Common culture. Common history. Common future - Programme - St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
Panel Discussion

Common culture. Common history. Common future

10:00 — 11:30
General Staff Building, Atrium 6/8 Palace sq., St. Petersburg

Participants will discuss ways to build a dialogue about the past in the face of global challenges of our time. When does memory become the basis of cooperation, and when is it the source of confrontation? Can humanity learn from history, and what should the historical community and cultural figures do to facilitate this? Experts from eight countries will try to answer the questions.


  • De Gaulle Pierre, public figure (France);
  • Mohammed Kamil Al Muaini, Founder and Chairman of the International Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (UAE);
  • Sakwa Richard, пProfessor of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Kent (UK);
  • Singh Binod, Director of the BRICS Institute (India);
  • Feng Litao, Advisor-Envoy for the Culture of the People's Republic of China in the Russian Federation (China);
  • Matush Alexa, public figure, Founder of Motorcyclists of Slovakia civic association (Slovakia);
  • Mouloudji Soraya, Minister of Culture and Art of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria (Algeria).

Moderator: Konstantin Mogilevsky, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Co-Chairman of the Russian Historical Society.