“HapPIR Hour in Geneva became HapPIR Evening. It is always a joy to gather among colleagues – employees and friends of PIR. Thank you for the kind words and for the friendly toasts”, – Vladimir Orlov, Founding Director of PIR Center.
On October 19-20, 2022, PIR Center team was in Geneva, Switzerland, on a working visit to participate in the International Conference “Sixty Years after the Cuban Missile Crisis: Lessons for the 21st Century”.
During its stay in Geneva on October 20, 2022, PIR Center held a meeting of members of the PIR Alumni Community. It was attended by PIR Center Executive Board Chairman Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Senior Researcher, WMD Program of UNIDIR, Consultant of PIR Center Andrey Baklitskiy, Director General of PIR Press Ltd Tatiana Zhdanova, Junior Research Fellow of PIR Center Nuclear Nonproliferation and Russia Program, Coordinator of Oral History of Nuclear Nonproliferation Project Alexandra Zubenko, Deputy Director-Education & Training Program Director of PIR Center Elena Karnaukhova, Founding Director of PIR Center Vladimir Orlov. The meeting was also attended by H.E. Anatoly Antonov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the USA, Former Member of the PIR Center Advisory Board and Former Consultant of PIR Center.
The meeting was held in the format of an informal dinner. The participants managed to discuss a wide range of issues related to the international agenda. They also touched upon the current problems of strategic stability and the prospects of arms control regime, disarmament and nuclear nonproliferation in the future. More experienced members of PIR Alumni Community shared their professional experience and professional development, gave recommendations on the preparation of research papers and analytical materials.