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Chairman of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters Mely Caballero-Anthony spoke to the Dual Degree Master’s Program’s students

11.11.2016

MOSCOW. NOVEMBER 11, 2016. PIR-PRESS – “Considering the multifaceted nature of today's non-traditional threats, security goes beyond the capabilities of States. To combat these challenges, it is necessary to use not only intergovernmental mechanisms, but also to involve non-state actors”, – Chairman of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, Head of Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) Mely Caballero-Anthony.

The first international Dual Degree Master’s Program “Global security, nuclear policy and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction”, realized jointly by MGIMO, PIR Center and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA) is continuing its course.

In addition to the core courses of the program students have the opportunity to meet the world's top specialists in the sphere of security and non-proliferation. On September 28 one of such meeting took place, as the Chairman of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, Head of Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) Mely Caballero-Anthony delivered a lecture for them.

The meeting was also attended by Director of the ASEAN Centre at MGIMO University Victor Sumsky and Special Advisor to PIR Center Vladimir Orlov.

Having outlined the range of contemporary non-traditional threats, such as armed conflicts, global climate change, and the energy crisis, Mely Caballero-Anthony stressed that all of them today have transnational nature and are caused by the development and use of new technologies. Thus, the “security goes beyond the capabilities of States. To combat these challenges, it is necessary to use not only intergovernmental mechanisms, but also to involve non-state actors”, – speaker said.

As an example of modern approach to counter non-traditional threats Prof. Caballero-Anthony shared the ASEAN experience, which is “successfully using multilateral mechanisms such as ASEAN + 1, ASEAN + 3, ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the meeting of ASEAN defense ministers and the East Asia Summit (EAS). Besides, non-state actors, such as the ASEAN Eminent Persons Group, experts’ communities and non-governmental organizations also greatly contribute to the maintenance of security”.

Ms. Mely Caballero-Anthony also participated in the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the PIR Center International Conference “Emerging technologies and global security: an agenda for 21st century”, where she presented a report at the section “Nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear security in the new technological and political reality”.

The admission for the next year of the program has started. For details of the program, please visit the website: http://dualdegree.pircenter.org

The presentations and the texts of speeches delivered by participants of conference are available on the website http://conference2016.pircenter.org

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