On March 21, 2018, Center for Support and Development of Public Initiatives, Creative Diplomacy
, launches the second installment of Meeting Russia. Meeting Russia
seeks to facilitate dialogue between rising leaders interested in Russia and contribute to the discussion about Russia–West.
The program brings together two dozen international participants from eleven countries, including the United States, EU members, Canada, and Japan, for three days of meetings and discussions focused on Russia's foreign policy. Program agenda features visits to the Russian Foreign Ministry, State Duma, Russian International Affairs Council, and Carnegie Moscow Center, talks with top security, politics, and economics experts, and peer dialogue with younger generation professionals from Russia. Meeting Russia
participants have been selected from over 350 applicants representing 64 nations. Participants come from diverse backgrounds including journalism, think tanks and academia, and international organizations.
First launched in 2017, Meeting Russia
is a Public Diplomacy Program for Young Leaders. It is designed and run by Creative Diplomacy as its landmark international program. Meeting Russia is funded from presidential grants, provided through the National Charity Foundation in 2016
and through the Presidential Grant Foundation in 2017
More information about Meeting Russia 2017
.Photo by Azat Satlykov.