Round Table Discussion: “World Trade & Economic Sanctions”

On March 19, the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs and the Fletcher School of Law and International Relations brought together leading international experts at the Higher School of Economics to discuss the role of sanctions in modern international relations, current trends in global trade, and future prospects for the world economy.

Professors Daniel Drezner and Chris Miller form the Fletcher School of Law and International Relations, Professor Anastasia Likhacheva of the Department of International Relations and Deputy Dean for Research, Ovanes Agopov, Visiting Scholar at the Department of World Economy, as well as postgraduate and graduate students of the Faculty took part in the discussion.

Experts discussed prospects and purposes of Russia-West and China-West confrontation, role and purposes of economic sanctions, ways of estimating their efficiency, modern trade wars and their influence on international economic integration and the role of technologies.

This discussion focused on the study of economic sanctions as the new reality in the international relations.

The roundtable was organized by Ovanes Agopov and Andras Bajak.