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Public Diplomacy Forum Held for the Third Time in Moscow
The III Forum of Public Diplomacy, organized by the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Russkiy Mir Foundation, the Unity for Russia Foundation and the Polity Foundation, opened on December 15, in Moscow. Participants of the Forum included members of the Public Chamber, representatives from the Presidential Administration, State Duma deputies, members of the Federation Council, department heads of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, major public figures, political scientists, experts and representatives of the mass media. The program of the forum includes the discussion on diplomacy’s role and instruments of public diplomacy in modern world, on problems of human cooperation and international security.
The meeting was opened by the Head of the Commission on International Cooperation and Public Diplomacy of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, and President of the Polity Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov. After that the keynote speakers, other participants included: E.V.Kozhokin, G.L.Muradov, A.D.Nazarov, A.V.Chepurin, A.V.Shvidkoy and others.
The second part of the meeting was divided into sections: Security, Instruments of the Public Diplomacy, Ideas for Russia, Human Cooperation and Intercultural Dialog.
The Forum included the awards ceremony for the Russia-wide intellectual competition "Derzhava 2008".