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The PIR Center welcomes new Advisory Board Members!


MOSCOW, FEBRUARY 27, 2013. PIR PRESS -  Head of the Korea and Mongolia Department at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Alexander Vorontsov, Chair of International Relations Department in Okan University Mustafa Kibaroglu, Head of verification and security policy coordination at the IAEA until 2012 г. Tariq Rauf, Head of the Department of Regional Programs of Russkiy Mir Foundation Georgy Toloraya and Deputy Director of the Department on New Challenges and Threats of the Russian Foreign Ministry Dmitry Feoktistov join PIR Center's Advisory Board.

The Russian Center for Policy Studies (PIR Center) is pleased to welcome new members to its Advisory Board. We are certain that the recommendations, experience, and knowledge of these experts will prove invaluable for development of the organization and contribute significantly in determining prospective directions for the Center’s research and educational work.

Vorontsov.jpgAlexander V. Vorontsov holds a Ph.D. in History. He is a senior staff member at the International Center for Korean Studies at Moscow State University and a visiting professor at Osaka University of Economics and Law. From 2000 to 2002, Vorontsov worked at the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang (DPRK). His current research includes contemporary Korean history and Korea in international relations. He has participated in a number of international conferences on Korea-related topics and is the author of over 150 publications.

Kibaroglu.jpgMustafa Kibaroglu is Chair of International Relations Department in Okan University. He used to teach courses on “Arms Control & Disarmament” and “Turkish Foreign Policy” at the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara from 1997 to 2011. Prof. Kibaroglu was a Research Fellow at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva (1995); International Atomic Energy Agency Fellow at the University of Southampton (1996); Post-doctoral Fellow at the Monterey Institute in California (1996/97); and Sabbatical Fellow at the Belfer Center of Harvard University (2004/05).  

Rauf.jpgTariq Rauf, until 2012 - Head of verification and security policy coordination at the IAEA. Scientific Secretary, IAEA Director General's Expert Group on Multilateral Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (2004/2005). Director of the International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program, at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, from September 1995 until February 2002. Advisor and Nonproliferation Expert with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada), and to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Parliament of Canada), 1990-2002. Senior Associate at the former Canadian Center for Global Security (the Canadian Center for Arms Control and Disarmament) in Ottawa, 1986-1995. Expert Advisor to the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Weapons of Mass Destruction, 1995.

Toloraya.jpgGeorgy D. Toloraya, Doctor of Economics, Professor. Having graduated from MGIMO (Moscow University of International Relations) in 1978 he served two postings in North Korea (1977-1980 and 1984-1987), worked for trade promotion agencies related to Asia. He collaborated with a number of noted Russian academic institutes full-time and as a part-time researcher, including the Institute of Economy and the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Since 1991 he served at Russian Foreign Ministry (1991–1993), was a Deputy Chief of the Russian Embassy (in South Korea (1993-1998), 1st Asian Department Deputy Director-General (1998-2003), Consul General of Russia in Sydney (2003-2007). In 2007-2008 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC. He has published many articles and books on East Asia.

Feoktistov.jpgDmitry V. Feoktistov, Ph.D. in History. Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1990. From 1993 to1996 served as the Second Secretary at the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. From 1996 to 2000 – First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN. From 2000 to 2004 – First Secretary, Counselor of the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. From 2004 to 2010 – Counselor, Senior Counselor and Head of the Political Office at the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN. In May-September 2010 served as Head of the Counter-Terrorism Department of the Department on New Challenges and Threats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.    

Advisory Board Members actively participate in various PIR Center projects through consultations to ensure quality results. At the Board’s quarterly meetings, members discuss a wide variety of questions, including nuclear nonproliferation, energy security, perspectives for nuclear industry development, and other priority directions of the PIR Center’s work.

For more information on PIR Center Advisory Board please visit our website.

For comments from PIR Center's experts, please, contact us by phone +7(495)987-19-15, fax: +7(495)987-19-14