The PIR Center School is characterized by extreme intensity and concentration of the knowledge provided. The activities were informative and useful. The PIR Center School is not only a traditional place for expert meetings, but also a platform for qualitative, multifaceted and in-depth analysis of the most important global problems. The approach of PIR Center to the organization of the School’s work, including the invitation of unique professionals, the School configuration, the participation of experts from a number of countries, make the experience unique and indispensable. I wish the organizers good luck and more great achievements!
The International School on Global Security is one of the key PIR Center Education & Training Program`s projects, which has been implementing since 2001. It is a unique international educational platform for professional development and networking. The main feature of the project is its practical-oriented character. The PIR Center International School on Global Security provides young professionals from Russia and foreign countries with an opportunity to enhance their understanding of modern global and regional security challenges and threats, develop the skills of situational analysis and joint project activities as well as provide a direct dialogue with potential colleagues and partners.
of educational activity
More than 470
Every year, 25 young IR and global security specialists, including diplomats, military officers, scholars, analysts, students, journalists, public figures, representatives of international organizations, are invited to participate in the School based on the results of the competitive selection. The School is open to participants from Russia and foreign states with a strong interest in global and regional security developments.
young professionals in the field of international security
PROMOTION OF YOUNG TALENT
and realization of their scientific potential, involvement in applied research activities in the field of global security
BUILDING A COMMUNITY
of young IR specialists from Russia and foreign countries
Participation in the School is an effective tool of the professional career growth and a vital instrument of shaping an agenda for cooperation on global and regional security issues. It allows the participants to achieve career heights and promotion, as well as to implement projects, including joint ones, to ensure international security.
The topics of the School are universal and comprehensive. Here everyone could get something useful for themselves. The PIR Center School is an excellent opportunity to share experiences, get fully involved in the educational process, and apply the acquired knowledge in practice. The School gave us not only new knowledge, but also the ability to use them properly in practice, as well as forecasting skills. I thank the organizers for attracting the masters of their craft — theorists and practitioners in the field of global security, with whom we managed to discuss current international problems. The School was prepared at high level. I will use the acquired knowledge in my scientific and professional activities.
Graduates of the School traditionally joins PIR Center’s international community of experts — PIR Alumni Community, which today includes over than 1000 people.
traditional themes of pir center international schools
The PIR Center School is the only course on this kind of topics in Russian. Participants from different countries and with different professional backgrounds were well chosen. I liked that everyone actively participated in the discussions. I have made very useful contacts, especially with PIR Center experts.
The main formats of the pir center international school
Lectures and seminars
Meetings with officials
The Summer School does not impose stereotypes. Problems are covered in such a way that the participant thinks about the relevance and importance of the issue. The course is full of useful information. At the same time, it is accessible and understandable. Lecturers are distinguished by exceptional competence and deep knowledge of their subjects. I intend to use the methods of discussion of controversial issues presented at the School in my further work. The geography and professional affiliation of the participants provide an opportunity to get acquainted with a wide range of opinions and views. Thanks to the experience gained at the School, I have taken a different look at many global security issues.
PIR Center International School lecturers (on the example of 2022)
For many years the lecturers of the PIR Center International School on Global Security are leading theorists and practitioners in the field of nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, global security and international relations in general. They are distinguished by their profound knowledge, experience, and professionalism. The School lecturers are always ready for an open and trusting dialogue on current issues.
Sergey B. Brilev
Natalia V. Burlinova
Evgeny P. Buzhinskiy
Glev V. Efremov
Dmitry G. Evstafiev
Andrey V. Kortunov
Vadim B. Kozyulin
Vladimir P. Kuchinov
Vladimir A. Ladanov
Mikhail N. Lysenko
Vitaly V. Naumkin
Vladimir A. Orlov
Dmitry V. Polikanov
Anastasia M. Ponamareva
Vladimir N. Rudakov
Sergey A. Ryabkov
Ivan A. Safranchuk
Oleg I. Shakirov
Lubov A. Soldatkina
Ekaterina A. Stepanova
Dmitri V. Trenin
Yuliya V. Tseshkovskaya
Aleksey V. Ubeev
Elena V. Chernenko
The XXI PIR Center International School on Global Security is a unique opportunity to exchange views on the problems of professional activity with eminent representatives of Russian political, military, and academic spheres. The lecturers of the School are internationally recognized practitioners in the field of international relations, international security, arms control and nonproliferation. In the era of aggravating confrontation between global actors, such events help to form a unified consolidated picture of the current global events, facilitating right management in the field of international military cooperation.
The PIR Center International School is held annually, as a rule, in the Moscow region, where participants have the opportunity to combine intensive classes with rest away from the noisy capital in Russian nature, captured by great Russian artists, and also visit the famous monuments of Russian culture.
Since 2018 the School has been held in the ancient Russian city of Zvenigorod, which is located near some of the unique landmarks of Russian history, culture and military glory. The cultural program of the School includes cultural excursions. Traditionally, participants visit the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, the Patriot Park, the Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, etc.
The XXI PIR Center International School on Global Security made a strong impression on me, and participation in it turned out to be an unforgettable experience. I would like to especially note the highest level of organization of the event, a significant variety of topics of classes and the extremely serious approach of the organizers to the selection of participants. During the time spent in Zvenigorod, I got acquainted with a lot of extraordinary people, communication with whom was insanely pleasant, interesting and informative from both a professional and a general human point of view. I was so impressed by some lectures and seminars that I continued to retell their content to friends and colleagues for a month after my trip to Zvenigorod. Excursions to the Patriot Park and the Museum of the Great Patriotic War were a wonderful addition to the curriculum. It was very interesting to visit such a historical place as Zvenigorod and enjoy the local nature. In general, in my opinion, the PIR Center International School on Global Security is a wonderful and extremely necessary project, which is important for the development of science, for the purposes of Russian public diplomacy and for the strengthening of international cooperation.