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Public Lecture: The place and role of Russia in the modern world

ANU College of Business and Economics 23 October 2018
Coombs Lecture Theatre HC Coombs Building 8A Fellows Road Acton, ACT 2601
23 October 2018, 5.30pm to 6.30pm

5.30pm to 6.30pm, Tuesday 23 October
Allan Barton Forum
Coombs Lecture Theatre HC Coombs Building 8A Fellows Road Acton, ACT 2601

Refreshments will be served following the public lecture

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The place and role of Russia in the modern world

Ambassador Logvinov will share the Russian perspective on the changing nature of the current world order. He will touch upon important issues of the so called “rules-based world”, and the East-West relationship, especially between Russia, the USA, and China. He will detail Russia’s contribution toward achieving international peace and global and regional stability.

His Excellency will also look back at the historic events of the 1938 Munich Agreement that represent a classic example of the potential impacts of disregarding international law, believing in one’s own exceptionalism and infallibility, and reliance on national egotism.

Ambassador Logvinov will be open for any questions including the most acute, sensitive and uncomfortable.

About the presenter

His Excellency, Grigory S. Logvinov, is Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Commonwealth of Australia.

In 1979 he graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Studies of Lomonosov Moscow State University and joined the diplomatic service. Between 1987 and 1993 he progressed as the third, second, and first secretary of the Embassy of the USSR (then – Russian Federation) in China, before serving as the office director for China.

In 1996, he was appointed political counsellor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA. Then between 2001 and 2004 he served as the deputy director general of the Bureau of Pan-Asiatic and was directly engaged in the construction of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). In 2004 he was made the permanent envoy of the Russian Federation to the SCO.

Between 2008 and 2016 he served as the special envoy for North-East Asia Security for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and was the Deputy Head of the Russian delegation to the Six Party Talks.

He holds the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

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