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The fourteenth PIR Center International School on Global Security for Young Specialists took place on September 30 – October 8, 2014.

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Nuclear Nonproliferation and Global Security at PIR Center International School

10.10.2014

MOSCOW, OCTOBER 13, 2014. PIR PRESS – “The thing that sets the PIR Center School apart from other educational programs is the highest level of preparation and organization of the educational process.  Particularly it is evident when we talk about participants of the School, who have demonstrated deep understanding of the material,” – Arseni Sivitski, Director of the Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies, participant of the 2014 International School.

The PIR Center International School on Global Security took place at Abramtsevo, Moscow region from September 30 to October 8, 2014. This year 24 young specialists from diplomatic and other government agencies, research centers and universities in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Mongolia, Russia, South Ossetia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were selected to attend the course.

The topic for the 2014 International School was “Global challenges and security in the Commonwealth of Independent States”. During the week, participants of the School together with top Russian and foreign experts studied the effects of global and regional processes on the security of CIS countries, discussed possible solutions for the most pressing international problems.

Traditional lections of PIR Center’s Director Vladimir Orlov “Priorities of the Russian international security policy” and “International Nonproliferation Regimes. Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty” opened the part of the program devoted to the nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, peaceful nuclear energy and nuclear security.

Participants of the School were able to attend the lectures of Coordinator of the PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” program Andrey Baklitskiy, the PIR Center Senior Vice President Lieutenant-General (retired), Evgeny Buzhinsky, Chief Advisor to the Head of the Analytical Center of the Russian Federation Government, Leonid Grigoryev, PIR Center Senior Research Fellow, Vadim Kozyulin, and the Head of the Korea and Mongolia Department at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander Vorontsov.

During the course, special emphasis was put on the potential and perspectives for creation of international mechanisms of security and good-neighbourliness.

Tariq Rauf, Director of the Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), and previously Head of the Verification and Security Policy Coordination Office at the International Atomic Energy Agency told the participants about the experience of the IAEA and UN in settling the nonproliferation problems.

During the round table “The OSCE – Experience of the 2014 and the Organization’s Potential in Providing the European Security”, the Head of the OSCE Department at the Russian Foreign Ministry, Valery Maslin, PIR Center Vice President, Dmitry Polikanov, Defense Attache of the Embassy of Switzerland in Russia, Bruno Russi, and Deputy Head of the Embassy of Switzerland in Russia, Patric Franzen discussed the OSCE’s potential to strengthen European security.

Currently the cooperation mechanisms in the Commonwealth of the Independent States are facing increasing challenges. PIR Center Senior Research Fellow, Vadim Kozyulin and Secretary of the Council of the Defense Ministers of the CIS, Alexander Sinaysky, discussed the prospective for international military and technical-military cooperation in the CIS under the new international situation.

During the round table “The Influence of the Situation in the Greater Middle East for the Security of CIS States”, the Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vitaly Naumkin, and the Editor-in-Chief of the “The Great Game: Politics, Business, Security in Central Asia” journal, Ivan Safranchuk shared their views on the regional developments, evaluated the challenges posed to the CIS countries by the “Islamic State”, situation in Syria and Afghanistan.

The global challenges module culminated as the participants of the School attended Extended Meeting of the PIR Center Advisory Board and the Trialogue Club International "Russia and nuclear nonproliferation agenda: towards the 2015 NPT Review Conference".

The participants of the School highly appreciated the organization of the educational course.  The Director of the Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies, Arseni Sivitski. who participated in the School, addressed the organizers with the following words: “The thing that sets the PIR Center School apart from other educational programs is the highest level of preparation and organization of the educational process.  Particularly it is evident when we talk about participants of the School, who have demonstrated deep understanding of the material”.

On October 5, an old friend of PIR Center, Colonel General (Ret.) Evgeny Maslin visited the School. He wished the participants success in the fight to strengthen global security: “Somewhere I have hope that humanity will still come to the conclusion that, in the end, global issues will require the effort of all mankind.  Then people will forget all of the things that make us threaten one another. I believe that people will think not about nuclear weapons or about how to better create them, but, conversely, will come to realize that life is short and that a person who enters this world for such a short term must live comfortably, with pleasure, and do things, which he enjoys.  Good luck to you in your future lives!”

For all questions related to the organization of the School and other PIR Center educational projects, please contact the Projects Coordinator, Ekaterina Sizikova by tel. +7 (495) 987-1915, fax +7 (495) 987-1914 or email at sizikova at pircenter.org.

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