THE IRAS INSTITUTE 11 Mar 2017 16:40 http://www.iras.ir/en/doc/news/3110/event-contemporary-russia-iran-partnership-prospects-for-development -------------------------------------------------- Title : EVENT: Contemporary Russia-Iran Partnership: Prospects for Development -------------------------------------------------- Text : Date: March 14, 2017 Time: 15:30 to 17:30 (GMT +3:30) Venue: International Media Center Rossiya Segodnya , Moscow, Russia / IRAS Conference Center, Tehran, Iran Speakers: Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation (1998 2004) Mehdi Sanaei, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation Vladimir Sazhin, professor, senior researcher of the Institute of Oriental Studies (RAS) Nina Mamedova, leading researcher, head of the Iranian Studies department of the Institute of Oriental Studies (RAS), associate professor at the Department of World Economy of the Moscow State University of Foreign Relations (MGIMO) and Higher School of Economics Elena Dunaeva, senior researcher of the Iranian Studies Department of the Institute of Oriental Studies (RAS), associate professor of the Moscow State University of Foreign Relations (MGIMO) Davood Kiani, first deputy director at the Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies (IRAS), associate professor at Islamic Azad University Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour, Head of the Center for International Research and Education (Known as Deputy for Education and Research) and President of Institute for Political & International Studies (IPIS) Mahmoud Shoori, senior fellow at the Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies (IRAS), head of Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic Research (CSR), affiliated to Iran s Expediency Council Rasoul Mousavi, adviser to Head of the Center for International Research and Education Description: How Russia and Iran see the future of international relations? How likely is strategic partnership between our countries in a changing world order? What are the prospects for Russian-Iranian cooperation in the Middle East, Central Asia and Afghanistan? What are the opportunities of security and counter-terrorism cooperation? What is the future of bilateral trade and economic cooperation and partnership with third parties and international organizations? All these issues, related to past, present and future of the Russia-Iran relations will be discussed by leading Russian and Iranian experts. Moreover, a joint RIAC-IRAS report Russia-Iran Partnership: An Overview and Prospects for the Future , published in 2017 will also be launched during the event.