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On April 8, 2010, the day when the New START Treaty was signed, PIR Center in collaboration with the Ploughshares Fund established the Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group. The SuPR Group's main objective was to support continuing and long-lasting success in the efforts by the Russian Fe...

On November 7, 2013 Chairman of PIR Center Executive Board Michael Yakushev delivered a lecture on “The Challenge of Cyber-Security: Prospects for Global Governance of the Internet?” in the framework of the Seminar organized by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monter...

Identification of internet users, owners of internet content and technical infrastructure, as well as persons providing various services via the internet, has undoubtedly become one of the hottest topics of discussions between representatives of government agencies and the expert community. As far a...

In several hundred pages of captivating narrative, Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century categorically asserts or proves on the basis of numerous examples that thanks to information technology our world has become “flat.” But is this true for the entire pla...

One of the leading Russian IT experts and Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board speculates on the history of Internet regulations and the current debate on domains and the role of ICANN. The author concludes that the issues of Internet governance and network address space become more and more p...

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02.04.2014

“PIR Center’s Training Course stands out first of all by remarkably high level of professional background of the participants, organizers, and of course, the instructors. The sessions were distinguished by their intellectuality, informative materials, and practical usefulness. Not only such programs are very effective in dissemination of knowledge, but they also are perfect for launching of a real dialogue between young experts, establishing new professional contacts and generating new ideas”, - Vardan Atoyan, Director of National Security Program at the Amberd Research Center, Armenian State Economic University, Yerevan, Armenia.



28.03.2014

"It is important for us to remember that the U.S. government, every few years, said that the ICANN community is readier now so we're going to change the mechanisms and instruments of stewardship, up to the point last Friday when NTIA came to the conclusion that we are ready. And this is a testament of our work. It is a triumph of the multistakeholder model. And it's a testament that the United States fulfilled its commitment which they made on the first day ICANN was born that when the ICANN and global community are ready, they will transfer the stewardship, and they did,” - President and CEO of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Fadi Chehadé.

17.02.2014

“The future of Internet governance is something all Russians have a stake in, so while I am in Moscow I look forward to engaging representatives of the Russian Internet community on this important subject.  This will be my first trip to Russia since becoming the President of ICANN, so I am very grateful for the PIR Center’s invitation,” - Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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Yakushev, Michael V. image
Name: Yakushev, Michael V.
City: Moscow
Affiliation: ICANN
Position: Vice President of Global Stakeholder Engagement for Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Europe.
Expertise:
International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
Information security
International aspects of Internet development
Internet identification
National and international cyber strategies
Biography :

Mikhail is an experienced attorney and specialist in the field of information security. He is the  PayPal IRM Director, earlier - vice president of the Mail.ru Group and previously served as president of the Coordination Center of the Russian Top-Level Domain (RU), DST Advisors Managing Director. Mikhail focuses on information rights issues, including access to information. He has co-authored the drafts of most of Russia's legislation on information technology. Previously, he was employed at Microsoft Russia, where he was responsible for the corporation's cooperation with governmental authorities in Russia and other CIS states. Mikhail represented the Russian Federation in the G8 working group on legal issues, and in 2004, he was a member of the working group on Internet governance established by the U.N. Secretary-General. Mikhail served as the Chair of PIR Center's Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance under the Center's Advisory Board in 2012-2014. 

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In several hundred pages of captivating narrative, Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century categorically asserts or proves on the basis of numerous examples that thanks to information technology our world has become “flat.” But is this true for the entire pla...

One of the leading Russian IT experts and Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board speculates on the history of Internet regulations and the current debate on domains and the role of ICANN. The author concludes that the issues of Internet governance and network address space become more and more p...

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