Primakov Readings Youth Session  — 2024
The Primakov Readings Youth Session is organised by the Primakov Center and Young Scholars Council of IMEMO under the aegis of the forum. The idea to create the Primakov Readings Youth Session emerged in 2017. The purpose of the event is to disseminate the intellectual heritage of the outstanding researcher and statesman Yevgeny Primakov and support young scholars of international relations. Every year the geography of the project expands and the number of participants increases, but the relevance and topical character of the questions raised by young scholars in their papers and reports remains unchanged.

The Youth Session of the Primakov Readings Forum 2024 will be held in Moscow on 22−27 June. The forum is titled 'Russia in Changing World Order: Challenges and Opportunities'. Based on the results of the applications process, we will determine a list of participants, who will have the opportunity to present a report at one of the panels of the Primakov Readings Youth Session, take part in workshops with leading specialists from IMEMO and other organisations, as well as participate in the Primakov Readings international forum. They will have the chance to meet prominent experts, government officials, and representatives of the business community.
On 25-26 June 2024, the World Trade Center will host the semi-digital X International Scientific and Expert Forum, the Primakov Readings: a discussion platform for analysing problems of world economy, politics and security with the participation of leading representatives of Russian and foreign research centers and think tanks. This year, the forum will be held for the tenth time and will coincide with the 95th anniversary of Evgeniy Primakov.

The event is organised by the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO), Primakov Center for International Cooperation, World Trade Centre and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
We invite graduate and postgraduate students, representatives of higher education institutions and research institutes, community-based and non-profit organisations, as well as independent experts aged from 21 to 35 years, who specialise in the issues of world economy and politics, international relations and security, international law, sociology and demography, and modern and contemporary history.
22-27 June 2024:
22 June: arrival day;
23-24 June: Youth Session;
25-26 June: Primakov Readings 2024 Forum;
27 June: departure day
Moscow, Russia.
Russian and English.
The organisers cover the costs of travel, accommodation, and meals for the competition winners. Consular fees for obtaining a Russian visa, travelling on the route from airport / railway station to hotel and to airport / railway station, medical insurance and PCR-test provided necessary are borne by the participants.
In order to take part in the competition it is necessary to fill in an application form (the deadline for applications is 5 May 2024, 23:59 MSK) and attach a package of the following documents:
  • a report on one of the above-mentioned topics of discussions according to the standard: from 10,000 to 13,000 characters with spaces, .docx format, Times New Roman text font, size 14, 1.0 spacing). The report should be written in Russian or English and contain references to sources;
  • a letter of recommendation issued by the university / institute / organization (.pdf, .jpg, .png);
  • additional documents characterising you as a specialist suitable for participation in the project (scientific papers, CVs, etc.);
  • a full-face photograph (for the participant information brochure).

*Priority during the selection process is given to applicants who have not previously participated in the Primakov Readings Youth Session.
Suggested topics for reports
The modern world is in a process of global transformation. The rivalry of major powers is increasing, new formats of cooperation are emerging, conflicts are escalating, new centres of economic power are developing, competition in innovation is intensifying, and the energy transition is under way. All these processes are intertwined and influence each other. At the Primakov Readings Youth Session we propose to analyse the changes taking place and to discuss whether we are witnessing the decline of globalisation or its new stage.