This topic of this year’s Valdai conference is Societies Between War and Peace: Overcoming the Logic of Conflict in Tomorrow’s World.
Over three days at various sessions conference participants have been considering various aspects of the perception of war and peace both in the public consciousness and in international relations, religion and the economic interaction between states. Hence the break-up of the current conference into the following sessions: economic, diplomatic and military-political. A special session is dedicated to the role of the media in creating a perception of global confrontation. There will also be a special session to discuss the developments in the Middle East.
Taking part in this year’s meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club are more than 130 experts from 30 countries.