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XXI International School On Global Security Is Open

June 19, 2022

ZVENIGOROD. JUNE 19, 2022. PIR PRESS. “PIR Center School is not just intellectual entertainment, it is serious labour, deep immersion, very hard work for a week without a break. And we know that not everyone is ready for this. Therefore, if you want to sweat and gain new knowledge, then your place is at the PIR Center International School!”, – founder and director of PIR Center Vladimir Orlov.

On June 19, the official opening of the XXI International School on Global Security took place. The director of PIR Center Vladimir Orlov and the PIR Center Education & Training Program Coordinator Elena Karnaukhova addressed the students of the School with a welcoming speech.

This year, 25 young specialists from Azerbaijan, Belarus, the DPR, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa), Northern Macedonia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Japan are participating in the PIR Center School. There are professional diplomats and officers, scientists and researchers, journalists, students, experts and teachers among them. They have already immersed into the intense but fascinating work of mastering the phenomenon of international security in its diversity together with leading Russian experts in the field of international relations and world politics.

On June 19, as part of the first day of the School, a panel discussion was held on the topic “Eurasia in the context of infogenic threats and hybrid wars: where are global transformations leading us?”, by Dmitry Evstafyev, Professor of the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design of the HSE Department of Integrated Communications and a member of the SFDP, RIAC, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center (2008-2022) Dmitry Trenin. Also on June 19, a seminar on “New technologies of war and their impact on security in Eurasia” was held, where Vadim Kozyulin, a PIR Center consultant, Head of the Center for Global Studies and International Relations of the Institute of Topical International Problems of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, acted as a lecturer. The first day of the School ended with the lecture “What awaits Russia and NATO? The New Agenda of European Security as a step towards security in Eurasia” by Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian Council for International Affairs (RIAC), member of the PIR Center Advisory Board.

The XXI International School on Global Security Issues is held in Zvenigorod, Moscow region. The School’s participants began to get acquainted with this city on June 18, on the zero day of the program. On the morning of June 18, the School participants met at the Gorchakov Foundation, a partner of the PIR Center, where they met with Nikita Makurin, Programme coordinator at the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund. He spoke about the current projects of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund and cooperation with PIR Center. After having Russian pies, the participants went to the Moscow region, where a cultural program was waiting for them. The participants of the School got acquainted with the traditions, history and values of Zvenigorod – they visited the Assumption Cathedral and the Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery. An informal welcome dinner was held at the end of the day. Vladimir Orlov, director of PIR Center, greeted the participants of the event on Zvenigorod land. He stressed the importance of holding face-to-face scientific and educational events and suggested to forget about “zooms” for a while, and tune in to active, live communication. The participants of the School will have an exciting 9 days full of discussions on pressing issues of global security.

The XXI PIR Center International School on Global Security is held in partnership with MGIMO of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and using a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society provided by the Presidential Grants Fund, as well as with grant support from the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund and the Russkiy Mir Foundation.

For all questions related to the PIR Center International School on Global Security, please contact the coordinator of the PIR Center Education & Training Program Coordinator Elena Karnaukhova by e-mail