Fifth International Scientific Congress “Globalistics-2017”: Global Ecology and Sustainable Development”

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The V International Scientific Congress “Globalistics–2017” was held at Russia's Moscow State University (MSU) from September 25–30, 2017. It gathered about 1,500 scientists and researchers from 50 countries.

The “Globalistics” international scientific congress, held for the fifth time this year under the auspices of UNESCO, aims to serve as a leading platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge and expertise and the development of international cooperation in the area of global studies. Initiated by MSU's Faculty of Global Processes, it was organized in cooperation with some 17 institutions including the E. M. Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). With 2017 designated as the Year of Ecology in the Russian Federation by the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin, this year’s congress focused on global ecology and sustainable development.

The Congress is co-hosted by the International Global Research Academy, the International public organization “Eurasian Commonwealth”, V. I. Vernadsky Non-Governmental Ecological Foundation, Russian Ecological Academy, Russian Philosophical Society, the International Global Studies Consortium, The International Scientific Community “Global Studies Conference”, and N. D. Kondratyev International Foundation, The Pitirim Sorokin Nikolay Kondratyev International Institute. The Congress information partners are represented by the following journals: “Alma Mater” (Bulletin of Higher Education), “International Affairs”, “The Age of Globalization.”

2017 marked several memorable events for the world and Russian scientific community: the 100thanniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia; and the
100th anniversaries since the birth of outstanding scientists – Ilya Romanovich Prigogine (1917–2003) and Nikita Nikolaevich Moiseyev (1917–2000). 2017 also marked the 125th anniversary of another famous researcher Nikolay Dmitrievich Kondratyev (1892–1938).

Memorable Events Related to the Congress Agenda

2017 marked the 100th anniversary since the birth of the outstanding Belgian mathematician of the Russian origin Ilya Romanovich Prigogine (1917–2003). The MSU Institute of Complex Systems Mathematical Research (IMISS MSU) has been named after Ilya Romanovich Prigogine. The research conducted at IMISS focuses on the spectral theory of operators and its application in dynamic systems. The areas of research include development of mathematical apparatus for description of complex processes in biology and medicine; creation of effective methods for recognition of images and processes in management of nonlinear dynamic systems; cross-disciplinary forecasts of development for Russia and other countries.

2017 also marked the 100th anniversary since the birth of the prominent Soviet and Russian scientist in the field of general mechanics and applied mathematics, alumnus and professor of M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University – Nikita Nikolaevich Moiseyev (1917–2000). His field of study included applied mathematics; computer numerical methods in the field of theory and methods of calculation for management systems and trajectories of space objects, theory of optimal control, modeling of the global phenomena of dynamics of the biosphere and its stability in case of anthropogenous impacts (in particular, models of “nuclear winter”); global ecology and global evoluti-onism.

2017 was also the year of the 125th anniversary since the birth of the outstanding member of the Russian school of economic thought at the end of 19th and early 20th centuries, the world famous, great Russian scientist Nikolay Dmitriyevich Kondratyev (1892–1938). His scientific works reflected the results of researches in the following areas: laws and regularities of statics, cyclic dynamics and sociogenetics; study of "big" economic cycles, or long waves in business environment (subsequently, called Kondratieff cycles); theory of anticipation (forecasting), issues of economic planning; economic environment, agrarian issues, history of social development doctrines; general systems theory; and sociology.

These remarkable researchers came to an extremely important conclusion that remains relevant today: the prospects for solution of global issues, finding a model of sustainable development, ability to live in harmony with nature – they all considerably depend not only on the collective consciousness of society, but also on the self-consciousness of each individual taken separately. A key to success here is to form a world outlook concept founded on achievements of globalistics as an interdisciplinary sphere of scientific knowledge. Ability to predict results of the acts, eminence of internal culture, self-perception as a part of fragile global system – all these are important qualities which humans must acquire in their efforts to create a progressive society.

Co-Chairpersons of the Congress Program Committee:

AcademicianV. A. Sadovnichy –Rector of the Lomonosov Moscow State University

Academician A. A. Dynkin -President of the Primakov National Research Institute IMEMO

Academician A. V. Torkunov–Rector of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Sections of Congress

I. Global ecology

II. Sustainable development

III. Global diplomacy and international relations

IV. Modeling and forecasting of global development

V. Global management and security

VI. Theoretical global studies

VII. Globalization and education

In the framework of the Congress there were held: Symposium “Mega-History and Global Evolution” XII Civilization Forum “The Strategy of the Formation of the Sustainable Multipolar World Order Based on the Partnership of Civilizations” Summing up of the results of the Contest “Think Globally!” and the ceremony of awarding its laureates X International Conference “N. D. Kondratyev's Scientific Heritage and Contemporaneity” and XXV Kondratyev Conference. On the XXV Kondratyev Conference were awarded the winners of the gold, silver and bronze Kondratyev medals “For Contribution in Development of Social Sciences” and commemorative medal for young scholars.