October 1–3, 2019

1–3 Smolnogo street, entrances 8 and 9, rooms 107, 108, 113, 124, 134, 136, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 225, 226, 216, 324, 225, 227

St Petersburg University is hosting the Fourth International Forum Russia and Ibero-America in a Globalising World: Past and Present.


October 1

  • 10:00 a.m. Opening ceremony
  • 1:00–2:00 p.m. Break
  • 2:00–5:00 p.m. Sessions:
    • The system of international relations in the Western Hemisphere: Current challenges
    • Ibero-American economy: Pre-crisis and post-crisis strategies
    • Trade, economic and investment relations of Ibero-America with other countries
    • Education, art and linguistics in Latin American countries
    • Latin America: Integration milestones and challenges
    • Latin America and actors from the Eastern Hemisphere
    • Ibero-American countries: International standing and interaction trends
    • BRICS: Milestones and challenges
    • Russian emigration to Ibero-American countries
    • The history of left-wing movements in Russia and Ibero-America
    • Russia's relations with Ibero-American countries: Past and present
    • St Petersburg: A window to Ibero-America
    • Latin America: The main trends in political development
    • Spain and Portugal: Challenges of the 21st century
    • Russia and Ibero-America: Historical parallels
    • Russia and Ibero-America: The history of cultures and cultural ties
    • Russia, Ibero-America and the world: Integration challenges
    • The political environment in Russia and Ibero-American countries
  • 2:00–5:00 p.m. Main conferences

October 2

  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Round table discussions
  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Main conferences
    • Roads to peace in Latin America; Collective security issues in Latin America; Russia–Latin America: What is to be expected from the bilateral relations?
    • The role of new centres of power on the world stage (a public lecture delivered by Fyodor Lukyanov, Chairman of Russia’s Council on Foreign and Defence Policy)
  • 1:00–2:00 p.m. Break
  • 2:00–5:00 p.m. Sessions:
    • Ibero-American mosaic: The history of Ibero-American countries in the 19th–21st centuries
    • Right-wing movements in Ibero-American countries and in Russia
    • The crisis of left-wing regimes in Latin America: Political and economic impact on Russia
    • Russia and Ibero-America: Cultural, humanitarian and inter-civilisational interaction
    • The Latin American civilsation: Stages of formation
    • Current migration processes in Ibero-America: Trends and issues
    • Spain and Russia/USSR: Influence, interaction, dialogue (on the 40th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations)
    • Identity and human rights. Latin American issues in the universal context
    • Public diplomacy and Ibero-America: Cultural ties, academic exchange, sports, and propaganda
    • Ibero-American countries in the UN and other multilateral organisations
    • Latin America in the global food market. Round table on Latin America in the media (participants: Sergey Brilev, Fyodor Lukyanov)

October 3

  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sessions:
    • Ibero-America’s cultural identity in the era of globalisation
    • The revolutions of 1889 and 1917 as invented traditions: Historical memory, historiography and political heritage
    • Social projects that have and have not been implemented in Latin America
    • Ibero-American media practices in the globalised information space
    • Latin American countries in the international trading system: Current challenges and trends
    • From the left turn to the right: How not to get lost in broad daylight
    • Symposium on current anthropological issues in Ibero-American countries
    • The African heritage in Ibero-America: Past and present
    • Renewable energy and energy efficiency in Latin America
    • Round table on Eurasia and Latin America
    • The geopolitical vision in Latin America: Individuals, schools, theories and their development
    • Young Scientists Section
  • 1:00–2:00 p.m. Panel discussion
  • 2:30–4:00 Closing ceremony