The second annual national meeting of the Coordination Committee of UNESCO Chairs in Russia
The second annual national meeting of the Coordination Committee of UNESCO Chairs in Russia took place on November 29, 2019 at town Viatskoye, near the city of Yaroslavl, which forms an example of creative revitalization of a historical site. The program of the meeting was dedicated mainly to the discussion of applications for opening new UNESCO chairs, submitted by about a dozen of leading universities of the Russian Federation (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technologies, High School of Economics, National University of Friendship of Nations, State University of Ryazan, State University of Yaroslavl, to name but a few). The intervention of Ms. I.Nichanian, a representative of UNESCO central office, who briefed the participants on basic results of the recent 40thSession of UNESCO General Conference, formed a focal point of the meeting. Our UNESCO chair was represented by D.Spivak, Chair, who served as official reviewer of one of the applications, and took active part in general discussion.