Russia, Moscow,
November 9-10, 2017


Significance of the Grand Challenges, such as Climate Change, terrorism or bio-threats is constantly growing, while geopolitical competition among major powers aggravates the situation. One of the most important issues appears to be a new generation of emerging technologies, which strongly impacts existing and creates new Grand Challenges, becomes a source of political, economic and social problems and fierce international competition.

Discussions on the emerging technologies are quite intense, but they have not yet reached the point, which allows to analyze comprehensively existing problems and find mutually acceptable solutions for societies, nations and international community.

On November 9-10, 2017 leading world experts will gather in Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO; Russia, Moscow) to discuss the impact of emerging technologies on military threats, industrial and energy development, digital economy, cybersecurity dilemmas and other pressing issues. The conference would focus on framing common approaches to avoid growing risks and conflicts.

«Emerging Technologies: Societal Challenges and Global Governance» conference is jointly organized by the Atlantic Council and IMEMO with financial support of Global Challenges Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York to find the answers, that may strengthen global security, ensure economic and social development, avoid possible risks and conflicts in the context of emerging technologies.

Cooperating with the partner think-tanks of Asia, Europe and the Americas, the Atlantic Council and IMEMO will seek for further mobilization of expert community to elaborate new approaches and solutions to address the Grand Challenges, associated with the emerging technologies, in the interest of global development and future generations.


November 9, 2017

Welcoming speech by acad. A.A. Dynkin and prof. Matthew Burrows 

Panel section «Security and stability in the era of breakthrough technologies» 

Panel section «Biotech and Geo- engineering: Challenges and Development»    

Presentation by R.G. Vasilov «Biotechnologies and global problems» 

Presentation by V.G. Gorshkov «Biotic regulation of the environment» 

 Panel section «Global Energy Transformation» 

Presentation by V.V. Drebentsov «Oil and Gas Markets and Energy Transition» 

 Presentation by Dr. Ole Langniss «New technologies in the energy sector» 

Presentation by Dr. Itai Sened «Revolution in the field of renewable energy sources» 

 Panel section «Advanced production in the economy of the future» 

Presentation by Dr. Uday B. Desai «Global Making: Advanced Production in the Future Economy» 

 Presentation by Dr. Lee Jae Kyu «Emerging Technologies: Societal Challenges and Global Governance» 

 November 10, 2017

Panel session «Challenges of breakthrough technologies for global governance»

Introductory speech by acad. A.A. Dynkin 

Speech by Matthew Barrows 

Speech by A.N. Klepach 

Speech by Dr. Christina Schori Liang 

Presentation by Dr. Christina Schori Liang «Global Cooperation on Cybersecurity to avoid Catastrophic Risk» 

 Speech by Dr. Jim Foster 

Speech by A.V. Lomanov 

Speech by Ben Rhee 

Speech by I.V. Danilin 

Presentation by Dr. Ivan Danilin «Poll rtsults» 

 Concluding speeches by A. A. Dynkin and Matthew Burrows 




Acad. Alexander A. Dynkin is one of the leading Russian specialists in the world economy and international politics. His research areas comprise the issues of economic growth, forecasting, energy, international comparisons, the patterns of innovation development, global issues, and international security. He is the President of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) (Russian Academy of Science).

Dynkin created the scientific school for the study of innovation economy and this school is well-known both in Russia and abroad. He developed the methodology of the long-term socio-economic forecast, prepared the series of long and short term forecasts of the world economy.

Professional background: 1998-1999 – Economic Advisor to the Chairman of the Government. 2003-2007 – Board Member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. 2004-2008 – Member of the Council on Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship under the Government of the Russian Federation..


Dr. Mathew J. Burrows serves as the director of the Atlantic Council's Strategic Foresight Initiative in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. He was appointed counselor to the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in 2007 and director of the Analysis and Production Staff (APS) in 2010. As director of APS, Burrows was responsible for managing a staff of senior analysts and production technicians who guide and shepherd all NIC products from inception to dissemination. He was the principal drafter for the NIC publication Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, which received widespread recognition and praise in the international media and among academics and think tanks. In 2005, he was asked to set up and direct the NIC's new Long Range Analysis Unit, which is now known as the Strategic Futures Group.

Burrows graduated from Wesleyan University in 1976 and received a PhD in European history from Cambridge University, England in 1983.



Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) – is one the key Russian think tanks, focused on the research of major trends in international politics and global economy. It is named by “The Global Go to Think Tank Index” among 50 leading non-American think tanks.

The Institute cooperates with major Russian and foreign research centers, major public and private companies as well as federal and regional government bodies in Russia.



The Atlantic Council – is world-reknown American non-government think tank. The Council manages research programs on political and economic, as well as security issues in Asia, North and South America and Europe.

Currently Atlantic Council manages ten regional centers and functional programs related to international security and global economic prosperity.



Global Challenges Foundation – is a non-partisan not-for-profit Swedish foundation, focused on supporting actions to incite deeper understanding of the most pressing global risks to humanity - and to catalyze new ways of tackling them.

The Foundation work is based on the belief that global challenges require global solutions and new forms of international cooperation are urgently needed in order to secure acceptable living conditions for future generations.



Carnegie Corporation of New York – is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential of American grantmaking foundations.

The Corporation devotes unremitting effort toward the two issues Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace and the advancement of education and knowledge.



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