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"There has never been a greater need for education in the areas of disarmament and non-proliferation, especially with regard to weapons of mass destruction, but also in the field of small arms and international terrorism. Since the end of the cold war, changing concepts of security and threat have demanded new thinking. Such new thinking will arise from those who are educated and trained today," - Report of the UN Secretary General "United Nations study on disarmament andnon-proliferation education" (А/57/124), 30 August 2002


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Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Nuclear Security Education in the CIS space - chapter that contains the most up-to-date information on the educational activities in the Post-Soviet countries.

 

 

 

 

International and national documents on the Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Nuclear Security Education that form a basis for training of the new generation of specialists

Every Midweek Brainstorming is like a chamber concert; there are no accidental people present. A discussion of a problem or an expert report debated by a small number of highly qualified professionals makes it possible to learn new things and, more significantly, to discuss the nature of the problem honestly, regardless of the personalities involved".


Pavel Luzin, PhD in Political Sciences, PIR Center Alumnus

 

NS_2.JPG“It was useful, I’ve got several new ides” – such feedback is the main criterion of success for the organizers of the Midweek Brainstorming sessions, a series of informal seminars hosted by PIR Center. Interested people gather at PIR Center, including researchers, Foreign Ministries and Defense Ministries diplomats, analysts, engineers and journalists. Some of them are young specialists; some have decades of experience under their belt.

What needs to be done to ensure the long-awaited success of the military reform? The future of China’s nuclear policy – is Beijing willing to consider reducing its arsenal, or is it trying to ramp it up? Is the new constitution of Kyrgyzstan in line with the national character of the country? Will it calm the country down, or lead to another revolution? What exactly is being studied by hundreds of students from Myanmar at nuclear universities? These and many other fascinating questions have been discussed during Midweek Brainstorming sessions over the past year.

The Midweek Brainstorming sessions are held in two formats. One is where an experienced expert takes the center stage; the other is where young researchers defend their theses and thereby begin their professional career. As a rule, the topic chosen for such theses is something new, with no experienced experts available for that narrow subject. But the event is always attended by professionals who can give valuable advice as to what to change, what to add or remove from the thesis, and how to polish it.

The defense of a thesis turns into an insightful debate between real professionals, which especially impresses the young researchers. If the outcome is positive, the young trainee’s piece of research can be recommended for publication. And after such a discussion, an article even by a beginner can take its rightful place among works by well-known professionals. Tea and snacks are offered during the two-hour sessions.

Midweek Brainstorming Sessions:

  • Presentations of research papers at PIR Center – new projects by experienced professionals, and first projects by young scholars
  • Free exchange of opinion and thoughts on key international security issues
  • Meetings with colleagues and new interesting people

For information about the upcoming Midweek Brainstorming sessions, please call +7 (495) 987 19 15 or check “Events Schedule” at our main page

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«Roundtable discussions and seminars that are hallmarks of the Summer School provide opportunities for broad discussions among the participants. Especially, I want to point out the importance and practical significance of the debates. All topics helped to create a new vision of global security challenges, to expand my knowledge. Amazingly professional speakers, the methodology for conducting classes, presenters always give full and succinct answers to questions. A balanced approach to the selection of participants made it possible to get acquainted with approaches to solving problems in different countries».

Oksana Bosiuk, Attaché,

Embassy of Ukraine in Russian Federation

 


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The program of the Summer School includes lectures, seminars, round tables, simulations games which enable to examine crucial issues of international security.

Among the key topics:

  • Nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament: key events and the future of the regime;
  • Internet, information technologies and cyber security in modern international relations;
  • Future of the nuclear industry, nuclear security and nonproliferation culture;
  • Transnational crime: fighting corruption, legalization of illicit income, financing of terrorism, human trafficking, illegal arms and drugs trafficking;
  • Economic development and international scientific and technical cooperation;
  • Russian nonproliferation and security policy.
  • PIR Center invites 25 diplomats, officers and other civil servants, researchers specialized in international relations, postgraduates and students to participate in the Summer School. 

Among the speakers of the program are top Russian and foreign researchers and high-ranked diplomats.

Aims of the program:

Promotion of young talents and realization of their research potential, engagement of young postgraduates and candidates in research activity in nonproliferation and global security;

Creation of community of young specialists in international relations in the post-Soviet space.

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