can the youth do to help?
Welcome address: 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
Moderator: Ms. Valeriia GORBACHEVA, GR-Director of the National Committee on BRICS Research, Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics RAS
Co-moderator: Ms. Ksenia SHEVTSOVA, Chief specialist, BRICS Russia Expert Council
Ms. Milena MEGRE, Master student in International Relations, MGIMO University
Mr. Vitor MOURA, Political scientist
“Social, economic and political impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for Brazil” (presentation)
Ms. Beatriz PONTES, Master student in International Relations, Rio de Janeiro State University
“Social inequality within the Brazilian school and pandemic contexts”
Mr. Vitor LENGRUBER, Student in International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (BRICS Educational Internship Program)
Mr. Cristiano ALVES DE LIMA, Student, Estácio de Sá
Mr. Igor SEMENOVSKIY, Political scientist, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
Ms. Valeria PRONINA, Master student in International Relations, St. Petersburg State University
“The contradictions of the globalization and deglobalization processes amid at the COVID-19 pandemic: The world and BRICS” (presentation)
Ms. Anastasia PYATACHKOVA, Researcher, HSE University
“China's response to coronavirus and its implications for BRICS” (presentation)
Mr. Mikhail LARKOV, Bachelor student in International Relations, Lomonosov Moscow State University
“Forced digitalization and its impact on higher and supplementary education in course of the COVID-19 pandemic” (presentation)
Mr. Vitaly SAVENKOV, Advisor on International Relations at the Russkiy Technopark, Far Eastern Federal University
Ms. Nina LADYGINA-GLAZOUNOVA, Research Fellow in International Relations (BRICS Studies), St. Petersburg State University
Dr. Mohd Nayyer RAHMAN, Assistant Professor, Aligarh Muslim University
“Attracting FDI for BRICS in post COVID-19”
Ms. Dhwani JAIN, President, SRPM
“Role of Civil Society in view of the global pandemic”
Ms. Anita DKHAR, PhD student in International Relations, RUDN University
Mr. Vikram SUHAG, PhD student in Political Sciences, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Prof. Wu Fei, University of Ginan
“Public Diplomacy interaction between BRICS and West when BRICS Lead Economic recovery After COVID-19”
Ms. Xue Furong, Master student, Far Eastern Federal University
“The impact of COVID-19 on youth in China” (presentation)
Ms. Fan Tianyi, Student in General Medicine, Hebei University of Engineering
Mr. Ma Zhenghao, Bachelor student, Beijing Foreign Studies University
“Paradigm of public health system in different countries under the context of coronavirus” (presentation)
Mr. Raymond MATLALA, Chairman, South African BRICS Youth Association
“The impact of COVID-19 on youth in South Africa”
Ms. Sphiwe DLAMINI, Head of Marketing and Communication, South African BRICS Youth Association
“COVID-19 and the education system in South Africa”
Mr. Thando MATHENJWA, Master student in Development Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Mr. Kenneth Jim Joseph JIMENO, Foreign Service Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines (Philippines)
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.