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21.05.2022

"The main thing, of course, is constant work, and in two directions. On the one hand, you need to constantly hone the skills that you have, especially in our specialty. You should never forget that if you know a language, it will always be at a high level. It needs to be constantly refreshed. This is on the one hand. On the other hand, you need to learn something new all the time. I'm used to the fact that you need to continuously immerse yourself in new things, new topics, new activities. This applies to both research and practical work. The Arab East and the Middle East provide a very wide field of action for self-realization, there is always an opportunity to learn something new, so human life is not enough for this. You need to leave a memory of yourself in the profession. Getting new knowledge, mastering something is very interesting and gives an incentive to life, without which it becomes boring," - Vitaliy Naumkin, director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

17.05.2022

While most of the countries remain concentrated on the Ukrainian crisis, there is a possibility of another crisis at the different edge of Eurasia. The potential troublemaker is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and its nuclear missile program, which has somewhat revived in recent times.

13.05.2022

Negotiations to return to Iranian nuclear deal in recent weeks have noticeably stalled. The main reason for this is the discrepancy between the positions of Tehran and Washington on the status of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is extremely important for Iran both from a military and economic point of view. On this background, external players interested in the restoration of the deal became more active. First of all, this concerns the monarchies of the Persian Gulf.

11.05.2022

The military situation in Europe against the backdrop of the ongoing Russian special operation in Ukraine remains tense. On May 1, joint exercises Defender Europe and Swift Response began in Poland and eight other NATO countries. These exercises said to be last until May 26. Up to 18 thousand servicemen from the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and other countries will take part in them.

International Summer School on Global Security 2011

SS2011-FirstPage-1.jpgThe International Summer School on Global Security for young specialists from Russia, CIS states and other Central and Eastern European countries organized by the PIR Center (The Russian Center for Policy Studies) is a unique platform where young specialists not only improve their skills and broaden their professional outlook, but also meet the leading Russian experts, representatives of state and nongovernmental organizations, leading private companies, and foreign diplomatic corps in Moscow.

The program of the Summer School consists of two parts. During the first week of the program participants and guest speakers will discuss priorities and peculiarities of Russian foreign policy, its relations with neighbors and other states, existing mechanisms and new initiatives on security in Europe. A significant part of lectures and workshops will cover the WMD nonproliferation, arms control and disarmament issues including regional aspects of nonproliferation regime (DPRK, Iran) and the role of international organizations in strengthening the nonproliferation regime.

The second week will be dedicated to the current soft security issues, including: energy, environmental and water security, Internet and information security, drug trafficking, migration and demographic issues.

During the Summer School special focus will be made on the following issues:

  • Multilateral institutes and new initiatives on maintenance of security (Europe, Asia-Pacific Region, Middle East, Central Asia).
  • Economic development, energy and international cooperation in science and technology.
  • Internet governance, information technologies and cyber security.
  • Nuclear nonproliferation: key events and the future of the regime.
  • START entered into force – what next? The new agenda in the sphere of nuclear disarmament and arms reduction. Initiatives, projects and estimations.
  • The future of the nuclear industry, nuclear security and nonproliferation culture.
  • Transnational crime: corruption, financing of terrorism, human trafficking, illegal arms and drugs trafficking.

Summer School participants will meet Russian outstanding intellectuals and journalists. Two excursions and a reception with participation of the PIR Center's Alumni and experts will be organized during the School.

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Participants. Twenty five young representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and other governmental structures, think tanks and universities, PhD and MA students at the age under 35 years will be invited to the Summer School from CIS and other Central and Eastern European countries.

Instructors. The lectures and workshops of the International Summer School on Global Security are to be conducted by such well-known experts in the field of global security as Assistant Professor of MGIMO Ildar Akhtamzyan, Chief research fellow of Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Natalia Kalinina, Executive Director of the Foundation “Russkiy Mir” Vyacheslav Nikonov, PIR Center's President Dr. Vladimir Orlov, President of the Middle East Institute Evgeny Satanovsky, Leading research officer of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Ekaterina Stepanova, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador Roland Timerbaev, Chief research fellow of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Director of Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia (1996-2000) Vyacheslav Trubnikov, Chairman of  the Commission of Social Council of the Defence Ministry of Russia Vitaliy Shlykov, DST Advisors Managing Director, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board  Mikhail Yakushev and others.

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Representatives of the Russian Security Council, Foreign Ministry and Federal Assembly will be among Summer School Lecturers.

Working Language of the Summer School is Russian. All the participants should be fluent in Russian.

The program will be held outside Moscow in the “Pokrovskoe Resort.” This venue located in the Moscow region provided participants with the opportunity to communicate with instructors not only during the lectures, but also informally as many instructors live in the resort with the participants.

PIR Center covers accommodation and meal costs and provides necessary handouts and literature. Travel and visa expenses are covered by participant or his/her organization. 

To apply for the International Summer School 2011, please send to the PIR Center the following packet of documents: 

  • detailed CV in Russian and English
  • recommendation from the chief of the organization/scientific adviser (in Russian or in English) 
  • motivation letter
  • photo

The detailed CV of the applicant should contain:

  • surname, name, middle name (including the representatives from CIS)
  • date of birth
  • education (with names of school/college/university)
  • current place of work
  • current position
  • list of conferences/seminars and topics of presentations list of publications, electronic version of the last one
  • language skills
  • detailed contact information

The applicants should be not older than 35 years of age.

The applications should be submitted by fax at +7 (495) 987 19 14 (addressed to Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR Center's President) or by email at [email protected]. The application submission deadline is April 20, 2011.

All the questions concerning the International Summer School can be addressed to the PIR Center's Education Programs Coordinator Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 - 1915 or e-mail [email protected]

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