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The USSR commissions the first world commercial nuclear power plant (NPP) in the city of Obninsk (Kaluga Region).
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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. 

08.05.2019

On May 2, more than 40 friends and partners of the PIR Center gathered at the Permanent Mission of Russia to the UN. Among them were heads and high representatives of delegations participating in the third session of the Preparatory Committee of the NPT Review Conference, the world's largest experts in the field of non-proliferation, graduates of PIR Center programs working in New York, young scientists and master students of double degree in the field of non-proliferation.

30.04.2019

"Can it really be true that PIR Center is a quarter of a century old today? It would be a great occasion for a grand celebration, wouldn’t it. But I still cannot quite believe it.

When me and a tiny team of my associates were establishing PIR Center in the spring of 1994, working in a small room on the corner of Tverskaya Ulitsa and Strastny Boulevard overlooking the Pushkin statue in the very heart of Moscow, I could hardly imagine that this great institution would live long enough to see the new century and indeed the new millennium. If someone told me back at the time that it would mark its 25th anniversary in Moscow, Geneva and New York, or that greetings would be pouring in from all over the world to what is now a highly reputable international nongovernmental organization, I probably wouldn’t believe them. After all, how many fly-by-night NGOs have we all seen over the years – here today, gone tomorrow?," Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center Founder.

International Summer School on Global Security 2012

PIR Center's International Summer School on Global Security is a unique platform for young diplomats and military, scholars and journalists to improve their skills and broaden their professional outlook in international security.

While participating in the Summer School activities students receive current first hand information on the key events and trends affecting international security and Russian security policy today. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of new challenges and threats to international security and they will acquire the skills necessary to understand why different approaches to regional and international security issues are adopted by Russia, as well as other countries and organizations.SS2012-FirstPage-1.jpg

During the last few years the PIR Center's Summer School has become a forum for young politicians and experts where they actively participate in discussions concerning existing security mechanisms as well as the possibility of introducing new more effective ones. The PIR Center also encourages participants to critically explore a number of other current security issues such as disarmament and arms control issues, nonproliferation, energy and water security, cyber security, drug trafficking, migration and demographic issues as well as transnational crime.

During the Summer School 2012 a special emphasis will be placed on the following issues:

  • Security and cooperation mechanisms in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia and Middle East;
  • Nonproliferation of WMD, arms control and disarmament – sustainability of the existing regimes and searching for new forms of international cooperation;
  • Internet governance, information technologies and cyber security in contemporary international relations;
  • Energy, economic modernization and international cooperation in science and technology in CIS and worldwide;
  • Transnational crime: fighting corruption, money laundering, financing of terrorism, human trafficking, illegal arms and drugs trafficking;
  • The issue of the Iranian nuclear program: impact on the CIS countries and global security;
  • Russia and USA: in search of a new modus operandi

Participants of the School will have opportunity to discuss the most important issues of the current Russian foreign and security policies with high-ranking officials from the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense as well as with members of the Russian parliament. In 2010-2011, our speakers were Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Nikolay Spassky and other influential figures in Russian politics. Foreign diplomats, representatives of NATO and other international organizations are among the speakers.

The Summer Schools participants will meet with outstanding Russian intellectuals and journalists. There will be two excursions and a reception with participation of the PIR Center's Alumni and experts.

Participants. Twenty five young representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and other governmental structures, think tanks and universities, PhD and MA students at the age under 35 years will be invited to the Summer School from CIS and other Central and Eastern European countries.

Instructors. The lecturers are the leading Russian experts in the field of global security: Associate Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations Ildar A. Akhtamzyan, PIR Center Senior Vice President Evgeny P. Buzhinsky, Chief Research Fellow of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Natalia I. Kalinina, Executive Director of Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav A. Nikonov, PIR Center's President Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov,Leading Research Fellow of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Ekaterina A. Stepanova, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Roland M. Timerbaev, Member of the IMEMO Directorate, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia (1996-2000) Gen. Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov, Deputy Director of the Institute for Demography at Higher School of Economics Sergey V. Zakharov, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board Mikhail V. Yakushev and others.

The program will be held outside Moscow in the Gallery Hotel in Abramtsevo. This venue located in the Moscow region provided participants with the opportunity to communicate with instructors not only during the lectures, but also informally as many instructors live in the resort with the participants.

To apply for the International Summer School, please send the following documents to the PIR Center:

  • A detailed CV in Russian /English with your name written both in Russian and English.
  • A recommendation from the chief of the organization/department/research supervisor (in Russian or in English). 
  • A motivation letter (in Russian) stating what you hope to achieve from your participation in the Summer School.

The detailed CV of the applicant should contain:

  • Surname, name, middle name
  • Date of birth
  • Education (with names of school/college/university attended)
  • Current position and place of work
  • Previous work experience
  • Area of expertise
  • List of conferences/seminars and topics of presentations
  • List of publications, electronic version (full or part) of the most recent publication (or the link to the publication if it is available online)
  • Language skills
  • Detailed contact information
  • Photo

The applicants should be no older than 35 years of age by the 1st of January, 2012.

The applications should be submitted by email to zulkharneev at pircenter.org or faxed to +7 (495) 987 19 14 (addressed to Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR Center's President)

The Working Language of the Summer School is Russian. All the participants should be fluent in Russian.

The application deadline is April 23, 2012.

The PIR Center covers accommodation and meal costs and provides necessary handouts and literature. Travel and visa expenses are covered by the participant or his/her organization.

All the questions concerning the International Summer School can be addressed to the PIR Center's Education and Training Program Director Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 19 15 or e-mail zulkharneev@pircenter.org.

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