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A series of seminars on key issues of global security will take place in Geneva


GENEVA, JUNE 11, 2015. PIR PRESS ­­– On June 16-19, a series of seminars on key issues of global security will take place in Geneva.  The seminars are organized by the PIR Center’s European partner Centre russe d'études politiques in partnership with The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research,  Geneva Centre for Security Policy and other partner organizations

One of the key tasks of the PIR Center and its European partner Centre russe d'études politiques based in Geneva is to promote an active dialogue on international security issues between Russian and foreign experts. The number of events and round tables will take place in Geneva, on June 16-19, 2015.

On June 16, the PIR Center, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP), in association with the Trialogue Club International, hold an expert panelLooking to the Future: Expert Perspectives on Global Cyber Policy”.

In light of ongoing discussions on norms of state behavior and new legally binding agreements in the cyberspace, this meeting will be an opportunity for experts from UNIDIR, PIR Center and the GCSP to share opinions and discuss key issues such as applicability of existing international law to state conduct in cyberspace, security of critical infrastructure and future global challenges in the area of cyberspace.

During the panel, the report “Global Internet governance and international security in the field of the ICT use” prepared by PIR Center consultant Oleg Demidov and members of PIR Center Advisory Board Working Group will be presented.

On the same day, in Geneva, an inaugural meeting of the research project in the framework of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council work stream “Cybersecurity of Civil Nuclear Facilities: Assessing the Threat, Finding Legal and Policy Solutions” will take place.

On June 17, Centre russe d’etudes politiques in partnership with the PIR Center, the Center of Political Analyses and Information Security and with organizational support of Think Tank-Hub Geneva will hold an annual meeting. The meeting will be devoted to the Russian-European relations and the future of continental security. The PIR Center Special Advisor and Director of the Center for Global Issues and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Orlov will give a keynote speech on “Europe minus Russia: a year of new reality; and what about the next one?”.

On June 18, UNIDIR, PIR Center in partnership with Centre russe d’etudes politiques will hold a joint seminar on “Nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament: where to after the 2015 NPT review conference?” In May 2015, 191 states parties to the NPT failed to agree an outcome at the Review Conference in New York. During the joint seminar, PIR Center and UNDIR panel of experts will elaborate on how the outcome of the RevCon effects the nonproliferation regime and how the main problems of nonproliferation and disarmament will be solved during next five years.

The seminar will also be a venue to present the latest report co-authored by PIR Center “Iran in the regional and global perspective”. The report was prepared by a working group with participation of members of 15 states, and is devoted to comprehensive solution to Iranian nuclear issue and the nonproliferation issues in the region.

Participation in all of the Geneva events is by invitation only. For registration and questions please contact Ms. Ekaterina Sizikova by phone +7 (985) 764-98-96 or email sizikova at