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Midweek Brainstorming Session with the topic: “Pursuing consensus on the disarmament agenda at the 2020 NPT Review Conference: recommendations for Russia and the United States” 17.04.2018

The meeting will become the venue for the defense of a research paper written by our visiting Research Fellow Mr. Alain Ponce.  

Mr. Ponce previously worked for the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Directorate General for the United Nations. He is now completing his research at PIR Center and graduating from the first international MA program in WMD Nonproliferation which brought together leading Russian and US institutes – Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MGIMO-University) and Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at Monterey, the United States.

The discussion part of the brainstorming session will focus on the following questions:

  • Will it be possible to reach consensus on the disarmament agenda at the 2020 NPT RevCon?
  • Is there any chance for dialogue on disarmament between Russia, the United States, and non-nuclear weapon states?
  • Are groupings at the NPT still relevant? If so, which countries could play a “bridge-building” role?
  • What kind of measures could Russia and the United States adopt to “signal” interest in such dialogue?

The working language of the session is English

Join us on 17 April 2018, at 16:00 (Tuesday) at the Diplomatic Academy building near to Krasnye Vorota metro station. The full address is: Bolshoy Kozlovkiy lane, 4, bld. 1, hall 4.

Please, confirm your participation to Yuliya Seslavinskaya by 16 April 2018 via the following e-mail: or by phone + 7 499 940 09 83.