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
“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.
“The realm of international security, which was in your focus during this module, is constantly evolving and changing. However this obstacle makes it even more interesting to follow. And it will require a lot of time and effort from you to succeed in this highly competitive field,” – Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov.
“Summer School of PIR Center provides a unique opportunity to meet Russian experts on all the key issues of international security. I was absolutely amazed with how many well-known and professional experts and politicians found time to meet and talk with us. In general, the acquired contacts, the level of discussion, the intensity of the communication and the organization of our free time can be assessed as ‘excellent’. Good job, PIR Center!”- Bilyana Lilly, External Expert, Oxford Analytica, participant of PIR Center Summer School 2013.
“Today the Afghan society exists with a great uncertainty towards its own future. One period of Afghanistan history ends today and there is no clarity how the country will move on and who will become a new ‘global sponsor’ of Kabul”, – Deputy Director of the Institute of Current International Problems of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
“Nuclear security modeling is a new and interesting framework, which gives an opportunity for practical usage of knowledge, received during the Summer School”, - third secretary of the Minister Secretariat Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Volodymir Yatsiv.
“By 2018 information and communication technologies (ICTs) will become one of the key factors in the CIS region. Interdependence of countries in this region will increase considerably which will have direct implications for security area and the landscape of regional threats. In order to prevent and to eliminate those threats Russia and its partners should strengthen mechanisms of cooperation between their governmental agencies, broaden the cooperation of national security forces and private companies specializing in IT field, and synchronize procedural and legislative mechanisms for fighting transborder cybercrime”, – conclusions of the foresight “The Information Technologies Factor in Eurasian security 2014-2018” of the PIR Center Summer School.