BMI Annual Meeting: The International System in 2017

September 15-17, 2016

Helsinki, Finland

BMI Annual Meeting: The International System in 2017

September 15-17, 2016

Helsinki, Finland

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Agenda

15.9.2016

20:00 Reception/Dinner at the Vanajan Linna Hotel, Helsinki

16.9.1206

07:00 Breakfast at the Vanajan Linna Hotel, Helsinki

09: 00 Symposium: The International System in 2017

Convener: Dr. Boris Mints


09:15 Lead Lecture:
Mr. Sergei K. Dubinin,
Member of the Supervisory Council, JSC-VTB Bank, Former Chairman of the Bank of Russia 1995-1998.
The Third Millennium: Multipolar and Multivector World

09:45 Prof. Itai Sened, Head of BMI, Founding Chair, School of Social Studies and Chair of the Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University
BMI Celebrates One Year of Full Activity

10:00 Coffee Break

10:15 First Panel: Tension, Prospects and Complexities Between East and West

Prof. William T. Bianco, Department of Political Science, University of Indiana - Bloomington
Current U.S. Politics and its affect on International Relations with Europe, East and West

 

Ambassador René Nyberg, СEO, East Office of Finnish Industries 2008-2013, Former Ambassador of Finland to Russia and Germany
Current Russian Politics and its affect on International Relations with Europe, East and West

11:00 Discussion

 

11:15 Coffee Break

 

11:30 Second Panel: The Political Economy of Russian Engagement in Europe

Mr. Esa Härmälä, Former General Director at Metsähallitus (state forests and parks), Former General Director (energy) at the Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Energy and Agriculture Policies in Europe of the Third Millennium

 

Dr. Laura Solanko, Senior Advisor in BOFIT, Bank of Finland

Russia's Economic Transition: fiscal federalism and regional economic development in Russia

Mr. Kari Liuhto, Professor of International Business, Director, The Pan-European Institute

Russian Investments in EU

Raimo Valo, CEO, East Office of Finnish Industries

Industrial Policies in Europe of the Third Millennium

 

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Third Panel: Round Table on Global Affairs in 2017
Chair: Prof. Itamar Rabinovich, Former Ambassador of Israel to USA and President Emeritus of Tel Aviv University

 

Participants:
 

Mr. Esko Aho, Executive Chairman of Board of Directors, East Office of Finnish Industries, former prime minister of Finland
 

Prof. Armen Darbinian, Rector of Russian-Armenian State University and former Prime-Minister of Armenia
 

Mr. Remes Seppo Yukha, Co-Founder and Chairman of EOS Russia

 

14:45 Coffee Break

 

15:00 Key Note Speaker:
Prof. Simon Hix
, Harold Laski Professor of Political Science, London School of Economics and Political Science, Fellow of the British Academy
The Causes and Consequences of Brexit

 

15:30 Closing Lecture:
Mr. Václav Klaus, Co- Founder of the Václav Klaus Institute, former President of the Czech Republic
Did the Brexit referendum enhance the Chances for Much Needed Changes in Europe?

 

16:00 Discussion

 

16:30 BMI Steering committee – Business Meeting

20:00 Dinner

 

17.09.2016


10:00 Ph.D. Students Presentation
BMI Ph.D. Students:

Ms. Sagit Azari-Viesel: The Plight of the European Middle Class

 

Ms. Karen Umansky: Analysis of populist radical narratives in British party politics that led to the Brexit

 

10:30 Guided Summary group and drafting of the BMI white paper