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13.12.2019

"Strategic stability, according to a basic understanding, means the relationship between Russia and the United States, when both sides have no incentives to launch a first nuclear strike. It was defined during the Cold War. Development of new arms technologies, including highprecision non-nuclear, hypersonic weapons and space-based missile defense systems, makes an impact on strategic stability. A significant shift in balance of power between Russia and the United States can undermine stability, increasing the risk of nuclear conflict," - Consultant to PIR Center and Researcher of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry Andrey Baklitskiy. 

12.12.2019

"US-Russia relations have not been at such a dangerously low level since the end of the cold war," - Cynthia Lazaroff, documentary filmmaker/producer, founder of US-Russian exchange initiatives, environmental activist and Bruce Allyn, Senior Fellow, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

10.12.2019

“Although I try to remain optimistic about the possibility of Russian-American dialogue in preparation for and during the NPT 2020 Review Conference ... I am becoming more and more skeptical, even worried and disappointed with how events are developing. In such difficult times, it is especially important to generate constructive and positive ideas, and I look forward to welcome them from the young generation of experts”, – PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov.

International School on Global Security - 2014

The fourteenth PIR-Center International School on Global Security for Young Specialists will take place September 30 – October 8, 2014.

The PIR Center International School is a unique platform where young politicians, diplomats, military, civil servants, journalists, scholars, and students expand the scope of their professional knowledge and further their education.  The school is for those who aim to know more in order to work better.

Participants receive the most complete information on key events and tendencies in international security straight from the source, become familiar with the details of new challenges and threats, and examine the particular qualities of the approaches taken by Russia, other countries, and international organizations to solve regional and global problems.

Topic for the 2014 International School – “Global challenges and security in the Commonwealth of Independent States”

Key topics for the 2014 International School:

* Security of CIS countries and the situation in neighboring regions (Near and Middle East, Afghanistan, Europe, Asia-Pacific Region);

* Non-proliferation of nuclear weapons – on the road to the 2015 NPT Review Conference; * Prospects for international military and military-technical cooperation in a new international context;

* Pressing issues of arms control – stability of modern regimes and the search for new forms of cooperation (START, ABM, Missile Technology Control Regime, conventional arms control, new military technology, questions of multilateral mechanisms for disarmament);

* Cyberspace and the Internet: a new dimension of international politics and global security;

* Global Internet governance – approaches to the regulation of a new space;

* Countering cybercrime – national and international mechanisms;

* Dynamics of and perspectives for Russian foreign and defense policy

* The global economy and international security.

The courses include lectures, seminars, and debates.

School participants will participate in the anniversary PIR-Center conference “Russia and nuclear nonproliferation: on the road to the 2015 NPT Review Conference.”

During the course of the school, PIR-Center will host an alumni meeting.

Students will have the opportunity to discuss the most critical questions of global and regional security with senior officials from core Russian agencies and international organizations.  In the years 2012-2013, school presenters included Deputy Minister of Defense Anatoly I. Antonov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey A. Ryabkov, Deputy Director General of Rosatom Nikolay N. Spassky, Secretary of the CIS Defense Ministers Council Alexander S. Sinaisky, and others.

There will be excursions and a reception with PIR Center experts and alumni of PIR Center educational programs.

Participants. The School accepts 25 diplomats, officers, civil servants, international relations scholars, journalists, graduate students, and undergraduate students under the age of 35 from countries of the CIS and Mongolia.

Lecturers. Leading Russian and foreign experts and representatives from federal agencies, research centers, and companies who study international relations, including PIR Center Senior Vice President Evgeny P. Buzhinsky, the Russian Energy Agency Academic Director Leonid M. Grigoriev, PIR Center Executive Board Chairman Michael V. Yakushev, and others.

The School will take place is the hotel “Gallery” (Abramtsevo, Sergievo-Posad region, Moscovskaya oblast). PIR Center will cover accommodation and meal costs and provide any necessary handouts and literature. Travel to/from Moscow and visa expenses are covered by the participant or his/her organization. The PIR Center can consider covering travel expenses for participants from Central Asia and other regions on an individual basis.

More information about the School-2014 and previous programs you can find at the website: http://pircenter.org/pages/827-international-school-on-global-security-2014.

The school is conducted in partnership with the  “Trialogue” Club International.

For all questions related to the organization of the School, please contact Projects Coordinator Ekaterina Sizikova by phone at +7 (495) 987-1915, fax +7 (495) 987-1914, or e-mail sizikova at pircenter.org .

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

Applicants for the 2014 International School on Global Security should submit the following documents to the organizers:

* Resume (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 (in person or by phone).

The candidate’s resume 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;
* Detailed contact information;
* Photograph (in an electronic file, to post on the site if selected to participate).

Candidates for participation in the program should not be older than 35 years as of October 1, 2014.

Please send applications to PIR Center Executive Director Albert Zulkharneev by email: sizikova at pircenter.org. The organizers will confirm that the application has been received.

Participants should be fluent in Russian and English.The working language of the International School is Russian. Certain classes and presentations may be conducted in English.

Deadline for submitting an application is August 27, 2014.

Selected participants will be announced on September 1, 2014.

The PIR Center will cover accommodation and meal costs and provide any necessary handouts and literature. Travel to/from Moscow and visa expenses are covered by the participant or his/her organization. The PIR Center can consider covering travel expenses for participants from Central Asia and other regions on an individual basis.  

For all questions related to the organization of the School, please contact Projects Coordinator Ekaterina Sizikova by phone at +7 (495) 987-1915, fax +7 (495) 987-1914, or e-mail sizikova at pircenter.org .

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