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PIR Center launches magister course on WMD nonproliferation in MGIMO University

15.09.2014

MOSCOW, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014. PIR PRESS – “I would like to express my utmost gratitude for your efforts to integrate ongoing PIR Center research into the educational process at MGIMO. The joint module on nuclear nonproliferation that was organized in 2013 generated lively and interested responses from students and demonstrated great potential for future cooperation. We hope that the grounds we created will serve as a foundation for the opening of full-fledged educational programs,” – Rector of MGIMO University Anatoly Vasilyevich Torkunov.

WMD nonproliferation regime faces new challenges due to the global economic, political changes, technological progress and the increase of the factor of force. A new level of expertise and education in the field of nonproliferation and international security is required which would be based on the cutting-edge achievements of science and interdisciplinary research. Moreover, real globalization of proliferation risks raises the question of training of nonproliferation experts for the whole world.

On September 10, 2014 PIR Center launches the course “WMD nonproliferation and international security” for the English-taught MGIMO-University M.A. program “Governance and Global Affairs”. Lectures and seminars for 22 students from 16 countries will be conducted in English by leading Russian experts in the field of nonproliferation, nuclear energy, arms control, international and regional security. Among the lecturers of the course are: Ildar Akhtamzyan, Assistant Professor of the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of MGIMO University; Andrey Baklitskiy, PIR Center Information Program Director; Lieutenant-General Evgeny Buzhinsky, Senior Vice President of PIR-Center; Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center President and Alexander Vorontsov, Head of the Korean and Mongolian Department of Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The course has already laid the basis for cooperation between PIR Center and MGIMO in the effort to develop education in the field of nonproliferation and disarmament worldwide. It is believed that together MGIMO University and PIR Center will achieve a new level of cooperation with the major foreign scientific and educational centers in the field of nonproliferation. Joint program of MGIMO and PIR Center can be considered as a new Russian contribution to the disarmament, nonproliferation and nuclear security education.

In a letter addressed to PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov, Anatoly Torkunov writes: “I would like to express my extreme gratitude for your efforts to integrate ongoing PIR Center research into the educational process at MGIMO. The joint module on nuclear nonproliferation that was organized in 2013 generated lively and interested responses from students and demonstrated great potential for future cooperation. We hope that the grounds we created will serve as a foundation for the opening of full-fledged educational programs”.

Detailed information on the project can be found at the page of the joint course at PIR Center website: http://globalgovernance.edu.pircenter.org.

For any questions related to PIR Center Educational Programs please contact PIR Center Projects coordinator Sizikova Ekaterina by email [email protected], phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or fax +7 (495) 987 19 14.

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