This fall I made presentations in different places – in Goa at BRICS Academic Forum, in Deli, Seoul, Brussels, Berlin, in the Balkans, and the next Wednesday I’ll be speaking in Paris. 

And why do I have all these endless travels: I am a normal economist, but I lived in different countries, in the U...

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“World energy is stuck between the economic rational approach connected with the fuel prices and the necessity of the deal with greenhouse gases, which makes the life in the energy sector quite intolerable. Any additional political interference will lead either to the ridiculous increase in spending or to the loss on a climate side”, - Leonid Grigoryev, Chief Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Centre for the Government of the Russian Federation, Tenured professor of National Research University Higher School of Economics.


“At the moment, it is essential that the defined area of BRICS’ operations would receive concrete substance and show its efficiency. The proposed issues in international security and development are ambitious tasks for diplomats and military of BRICS member-states as well as for security experts and relevant ministries and departments. There is no doubt, whether BRICS succeeded in defining its agenda. Now the question is how to move forward effectively” — Vladimir Orlov, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Special Advisor to PIR Center.


“The thing that sets the PIR Center School apart from other educational programs is the highest level of preparation and organization of the educational process.  Particularly it is evident when we talk about participants of the School, who have demonstrated deep understanding of the material,” – Arseni Sivitski, Director of the Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies, participant of the 2014 International School.

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Name: Grigoryev, Leonid M.
City: Moscow
Affiliation: Analytical Centre of the Russian Federation Government
Position: Head Chief Adviser
Biography :

PhD in Economics. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Moscow State University. Improved its qualification in Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates and the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD, France). Since 1990 — expert in the work of the Government Commission for Economic Reform. In 1991-1992 — Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Investment. In the 1992-1997 — Advisor to the Directorate of the Russian IBRD. Since 2000 — Member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, the Committee for Development Policy at the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the Advisory Council for the economy as part of the Innovation Education Project at the National Training Fund. Head of World Economy Department at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Chairman of the Board of the World Wildlife Fund of the Russian Federation (WWF-Russia). Member of the editorial board of Russia's strategy, the Scientific Advisory Board of the journal Russia in Global Affairs.