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09.11.2015

“The WMD and Nonproliferation class organized and delivered by PIR Center in partnership with the MGIMO University was and exceptional educational experience. The well-organized and rich course outline along with very educative and exclusive reading materials supplied made this course a very productive one. It was a magnificent and unique experience to receive lectures from some of the top experts in the field of non-proliferation” — Umut Aslan, student of “Governance and Global Affairs” M.A. in International Affairs at the MGIMO University. 

29.10.2014

“The PIR Center raised our awareness of historical and contemporary nuclear issues. We also learned about nuclear non-proliferation concerns, as well as next-generation conventional weapons that can potentially offset the delicate nuclear balance. My colleagues and I were honored to listen to lectures by distinguished guest professors that have first-hand experiencing in dealing with this topic, including those who represented the Russian Federation at top-level nuclear negotiations. The two-month course that we took was intense, but the knowledge and memories that we gained were well worth it”, – course leader, M.A. student Andrew Korybko.


05.09.2014

On October 4, 2014, PIR Center will announce honorary awards for strengthening the WMD nonproliferation regime. We invite our colleagues from across the world to propose candidates for the nominations until September 20.

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Akhtamzyan, Ildar A. image
Name: Akhtamzyan, Ildar A.
Affiliation: Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Position: Assistant Professor
Expertise:
Nuclear nonproliferation, historical aspects
Nuclear power in the Middle East
Biography :

PhD. in Historical Sciences. Graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1979 and since that time has been working for that Institute as a graduate student, lecturer, senior lecturer, associate professor of the History of international relations and foreign policy Department. Author of the first national course on nonproliferation (MGIMO). Participated as a lecturer in the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute. Author of more than 60 publications in Russia and abroad on the history of international relations, arms control and nonproliferation, including two books of collected documents related to these problems. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2002.

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