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PIR Center Advisor Dr. Vladimir Orlov held meetings in regional universities

29.09.2017

MOSCOW, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017. PIR PRESS — Founder and PIR Center Special Advisor Dr. Vladimir Orlov delivered lectures and also held work meetings with students and professors of regional universities in Russia, where the issues of international security and nuclear nonproliferation are the educational and research priorities – N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Tomsk State University, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin.

Founder and PIR Center Special Advisor Dr. Vladimir Orlov delivered lectures and also held work meetings with students and professors of regional universities in Russia, where the issues of international security and nuclear nonproliferation are the educational and research priorities – N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Tomsk State University, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin.

In Nizhny Novgorod, a meeting took place at the Institute of International Relations and World History of the UNN. Dr. Vladimir Orlov addressed the students with a lecture about the prospects of Russian-American relations in the field of global security. However, the ensuing discussion with the students went beyond the designated topic. Future specialists in international relations asked questions, concerning a broad international agenda and global security - about the role of Israel in Russian-American relations, the security cooperation between the EU and U.S., and the policies of NATO. In Nizhny Novgorod, and later in Kazan, Dr. Vladimir Orlov held meetings with the director of the Institute of International Affairs and Global History of UNN, Mikhail Rykhtik, to exchange views on the development of the educational process.

On the development of Russian-American relations, Dr. Vladimir Orlov talked also with the students of NTU in Novosibirsk. He also told the assembled students and professors of the Department of International Relations and Regional Studies of NTU about the scientific and education programs of the PIR Center, which are open to young scientists, students, and postgraduate students. Dr. Vladimir Orlov noted that “to talk about this in Novosibirsk, at NTU, was such a pleasure, simply because I know of the kind of contribution this university has made to the treasury of specialists in the field of international security and nonproliferation over the past ten years. At the Department of International Relations and Regional Studies, exceptional people work: they defend their degrees, and are bringing up successors. I thank Vera Gavrilova and Svetlana Klyuchanskaya (both graduate of PIR Center’s educational program), for their hospitality and for their hard work, for their thoroughness and for the worthy example they show to students."

In Tomsk, Dr. Vladimir Orlov held a meeting with the staff of the World Politics Department of the Historical Faculty of Tomsk State University. The Tomsk Oblast is among the leading top three in terms of the number of certified graduates of PIR Center’s educational programs (after Moscow and the Sverdlovsk Region). This statistic, just like the term “Tomsk nonproliferation mafia” – is largely due to the efforst of Doctor of Sciences Larisa Deriglazova, and to her department colleagues. Dr. Vladimir Orlov noted that “we have plenty of common themes, which we are discussing with our colleagues from TSU. Also, we do not look at “history” (although, I will not conceal, that it was nice to see the “PIR Center shelf” at the department, with some of my works present), but we are looking forward”. Dr. Vladimir Orlov also acted as a reviewer of the textbook “Nuclear Nonproliferation”, which TSU issues this year. The advisor of PIR Center highly appreciated the quality of this publication, as well as the important fact that many young nonproliferation specialists from Siberia and the Urals were involved in the work.

In Ekaterinburg, Dr. Vladimir Orlov met with professors and teachers from the International Relations Department of the Ural Humanitarian Institute of the Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin. In a warm and friendly setting, they discussed the issues of cooperation in the sphere of education, and shared their experiences with teaching in the field of nonproliferation. The participants of the meeting were Valery Mikhaylenko, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Honored Scientist of Russia, Head of the Department of International Relations, Vadim Kuzmin, Head of Department of Asian Studies, Dmitry Pobedash, Assistant Professor at the Department of the theory and history of international relations, Ekaterina Mikhaylenko, Head of the Center for studies and education on the field of security and nonproliferation, as well as the alumnus of the Ural Federal University, PIR Center Director Albert Zulkharneev.

At all the universities, Dr. Vladimir Orlov also spoke in detail about the educational projects of PIR Center, in particular of the Dual Degree Master Program in Nonproliferation Studies, which the PIR Center jointly organizes with MGIMO and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Dr. Vladimir Orlov thanked his colleagues, who have been working for several years in regional universities in the field on nonproliferation, and supported their aspirations to actively train the younger generation of specialists in the field of international security and nuclear nonproliferation.

Dr. Vladimir Orlov visited Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, and Ekaterinburg as a part of his trip across Russia, during which he drove a car from Moscow to Transbaikal for a total of 17,000 kilometers, having visited 21 regions of the Russian Federation and more than three dozen cities. Dr. Vladimir Orlov's impressions from this trip are posted on his Facebook page.

For questions related to the educational programs of PIR Center, as well as the Dual Degree Master Program in Nonproliferation Studies, you can contact PIR Center Project Coordinator, Maxim Miroshnikov by phone,+7 (495) 987 91 15, or by email, miroshnikov@pircenter.org.

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