This World Leaders Forum program brings together scholars, journalists, diplomats, and Russian leaders to discuss Russia’s economic future. The panel will explore questions relating to the future of Russian democracy and many of the economic issues currently facing the country. The panel discussion will be followed by a moderated question and answer session with the audience.
Welcome and Introduction by:
Henry Pinkham, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University
Erik Berglöf, Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Padma Desai, Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Comparative Economic Systems, Columbia University
Yegor Gaidar, Director, Institute for the Economy in Transition; former Prime Minister of Russia
Jack F. Matlock Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union; Adjunct Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Chrystia Freeland, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times