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15.02.2018

“The current state of US-Russian relations is depressive and stimulating. Depressing because there’s so little optimism in the expert community, and there’s so much concern that we are heading in the direction that neither of us really seems to want but neither of us can avoid. And that direction seems to be bringing us to the potential for conflict... That generates the commitment, which was the positive side of the discussion. We had a very pragmatic discussion. There was relatively little posturing, and there was a lot of serious direct constructive exploration of our differences,” — Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

08.02.2018

Today they DPRK has a nuclear arsenal. In my judgment, they are not going to give up their nuclear arsenal. Diplomacy is no longer able to solve that problem and that’s the problem we have to deal with today. Therefore, U.S, Russia, China, Japan and South Korea have to being able to contain and deter the arsenal they have. It is not primarily a diplomatic issue, but a military issue. Secondly, we need diplomacy to try to lower that danger”,  Former Secretary of Defense (1994 – 1997) William Perry.

08.02.2018

On January 24-26, 2018, the sixty-ninth winter session of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters took place in Geneva. Since 2015, Russia has been represented in the Advisory Board by Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), the PIR Center Founder & Special Advisor, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov.

International School on Global Security

   


School-2017: GLobal Security Challenges and Strengthening the Cooperation in Eurasia 

The International School on Global Security takes part on April 22 — 30, 2017 

The 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.

The course provides an extensive overview of key developments and trends in international security given by their direct participants, and will walk the students through the twists and turns of new challenges and threats, as well as examine specific approaches and positions taken by Russia, other countries and international organizations to regional and global problems.

 

The deadline for the submission of applications is March 23, 2017.

 

Key topics for School-2017:

● New priorities of the Russian foreign and defense policy

● Pivot to the East - potential for cooperation and security in the Asia-Pacific region

● Security of the CIS countries

● Future of the European security architecture

● Building the BRICS — what will the future hold?

● Nonproliferation and nuclear security in the light of the new threats to international security

● New issues of arms control — weaponization of outer space, lethal autonomous robots, etc.

● New trends in terrorism

● Military and technical cooperation in the Eurasia

● Information and communication technologies: a revolutionary aspect of global security

● Global Internet governance and international regulation of cyberspace

Participants. 25 diplomats, officers, civil servants, international relations scholars, journalists, graduate students, and undergraduate students.   

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

The deadline for the submission of applications is March 17, 2017. The list of selected participants will be published on March 24, 2017.


   

Regular lecturers of the School:

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

In the years 2010-2016, the list of School speakers included: Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Anatoly I. Antonov, Chairman of the Executive Board of the PIR Center Evgeny P. Buzhinskiy, Chief Advisor, Analytical Center of the Russian Federation Government Leonid M. Grigoryev, 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; Special Advisor, PIR Center Vladimir A. Orlov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey A. Ryabkov, Deputy Director General of Rosatom Nikolay N. Spassky, Executive Director, National Committee on BRICS Research Georgy D. Toloraya, Board member, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov, Vice President of Global Stakeholder Engagement for Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe, ICANN Mikhail V. Yakushev, Head of Strategic Projects, Kaspersky Lab Andrey Yu. Yarnykh, etc.

 

   


Accomodation and excursions

The School will take place in the Gallery Hotel (Abramtsevo, Sergievo-Posad region, Moscovskaya oblast). Participants will have an opportunity to visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius and the Museum-Reserve “Abramtsevo” — an estate originally owned by Russian author Sergei Aksakov where other famous writers and artists — such as Nikolai Gogol — guested. Later in 19th century Russian themes and folk art flourished in Abramtsevo under the ownership of Savva Mamontov, a wealthy industrialist and patron of the arts.

 

Fees and scholarships

Participation fee is 1,600 USD. Discounts are offered if paid before February 28, 2017 and for participants with reference from Trialogue Club International and Centre russe d'études politiques members.

Participation Fees

If paid before February 28, 2017 — -10%

If paid after February 28, 2017

1,450 USD

1,600 USD

Fees for participants with reference from Trialogue Club International and Centre russe d'études politiques members.

If paid before February 28, 2017 — -20%

If paid after February 28, 2017 — -10%

1,250 USD

1,450 USD


Participation fee includes: education and training program, handouts and literature, reception, excursions, accommodation in double rooms (accommodation in single rooms requires additional payment to hotel), three meals daily (buffet), travel Moscow — Abramtsevo — Moscow).

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.

 

Instructions for submitting an application

Applicants for the 2017 International School on Global Security should submit the following documents to the organizers:

● CV (in Russian or in English, with first and last name in both languages);

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

● Cover Letter (in Russian), in which you should explain your goals for participation in the program.

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

 

The candidate’s CV should contain the following information:

● Last name, first name, patronymic;

● Date of birth;

● Education (including the name of the institute and year of graduation);

● Current position & place of work or study;

● Previous work experience;

● Area of expertise;

● List of conferences attended, titles of presentations;

● List of publications, plus text of one publication in electronic form or with a link to the text online;

● Knowledge of foreign languages;

● Contact information;

● Photograph (in an electronic file, to post on the site if selected to participate)

  

Contacts

E-mail: edu@pircenter.org

Tel: +7 (499) 940 09 83

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