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19.01.2021

On January 19, 2021, Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Director of the PIR Center, gave an interview to the Security Index journal. He shared his views on the great potential of the Russian-US cooperation in the framework of the NPT, threats of nuclear proliferation, suggesting how to make the P5 framework practically useful, and what is the role of China, the United Kingdom and India in the nonproliferation regime.

18.01.2021

PIR Center experts Vladimir Orlov and Sergey Semenov discuss the prospects for the Russian-American dialogue on arms control.

15.01.2021

The article analyzes the correlation between the regions impacted by the spread of COVID-19 and the territories of genetically modified organisms crops cultivation and consumption. The authors note that the highest mortality rates from COVID-19 can be observed in countries with a high level of genetically modified foods production and consumption, while the countries where it is prohibited hold low COVID-19 mortality rates. Based on the data analyzed, a hypothesis is put forward about the correlation between the global spread of COVID-19 and GM foods, along with the production and consumption of GMO crops.

International Summer School on Global Security 2010

The next International Summer School on Global Security for the Specialists from Russia and CIS organised by Center for Policy Studies (Russia) will be held on June 20 - July 3, 2010.

SS2010-FirstPage-1.jpgDuring the last three years the representatives from 12 CIS states including the specialists from Russian regional universities, government structures (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense), research institutes of CIS took part in education program.  

The first week will be dedicated to the current global security problems, with a special emphasis on soft security. During the Global Security Week the following security challenges will be covered:

  • Energy Security
  • Preventing Illicit Conventional Arms Transfers 
  • Migration and Demographic Security
  • Internet and Information Security 
  • Drug Trafficking and TOC - Sources of Regional and Global Insecurity 
  • Environmental Security
  • International Export Control Systems

The second week will cover the WMD nonproliferation issues. The preliminary list of topics for Nonproliferation Week is the following: 

  • Nonproliferation Regime and NPT
  • International Nonproliferation Regimes
  • Multilateral Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Regional Aspects of Nonproliferation Regime (North Korea, Iran)
  • Renaissance of the Atomic Energy and Its Impact on the Nonproliferation Regime
  • Role of International Organizations in Strengthening the Nonproliferation Regime
  • New Trends in Nuclear Strategies and Doctrines
  • Countering WMD Terrorism

SS2010-FirstPage-2.jpgBesides lectures, PIR Center experts will conduct a number of workshops and round table sessions to give the participants the opportunity to deliver their own research works as well as exchange their opinions on non-proliferation and soft security issues in which they are interested.

The selection of the participants is made on the competitive basis. The organizers cover living expenses for Summer School participants , and provide them with the necessary materials and literature.

To apply for the International Summer School-2010, 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

SS2010-FirstPage-4.jpgThe 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
  • photo

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, 2010. The announcement of the Summer School participants list is to be on April 30, 2010. 

All the questions concerning the International Summer School can be addressed to the PIR Center's Education Program Director Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 - 1915 or e-mail [email protected] or to Education projects coordinator Julia Sveshnikova via e-mail: [email protected]

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