Council of Young Scientists and Specialists

Next meeting: 20.04.2023 .

The Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO), Moscow, will host the International Young Scholars Conference «Regions and Spaces: How We Define Them in International Studies».


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Co-chair: Alexey Davydov
Co-chair: Maria Khorolskaya

Graduate students and researchers of IMEMO initiated the re-creation of the Council of Young Scientists and Specialists* in 2003 in order to enhance scientific communication and creative interaction between young researchers. Efforts of young professionals are focused on the study of interdisciplinary problems of the world economy and politics.

Board Members meet regularly to discuss the burning issues of world economy and international relations, also to exchange opinions on papers and monographs by the young scientists, and for round table discussions with the participation of leading specialists.

Annual Scientific Conferences conducted with the support of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences gained particular importance for the Council. The conferences are popular among young scientists – economists, political scientists, historians, geographers, as well as graduate students not only from IMEMO, but also from other leading Moscow and regional research centers and universities. The Council established a creative interaction with young researchers from other institutions related to the Department of Global Issues and International Relations RAN, also with the Institute of Economics RAN, the Institute of World History RAN, Moscow State University, MGIMO (University), Ministry of Foreign Affairs RF, Nizhniy Novgorod University, Perm University, Yaroslavl University and other regional universities.

The follow-up to the conferences can be found in the Reports, published as part of the ongoing publication “World Development” by IMEMO. Find more on our web-site in “Publications”.

More than 20 young researchers and graduate students IMEMO are actively involved in the work of the Council. For all enquiries, please contact: (

  • on the issue "Political science and International Relations" please contact Maria Khorolskaya – the co-chair of the Council, Research Fellow of the Department for European Political Studies, PhD (Politics);
  • on the issue "Regional Studies" please contact Alexey Davydov – the co-chair of the Council, Research Fellow of the Center for North American Studies, PhD (Politics).

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In order to apply for an internship please send us to:
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3) covering letter providing the following information:
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b) the field of your scientific interests/ the topic of your Master thesis or Ph.D. thesis;
c) the desired term of your internship.

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