With global economic power shifting East, a century of pax-American power is on the wane and new multilateral decision making frameworks are taking shape, with China, the EU, India, Russia and the US all playing key roles. This period of transition to a more multi-polar global governance creates opportunities as well as risks for Russia as it seeks to stabilize economic environment and ensure national security.
1) What are Russia's strategic options as it is adjusting to the rapid shift in global economic power towards East? What are the potential opportunities and risks with these scenarios?
2) What are Russia's key priorities as it seeks to shape a new multi-polar future?
3) How might investors and business adjust their strategies as global power becomes more dispersed?
* Alexei Pivovarov, Anchor, NTV Television company OJSC
* Anders Åslund, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
* Petr Aven, President, Alfa-Bank
* Timothy Flynn, Chairman, KPMG International
* Sergei Guriev, Rector, New Economic School
* Robert D. Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs
* Sergei Ivanov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
* Andrew C. Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, USA
* Dr. Klaus Mangold, Chairman, Eastern Committee of German Industry
* Lanxin Xiang, Professor, International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies
* Dmitry Trenin, Director, Carnegie Moscow Center
* Artyom Volynets, Director for Coporate Strategy, UC RUSAL