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Protocols 1, 2 and 3 to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (the Treaty of Rarotonga) come into force for France.
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21.08.2019

Amb. Roland Timerbaev – a luminary in the field of nonproliferation, an undisputed authority, a great teacher and mentor – has passed away.


27.06.2019

“Autonomous systems are gradually displacing humans from the battlefield, and in many aspects, this can be a boon to the military, who are exposed to less risk. However, at the same time, humans transfer to artificial intelligence (AI) a part of their powers, and consequently a part of their responsibility. According to experts, neural networks will probably never learn to explain their decisions to humans. This can become a serious problem once AI is involved in such areas as intelligence, data analysis, communications and control, scenario development, and in the long run decision making.” – Director of PIR Center’s Emerging Technologies and Global Security Project Vadim Kozyulin.

12.05.2019

“The latest prepcom has two main opposite results: in two weeks it was not possible to reach consensus among the NPT members and agree on the text of recommendations for the 2020 Review Conference, but it was decided to appoint Argentinean diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi as the Chair of the Review Conference – his formal appointment will take place at the end of 2019," Adlan Margoev, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director. 

International School on Global Security — 2019



The International School on Global Security takes place on April 6 — 14, 2019. 

The School is organised by PIR Center and the Diplomatic Academy of Russia. 

The PIR Center International School on Global Security is a unique platform where young politicians, diplomats, military and civil servants, journalists, scholars, and students expand the scope of their professional knowledge and further their education. The School is intended for those who strive to build expertise and improve professional skills and contribute to a more secure world.

The School is an excellent opportunity for those who are studying Russia and the Russian language abroad for a deep immersion in a linguistic, cultural and professional environment established by leading Russian experts in the field of international relations.

The course provides an extensive overview of key developments and trends in international security given by their direct participants, and will walk the students through the twists and turns of new challenges and threats, as well as examine specific approaches and positions taken by Russia, other countries and international organizations to regional and global problems.

 

 

Key topics for the 2019 International School

· WMD nonproliferation and nuclear threat reduction – global and regional agenda. Future of the NPT. WMD in the Middle East. North Korea and security in East Asia. The Iran deal

· Arms control and new arms race. START, INF, missile defence, weapons in outer space, drones

· Emerging technologies – real and mythical opportunities and threats (artificial intelligence, lethal autonomous weapons)

· International law in new technological and political realities

· New trends in terrorism and military conflicts

· Digital transformation, global Internet governance, information security and cyber security

· Russia and its neighbors, Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and Afghanistan

· Highly Likely Russia. Moscow’s foreign policy and defence priorities. Russia and the West. Russia and the East. Russia and the World

Working language of the School is Russian. Participants should be fluent in both Russian and English.

Students will have the opportunity to discuss the critical questions of global and regional security with senior Russian officials and international civil servants.

The list of School speakers includes: Chairman of the Executive Board of the PIR Center Evgeny P. Buzhinskiy, President, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vitaly V. Naumkin, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA; Special Advisor, PIR Center Vladimir A. Orlov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey A. Ryabkov, Deputy Director General of Rosatom Nikolay N. Spassky, Board member, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov, Head of Strategic Projects, Kaspersky Lab Andrey Yu. Yarnykh, etc.


    

Participants. 25 diplomats, officers, civil servants, international relations scholars, journalists, graduate students, and undergraduate students from CIS, Europe, USA, SCO and BRICS countries.  

The International School on Global Security 2019 is conducted using a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society provided by the Presidential Grants Foundation.

Scholarships. Thanks to the support of our partners, selected participants will be provided with scholarships, fully or partially covering participation fee (training course, accommodation and transportation). Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to members of research and educational institutions, governmental agencies and other organizations from the CIS countries.      

  

          


Instructions for submitting an application

Applicants for the 2018 International School on Global Security should submit the following documents to the organizers:

● CV (in Russian or in English, with first and last name in both languages);

● Letter of Recommendation from your organization’s director or your advisor (in either Russian or English);

● Cover Letter (in Russian), in which you should explain your goals for participation in the program.

The organizers may ask to interview the candidate (face-to-face or by phone).

 

The candidate’s CV should contain the following information:

● Last name, first name, patronymic;

● Date of birth;

● Education (including the name of the institute and year of graduation);

● Current position & place of work or study;

● Previous work experience;

● Area of expertise;

● List of conferences attended, titles of presentations;

● List of publications, plus the text of one publication in electronic form or with a link to the text online;

● Knowledge of foreign languages;

● Contact information;

● Photograph (in an electronic file, to post on the site if selected to participate).

 

The deadline for the submission of applications is March 4, 2019. 

Applications should be sent by the e-mail: edu@pircenter.org for Albert Zulkharneev, PIR Center's Director.

 

Information is available in pdf

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