Amid a growing global recession and financial and energy challenges, a new U.S.-Russia relationship offers promise for new models of cooperation aimed at long-term solutions. On March 23, Brookings hosted a panel of Russian and American experts to discuss international cooperation on energy security, the financial architecture, and other key challenges.
Andrey Vavilov, chairman of the Institute for Financial Studies in Russia, member of the Russian Federation Council and former first deputy minister of finance of Russia, provided keynote remarks. A discussion led by Russian Federation Council members Lyudmila Narusova and Valentin Zavadnikov, together with Clifford Gaddy and Barry Ickes of Brookings, followed. Brookings President Strobe Talbott gave introductory remarks, and NYU Professor Jonathan Eaton provided closing remarks.
Also at the event, Barry Ickes introduced a joint Russian-American research and policy initiative being conducted under the auspices of the Center for Research on International Financial and Energy Security (CRIFES), based at Pennsylvania State University.