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Institute of Oriental Studies Holds Discussions on Eastern Policy

The Institute of Oriental Studies
The Institute of Oriental Studies

Starting today, and continuing through March 16th, the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (CIPSW) invites interested parties to participate in the annual conference on "Economic, socio-political, ethno-confessional problems of the East". 

The meetings to be held Monday, March 14, at 11.00 (room 222) Saturday, March 16, at 11.00 (room 316) at the Russian Academy of Sciences, 12 Rozhdestvenka, M. Kuznetsky, will be delivered in two sessions, as follows:.

Section 1. Economic and socio-political problems of the countries of the East.

  • Partners of Russia in the East
  • Modernization and innovation in the East
  • Socio-political problems

Section 2. Ethno-confessional problems of the countries of East

  • The ethnic factor and its influence on domestic and foreign policy of Middle East countries
  • Faith communities in the East
  • The migration crisis and its consequences

Attendees can expect to hear discussion from: A. Hajiyev (Oriental Studies) on the impact of the Kurds in Turkish policy; UZ Sharipov (Institute of Oriental Studies) on Iranian international relations;  AE Lokshin (Institute of Oriental Studies) on the history, traditions, and culture of Jews in Georgia;  IV Deriugina (ESW Oriental Studies) discussing the three economic growth models in Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia. among many topics from key authors and experts. 

Establish in November 1818, the Institute of Oriental studies was first opened in St. Petersburg in the building of the Kunstkammer Imperial Academy of Sciences at the request of the President of the Academy of count S. Uvarov. At that time the Asiatic Museum had the largest collection of manuscripts in various Oriental languages, books on the history and culture of the East in the world. Named a division of the Academy of Sciences by the French Consul in Aleppo and Tripoli, J. L. Rousseau, a relative of the famous Jean-Jacques Rousseau, by the early twentieth century it had become an important, global research center for the study of East. Orientalists from around the world in the fields of history, archaeology, religion, ethnographers, linguists and literary critics would later become icons of Russian and world science. 

Since the times of the USSR, the Institute of Oriental studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences has worked to continue working with leading Russian Orientalists, specialists in various fields of science relating to the study of the East and looking at developing solutions to theoretical problems through Russian Oriental studies.