On 3 November, at the invitation of Peking University’s School of Government, Dr. Vladimir Yakunin, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DOC Research Institute, delivered a keynote speech at the Forum for the Modernization of Governance to the more than 400 experts from the research community.
The forum was hosted by Peking University, under the theme of ‘Diversity of Governance in the Globalization Era’, and was organised by the School of Government. The opening plenary session included Prof. Lin Jianhua, President of Peking University; Prof. Han Qide, Honorary Chairman of the China Association for Science and Technology; Dr. Jiang Bixin, Deputy Secretary General of the People’s Court; and Prof. Yu Keping, Dean, School of Government Administration, Peking University.
In his speech, Yakunin discussed the peculiarities policy-making and governance in Eurasian countries. He examined the former Soviet countries and the different trajectories that domestic and foreign policies in each country took after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. “The growing complexity of the globalised world, if not reflected in public policy and governance, can pose new challenges. That is why the examination of special features and diversity becomes the key element of successful and efficient governance, like accurate diagnosis in modern medicine”.
During the visit to the Peking University, a delegation from DOC Research Institute held the meetings with the Prof. Lin Jianhua and Prof. Yu Keping. During the meetings, possible projects and programs for cooperation in 2019 were discussed, including the Beijing Forum, Rhodes Forum, and joint research activities.