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10.06.2021

«The situation for the upcoming presidential term looks rather difficult, as economic problems will put even stronger pressure on the regime, and the propensity to negotiate and reach an agreement will be reduced. However, this does not mean that Iran will seek to develop nuclear weapons or decide to withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons», ‒ Yulia Sveshnikova, PIR Center Consultant.

09.06.2021

«Strategic stability in Russian-American relations... What to expect from Iran's missile program... What are the chances that the DPRK will abandon nuclear weapons... How to 3D-print a drone and what this means for the arms control regime... Does nuclear energy have a future in the Middle East ... These are just some of the topics we were discussing for the last two evenings and into the night, connecting Moscow, California, New York, Yekaterinburg, Seoul ... “Discuss” is the exact word. But, strictly speaking, it was students from different countries who reported to the members of the State Examination Commission headed by General of the Army Vyacheslav Trubnikov. And MGIMO University, PIR Center and Middlebury Institute of International Studies “connected the wires”. Students are now masters. The Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy, and WMD Nonproliferation has taken a new qualitative step forward. And has confirmed that this master's program is not just “international”, not just “unique”, but also with a stable quality mark», ‒ Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center Director, MGIMO Professor and Academic Advisor of the Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy, and WMD Nonproliferation.

21.05.2021

«Participation in the PIR Center XX International School on Global Security in 2020 opened a new page in my life. This event let me not only gain new knowledge and expand my understanding of nonproliferation and disarmament issues, global security in general, but also define my research and professional priorities, and change a lot in my life. Besides, I met a lot of interesting people, more specifically, invited experts and lecturers, participants and organizers of the School, with their own views, ideas, initiatives, ambitions. And I warmly remember all of them,» ‒ a winner of the XX International School on Global Security of PIR Center, currently the Coordinator of the PIR Center Education & Training Program Elena Karnaukhova.

XX Anniversary International School on Global Security — 2020

 


The Anniversary 20th International School on Global Security takes place on September 26 — October 4, 2020. 

The PIR Center International School on Global Security is a unique platform where young politicians, diplomats, military and civil servants, journalists, scholars, and students expand the scope of their professional knowledge and further their education. The School is intended for those who strive to build expertise and improve professional skills and contribute to a more secure world.

The School is an excellent opportunity for those who are studying Russia and the Russian language abroad for a deep immersion in a linguistic, cultural and professional environment established by leading Russian experts in the field of international relations.

 

Key topics for the 2020 International School

· WMD nonproliferation and nuclear threat reduction – global and regional agenda. Future of the NPT. WMD in the Middle East. North Korea and security in East Asia. The Iran deal

· Arms control and new arms race. START, INF, missile defence, weapons in outer space, drones

· Emerging technologies: real and mythical opportunities and threats (artificial intelligence, lethal autonomous weapons)

· International law in new technological and political realities

· New trends in terrorism and military conflicts

· Digital transformation, global Internet governance, information security and cyber security

· Russia and its neighbors, Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and Afghanistan

· Highly Likely Russia. Moscow’s foreign policy and defence priorities. Russia and the West. Russia and the East. Russia and the World

Working language of the School is Russian. Participants should be fluent in both Russian and English.

Students will have the opportunity to discuss critical questions of global and regional security with senior Russian officials and international civil servants.

The list of School speakers includes: Chairman of the Executive Board of the PIR Center Evgeny P. Buzhinskiy, President, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vitaly V. Naumkin, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA; PIR Center Director Vladimir A. Orlov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey A. Ryabkov, Board member, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov, Head of Strategic Projects, Kaspersky Lab Andrey Yu. Yarnykh, etc.

Participants. 25 diplomats, officers, civil servants, international relations scholars, journalists, graduate students, and undergraduate students from CIS, Europe, the USA, SCO and BRICS countries.

Place. The School takes place in the ancient Russian city of Zvenigorod. Near the city there are unique monuments of the Russian spiritual culture, the Savvino-Storozhesky and Novoirerusalimsky monasteries, places connected with life of the Russian writers and composers.

In case of adverse epidemiological situation caused by COVID-19, the International School will be held in the form of a videoconference. If a part of the selected participants will be unable physically arrive in Moscow due to the closed borders and/or a ban on traveling abroad, the School will be held in a combined format (some of the participants will be present in person, the other part will join all School events remotely in real-time mode).


The International School on Global Security 2020 is conducted using a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society provided by the Presidential Grants Foundation.

Scholarships. Thanks to the support of our partners, selected participants will be provided with scholarships, fully or partially covering participation fee (training course, accommodation and transportation). Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to members of research and educational institutions, governmental agencies and other organizations from the CIS countries.     

On all questions regarding the International School you may contact Education and Training Program Director Yulya Sych by e-mail [email protected].


INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON GLOBAL SECURITY 2020 

Applicants who wish to participate in the competitive selection for the International School on Global Security should:

1.FILL IN electronic questionnaire HERE (the link is available on school.pircenter.org

2.SEND to organizers at the e-mail address [email protected] the following documents:

Essential:

- Cover Letter (in Russian), in which applicants should explain their goals for participation in the program.

- Letter of Recommendation from organization’s director or advisor of applicants (in either Russian or English);

Optionally applicants can submit any other materials which will allow us to evaluate the application further (CV, publication, etc.).

Please, state in the subject line: International School 2020 Application.

3.RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION by e-mail from the organizing committee of School that the application is accepted for consideration.

The organizers may ask for an interview with the candidate (face-to-face or by phone).

Applications should be sent by the e-mail: [email protected] for Yulia Sych, PIR Center Educational Program Director.

Working language of the School is Russian. Separate performances may be held in English. Participants should be fluent in both Russian and English.

The deadline for the submission of applications is August 10, 2020.

The organizers bear the costs associated with the accommodation and meals of program participants representing scientific, educational organizations and government bodies of the CIS countries, as well as provide students with the necessary handouts and literature. Travel expenses to Moscow and back to nonresident participants are covered by the sending side. On the basis of individual applications, PIR Center may consider paying for the fare to participants from regions of Russia remote from Moscow and Central Asian countries.

On all questions regarding administration purposes, please contact Education and Training Program Director Yulya Sych by e-mail [email protected].

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