RACS-CERBA 14th International Conference:
"Russian-Canadian Relations: From Economics To Culture"
December 15-16, 2017, Institute of the USA and Canada, Teterenskiy pereulok 12, bld. 5, Conference Hall (3rd Floor), Moscow, Russia
Dear CERBA Members and Friends,
CERBA is happy to be a partner of Russian Association for Canadian Studies (RACS) in the organization of RACS 14th International Conference, which will take place on December 15-16, 2017 in Moscow in the Conference Hall of the Institute of the USA and Canada.
This year’s conference "Russian-Canadian Relations: From Economics To Culture" is dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Federation and the 50th Anniversary of ISKRAN.
Participation in the conference for CERBA Members is free of charge.
The first part of the Conference will be devoted exclusively to economics and business themes including Northern and Arctic issues, the appropriate themes include but are not limited to the following: promoting peace and security in the Arctic, developing natural resources, providing economic prosperity in the North, improving Aboriginal life, protecting the natural environment, learning from Northern cultural heritage, and enlarging international cooperation in the North and Arctic.
The second part will allow the contribution from Canadianists in different areas covering the themes of domestic social policies and cultural developments. Any other theme relevant to Canadian Studies (Canadian history, literature, etc.) will be also considered.
RACS 14th International Conference
Dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Federation and the 50th Anniversary of ISKRAN
DATE: Friday-Saturday, December 15-16, 2017
TIME: Friday 12:30-19:00
VENUE: Institute of the USA and Canada, Teterenskiy pereulok 12, bld. 5, Conference Hall (3rd Floor), Moscow
RSVP: CERBA Moscow office, [email protected]
Tatyana R. Kuzmina, PhD, RACS President, [email protected]
LANGUAGE: Russian, English, French
Please find below the program for the upcoming conference:
15 December (Friday)
12:30 – Registration
13:00 – Plenary Session I «Russia and Canada: Evolution of Cooperation»
Rogov S.M., Academician of RAS, Scientific Chief of Institute of US and Canada RAS, Honorary President of RACS
H.E. John R. Kur, Ambassador of Canada to the Russian Federation
Garbuzov V.N., Professor, Director of the Institute of US and Canada RAS
Nathan Hunt, Chairman of the CERBA Moscow Board of Directors
Tatyana R. Kuzmina, Ph.D. President RACS, Leading Researcher, Head of the Centre for Development and Innovations Institute for the US and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (ISKRAN)
Akimov Y.G., Chair of the Advisory Board of RACS Branch in St. Petersburg
"Russia and Canada in the Context of the New World Order" Tatyana R. Kuzmina, Ph.D. President RACS, Leading Researcher, Head of the Centre for Development and Innovations Institute for the US and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (ISKRAN)
"The Formation of the Canadian Confederation and the Milestones of its History: View from Russia" Akimov Y.G., Chair of the Advisory Board of RACS Branch in St. Petersburg
"About the Socio-Political Development of Canada at the Turn of XX -XXI Centuries" Andrey N. Komarov, Dr. in History, Professor of the World History Department of the Russian State University for the Humanities
"Academic Optimism and Political Realism: Economic Relations Between the USSR and Canada During the Period of Detente in the 1970s (In the Assessments of Soviet Experts and Bureaucracy)" Aggeeva A. Irina, PhD, Senior Researcher, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Cold War Studies
15:30 – Coffee Break
16:00 – Plenary Session II "Russia and Canada: Aspects of Interaction"
Kholodnov V.G., Head of RACS Branch in Kazan city (Tatarstan)
Volodin A. Dmitry, Head of Canadian Department (ISKRAN)
"Global Transformations and Russian-Canadian Relations" Liudmila A. Nemova, Institute of USA and Canada Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
"Against the Tide: "Group of Anti–Modernists" and Challenges of Canadian Foreign Policy" Kubishkin A.I., Professor, SPBGU
"Russian-Canadian Cooperation in the Arctic: Issues and Opportunities" Artur Demchuk, Associate Professor, Deputy Dean, Department of Political Science, Moscow State University; Senior Research Fellow, Institute for the U.S. and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (ISKRAN)
"Russian Factor in Arctic Policy of J. Trudeau’s Government" Volodin A. Dmitry, Head of Canadian Department (ISKRAN)
"The Experience of the Canadian Inter-parliamentary Cooperation as a Factor in Legislative Support of Investment Projects" Nuriakhmetova M. Flyura, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of History and Pedagogy, Kazan State Power Engineering University in Collaboration with Holodnoy V.G.
