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  • Affiliation : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (retired), Associate Professor, International Law Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Affiliation : Acad., Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
  • Affiliation : Chairman, International Union of Veterans of Nuclear Energy and Industry
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International seminar "Lessons and prospects of multilateral cooperation on nuclear security and nonproliferation" 19.04.2012



(In cooperation with the International Science and Technology Center)

April 19, 2012



14.00 – 14.20

Opening remarks

  • Vladimir A. ORLOV, President, PIR Center
  • Sergey A. VOROBIEV, First Deputy Executive Director, International Science and Technology Center (ISTC)

14.20 – 15.00

Panel discussion 1– International Cooperation on Nuclear Energy and Safety: Outcomes of 2012 SeoulNuclear Security Summit

Chairman – Vladimir A. ORLOV, President, PIR Center

  • Grigory V. BERDENNIKOV, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir P. KUCHINOV, Advisor to the Director General, the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”
  • Mikhail N. LYSENKO, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Director of International Cooperation Department, State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”
  • PARK Ji Eun, Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Russian Federation

15.00 – 15.30

Q&A session and discussion

15.30 – 16.00

Panel discussion 2 – Development of Nuclear Technology and Future of Nuclear Nonproliferation

Chairman – Boris M. TULINOV, Director, Institute for International Relations, National Research Nuclear University «MEPhI»

  • Nikolai N. PONOMAREV-STEPNOI, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Natalia V. ZAYTSEVA, Head of Projects, Nuclear Cluster, Skolkovo Innovation Center
  • Victor M. MUROGOV, Professor of State Technical University of Nuclear Power (Obninsk), IAEA Deputy Director General (1996-2004)

16.00 – 16.30

Q&A session and discussion

16.30 – 17.00

Coffee break

17.00 – 18.00

Panel discussion 3 –International Scientific Cooperation: Looking into the Future

Chairman – Vladimir A. ORLOV, President, PIR Center

  • Elmer W. DYKE, Senior Vice President, NAC International Inc
  • Sergey A. VOROBIEV, First Deputy Executive Director, International Science and Technology Center (ISTC)
  • Viktor V. TEMIRBAYEV, Advisor on Foreign Affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation [confirmed]
  • Dmitry A. KOVCHEGIN, Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc

18.00 – 18.45

Q&A session and discussion

18.45 – 19.00

Closing remarks

19.30 – 21.30

Reception to honor the landmark 100th issue of PIR Center's Security Index journal

Conference Materials:

2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit Communique