Education and Training Program
«…Education is at the heart of human progress… The enhancement of skills, and the generation of new ideas are essential to the development of human capital and are key engines of economic growth, drivers of market productivity, and sources of cohesion for all nations…»
Education for Innovative Societies in the 21st century. G8 Documents
July 16, 2006
Under the globalization process and widening of scopes of the world cooperation training of the high skilled young specialists on international security is considered to be a necessary condition for the successful confrontation of the emerging threats and challenges reflected in the international legislation. The UN General Assembly Resolution #57/60 without a vote on the basis of the First Committee Report # 57/510 emphasizes an important role played by the organizations dealing with nonproliferation education. Significance of new education systems development in various fields, «creating research networks», exchange of experience and ideas in the sphere of education management marked in the G8 Document «Education for Innovative Societies in the 21st century». In the purpose of education systems modernization and implementation of new education methodologies the intensive cooperation in this field between government and private sectors, nongovernmental research institutes and international organizations is to be developed.
Training of the high skilled specialists on international security and WMD nonproliferation, development of innovative education methodologies remains a priority and a dynamically developing area of activities of the PIR Center.
Since the year 1997 more than 560 specialists from regional universities, research institutes, government structures of twelve CIS states have become the PIR Center Alumni. The Center won international recognition in this sphere with the selection of PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov as a UN consultant on nonproliferation and disarmament education in 2001.
Target audience of the PIR Center educational programs includes:
Governmental officials (MFA, MOD, State Custom Service, Ministry of Atomic Energy);
Young research fellows, working for NG think-tanks and academic institutes;
University postgraduates and young instructors, who teach lecture courses on international security;
Young journalists writing on nonproliferation and security issues.
Currently the key education programs at the PIR Center are the following:
- Summer School on Global Security for Young Specialists from Russia and Other CIS Countries
- Internship Program
At the same time the PIR Center conducts the following programs:
- Distance Learning Education
- Out-of-Moscow Lecture Trips
- Training-for-Trainers Program
All the questions concerning the International Summer School can be addressed to the PIR Center's Education and Training Program Director Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 - 1915 or e-mail email@example.com
“The PIR Center raised our awareness of historical and contemporary nuclear issues. We also learned about nuclear non-proliferation concerns, as well as next-generation conventional weapons that can potentially offset the delicate nuclear balance. My colleagues and I were honored to listen to lectures by distinguished guest professors that have first-hand experiencing in dealing with this topic, including those who represented the Russian Federation at top-level nuclear negotiations. The two-month course that we took was intense, but the knowledge and memories that we gained were well worth it”, – course leader, M.A. student Andrew Korybko.
“The thing that sets the PIR Center School apart from other educational programs is the highest level of preparation and organization of the educational process. Particularly it is evident when we talk about participants of the School, who have demonstrated deep understanding of the material,” – Arseni Sivitski, Director of the Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies, participant of the 2014 International School.
“I am very pleased that, as Head of the Center for International Security at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations at the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Chairman of the Nonproliferation program of Carnegie Moscow Center, I count with many years of fruitful cooperation with PIR Center. We will continue with our work, guided by our own understanding of the true interests of Russia and international security. I wish PIR Center great success in its research, and health and well-being to its staff. I sincerely thank you for awarding me with the prize”, – Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexei Arbatov.
“I would like to express my utmost gratitude for your efforts to integrate ongoing PIR Center research into the educational process at MGIMO. The joint module on nuclear nonproliferation that was organized in 2013 generated lively and interested responses from students and demonstrated great potential for future cooperation. We hope that the grounds we created will serve as a foundation for the opening of full-fledged educational programs,” – Rector of MGIMO University Anatoly Vasilyevich Torkunov.
PIR Center announces results of the contest for participation in International School on Global Security – 2014
“We would be glad to meet PIR Center alumni at our anniversary celebrations on October 4-5, 2014. For us definition alumni means more than it usually does. Those who successfully graduated from our educational programs belong to our alumni community without any doubt. Moreover, we also count as our alumni people who used to work at the PIR Center regardless their age, social position and affiliation,” – PIR Center Executive Director Albert Zulkharneev.
«In May of 2010, Russia was the only nuclear-weapon state to sign the Joint Statement on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education presented at the Meeting of Main Committee I of the 2010 NPT Review Conference. Since that time Russian universities and nongovernmental organizations have done a wonderful job, and we will be proud to present it in 2015», – PIR Center Executive Director Albert Zulkharneev.
“It happened that I lived in countries as diverse as Germany and Moldova in my childhood. As a result, I understood that the people are more important than places. Thanks to this experience I also became more mobile and stress-resistant. After leaving Moldova I was studying in the USA, and then entered a university in Moscow. By then I got used to frequent changes of place, climate and environment, and now it helps me in my everyday work,” Elena Chernenko, Foreign Policy Observer in Kommersant Daily, Member of PIR Center’s Advisory Board Working Group.
“The picture is by far more complex and difficult than many believe in Syria, and Resolution 1540 has a very direct relevance to this situation as it speaks not only about the governmental responsibility, but the other side’s responsibility as well. We do think that the risk of provocations is there and the crucial moment will come when the stockpile of chemicals will be removed from the Syrian territory. What will happen when these trucks with containers will go from places where this stuff is stored to the port for further transportation?” – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.
“Close and somewhat unique cooperation between Russia and Myanmar in the military and technical sphere and in education creates a favorable environment for a large-scale investment and trade cooperation ... The wait-and-see approach which the Russian business adopted towards the investment rush in Myanmar two years ago, to some extent, was reasonable and justified. However, the time has come to take a more proactive stance in order not to pay a very high entry cost a few years later,"– PIR Center Intern Olga Skorokhodova.