Side Event "RUSSIA: creating an inclusive society"

The themes, which were presented by authors in their reports, were both innovative and very actual in a context of the theses declared by official representatives of the countries at plenary session. In particular, Yury Alekseev's report was devoted to new perusal of subjects of the human capital and how, making personnel logistics in territories, it is possible to receive new types of social partnership and managing subjects which would be very interested in progress of potential of the person and improvement of conditions of its life. Elena Antipina in the beginning of her speech expressed an interesting idea, that MDGs were reached only by half because didn't involve internal potential of progress of territories in a full way.

Globalization has helped propagation of the best practices in all areas of science and daily life worldwide and, undoubtedly, has made a life of the majority of people more civilized. However not less important process which helps to keep a regional variety of the world, helps communities to cope with the new challenges connected with change of technological ways and variation of a traditional way of life, is management of regions. Management of regions is an objective process of development of mankind and society, countries, cities and regions which allows people to find meaning of the life in each specific point of a planet, to understand the importance of regions of a various rank for all residents of the Earth. The technology of system marketing of territory could become a firm basis of long-term stable progress of regions and an effective platform for impact (social) investments.

Vladimir Kornilovich showed the importance of social strateging and modelling of social processes before introducing them in territories themselves. His idea was continued by Marina Brilka who told about experience of introduction of social and industrial innovations in the Russian Federation, showed an infrastructure of support of innovative projects at all levels.

Such abundance of tools and social technologies introduced in the Russian Federation has generated many questions at attendees. Sincere surprise was caused by the fact that so many things was possible to make in the Russian Federation from the moment of disintegration of the USSR and how little in the world know about it!

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Please forgive my late reply. I have been helping to organize a Schiller Institute national conference, taking place this Saturday at Columbia University. During this conference, I will be able to speak in person to the national leaders of our organization about my discussion with you, and from that will follow an official letter to you.

This evening I will set aside time to give you specific comments on the members of your delegation, but right now I can say something in brief.

I found the presentations of your delegation to be highly informative of a Russian approach to the future of society. Yury's ambitious idea about Human Capital grabbed my interest immediately, because I too am deeply concerned with the question: «How to allocate appropriate levels of credit towards the development of territories?» In particular I am interested in a scientific understanding of economic value — i.e. how does one scientifically assess the value of «human capital»?

I look forward to receiving his full presentation by email so that I can make more specific remarks.

Marina Brilka's presentation on Russian innovation, at the UN, was especially interesting to me. Our organization has been promoting nuclear power and thermonuclear fusion power for over 40 years, believing this to be the most important area of scientific advancement for all of mankind. Therefore I was aware of the goals of the Russian government in these areas, and I was excited to hear a young researcher, who herself acts on behalf of youth, speaking about the implications of these policies for Russia.

I hope that Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin's proposal for a «Strategic Defense of Earth» asteroid defense program will be broadly discussed as we come up on the second anniversary of the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion! This program is close to our hearts.

Thank you so much for allowing me to participate in your events, Larisa. I was honored to meet you and present you with the idea, «USA must join the BRICS.»

I will write more later today — I hope it will be of some help to you.

Very best,

Daniel Burke

Schiller Institute


Hi Larisa,

Thank you for inviting us to your side-event on Friday! I learned a
lot about the positive programs that the Russian Federation is putting
in place to re-build the country after the 1991 tragedy. I found the
concept of the capitalization of communities, making sure that money
is diverted to the betterment of all people, as an interesting way to
use capital to advance the goals of sustainable development, instead
of hold them back.

Yours in service,
Yael Alonso
Volunteers and Membership Coordinator
Commission on Voluntary Service & Action
22-19 41st Avenue, 2nd Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

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