Aim. The purpose of the presented study was to correlate the results of the scientific conference “State policy in the context of global challenges of our time” (20 November 2020) with the actual needs and challenges of the political sciences development, the current state of the civilizational direction of political science analysis.Methodology. The methodological basis of the study was a civilizational approach to understanding political processes and correlating with it the content of the reports of the scientific conference. The article provides an overview of the reports presented at the conference, considered in the general context of the development of Russian political science.Results. The main result of the study was the statement that modern Russian political science has reached the level of developing the concept of “state-civilization” and its application to the realities of state administration in Russia. A number of key problems of applying the civilizational approach to various spheres of social life are identified.Research implications. The presented results have the prospect of further use in the development of the direction of civilizational analysis in Russia, the implementation of theoretical provisions on the state-civilization in the practice of Russian public administration.