17:30 – Reports by Session Moderators
19:00 – Networking
16 December (Saturday)
11:00 – Morning Coffee
11:30 – Plenary Session III "Russian-Canadian Cooperation in Culture and Science"Moderators:
Israelyan E.V., Institute of US and Canada RAS
Isaeva E.V., Professor, RGGU
"Research of Russian-Canadian Relations in ISKRAN: History and the Present Stage" Israelyan E.V., Institute of US and Canada RAS
"Russian-Сanadian Сooperation in the Field of Education (Example of The Russian State University for the Humanities and The University of Laval)" Isaeva V. Ekaterina, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Professor of Regional Studies and Foreign Policy Department of The Russian State University For the Humanities (Moscow), Orlova O. O. (Fellow of "Moscow-Quebec", Senior Lecturer of RSUH)
"Aboriginal Social Work in Canada" Кhatrullin Ruslan, Professor of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Russian New University (Moscow)
"The Image of Canada and Canadians in the Perception of Russian Provincial Young People in 2017 (the Experience of the Chelyabinsk State University)" Nokhrin M. Ivan, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Chelyabinsk State University
"International Exposition "Expo-67" and USSR-Canada Relations" Konstantin Romanov, PhD, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University
"The Canadian Design of the XXI Century: From Postmodernism to Pluralism" Anisimova A. Tatyana, Assistant Professor of Interior Design; St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technology and Design
13:00 – Summary Reports of Session Moderators14:00 – Heads of RACS Departments Annual Meeting
Russian Association for Canadian Studies was founded by the leading experts in Canadian studies from the Institute of the USA and Canada – a leading world think tank, has always been presided by the representatives of the Institute and is affiliated with the International Council for Canadian Studies (Canada) being the full fledged member of both the World and European Associations for Canadian Studies.
Today RACS has chapters in many cities and universities of Russia guiding the research in various aspects of Canadian life for many scholars and experts in Saint-Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Vladivostok etc.
RACS members take an active part in the research academic activities of the International council for Canadian Studies (Ottawa) and international conferences among the best specialists in Canadian Studies all over the world thus maintaining a high level of expertise.
RACS in conjunction with the Institute of the USA and Canada and the Institute of the world history at the Russian Academy of Sciences publishes 2 specilised journals on Canada (Canada Annual Magazine and The Canadian Studies in Russia and Abroad) which editorial boards are headed by RACS Board members. In the course of a decade the renowned Academic Sergei Rogov has been the President of RACS now retaining the position of an Honourary President and our Scientific Leader.
In 2015-2016 RACS made a new fresh start proving its right to carry the title of the leading organization in Canadian Studies in Russia staying the only scientific NGO on the territory of the Russian Federation uniting all scholars in Canadian aspects. RACS is represented on the ICCS Board and we have added 2 more chapters – in Yakutsk and Archangel. We have been acknowledged for the input in strengthening relations between Canada and Russia.
In 2015-2016 in cooperation with diverse Russian academic institutions RACS held many important events, such as: the School of Young Canadienists (St.Petersburg -Moscow); Round Table on Canadian Elections; Seminar on the Arctic Issues (St.Petersburg -Archangel- Moscow); Round Table on cooperation in the university sphere; workshop on the Arctic within the official programme of the Russian Geographic Society jubilee conference, etc.