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29.06.2020

PIR Center continues to publish policy papers, which were prepared for a joint seminar on reducing nuclear risks during great power competition, which was co-organized together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). As it appears that such competition is already underway, we decided to release two policy memos originally prepared for the seminar under one cover “Strategic (In)Stability: Perspectives from the U.S.”. As discussed by the authors, there is some overlooked potential for constructive engagement between Russian and the United States with regards to arms control and emerging technologies.

22.06.2020

«Active involvement of the organizing partners, academic advisors, and instructors of the Dual Degree Master`s Program allows us to maintain a high level, dynamics, and quality of the educational process. Students of the program continue to show impressive results, and the recent master's thesis defense is a good confirmation of that», – Educational Program Director of PIR Center Yulia Sych.

19.06.2020

“The existing uncertainty regarding the US and Russian capabilities points to the following problem: lacking reliable information about each other’s arsenals would force both parties to prepare for the worst-case scenarios. Each would seek to ramp up its strategic arsenal, leading to a strategic arms race. In the case of the US, the situation is complicated by the fact that Washington is in the final phases of planning the structure of its nuclear forces for the next several decades”, - PIR Center experts on the scenarios should the US refuse to extend the New START Treaty.

International Summer School on Global Security 2011

SS2011-FirstPage-1.jpgThe International Summer School on Global Security for young specialists from Russia, CIS states and other Central and Eastern European countries organized by the PIR Center (The Russian Center for Policy Studies) is a unique platform where young specialists not only improve their skills and broaden their professional outlook, but also meet the leading Russian experts, representatives of state and nongovernmental organizations, leading private companies, and foreign diplomatic corps in Moscow.

The program of the Summer School consists of two parts. During the first week of the program participants and guest speakers will discuss priorities and peculiarities of Russian foreign policy, its relations with neighbors and other states, existing mechanisms and new initiatives on security in Europe. A significant part of lectures and workshops will cover the WMD nonproliferation, arms control and disarmament issues including regional aspects of nonproliferation regime (DPRK, Iran) and the role of international organizations in strengthening the nonproliferation regime.

The second week will be dedicated to the current soft security issues, including: energy, environmental and water security, Internet and information security, drug trafficking, migration and demographic issues.

During the Summer School special focus will be made on the following issues:

  • Multilateral institutes and new initiatives on maintenance of security (Europe, Asia-Pacific Region, Middle East, Central Asia).
  • Economic development, energy and international cooperation in science and technology.
  • Internet governance, information technologies and cyber security.
  • Nuclear nonproliferation: key events and the future of the regime.
  • START entered into force – what next? The new agenda in the sphere of nuclear disarmament and arms reduction. Initiatives, projects and estimations.
  • The future of the nuclear industry, nuclear security and nonproliferation culture.
  • Transnational crime: corruption, financing of terrorism, human trafficking, illegal arms and drugs trafficking.

Summer School participants will meet Russian outstanding intellectuals and journalists. Two excursions and a reception with participation of the PIR Center's Alumni and experts will be organized during the School.

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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 lectures and workshops of the International Summer School on Global Security are to be conducted by such well-known experts in the field of global security as Assistant Professor of MGIMO Ildar Akhtamzyan, Chief research fellow of Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Natalia Kalinina, Executive Director of the Foundation “Russkiy Mir” Vyacheslav Nikonov, PIR Center's President Dr. Vladimir Orlov, President of the Middle East Institute Evgeny Satanovsky, Leading research officer of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Ekaterina Stepanova, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador Roland Timerbaev, Chief research fellow of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Director of Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia (1996-2000) Vyacheslav Trubnikov, Chairman of  the Commission of Social Council of the Defence Ministry of Russia Vitaliy Shlykov, DST Advisors Managing Director, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board  Mikhail Yakushev and others.

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Representatives of the Russian Security Council, Foreign Ministry and Federal Assembly will be among Summer School Lecturers.

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

The program will be held outside Moscow in the “Pokrovskoe Resort.” 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.

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

To apply for the International Summer School 2011, please send to the PIR Center the following packet of documents: 

  • detailed CV in Russian and English
  • recommendation from the chief of the organization/scientific adviser (in Russian or in English) 
  • motivation letter
  • photo

The detailed CV of the applicant should contain:

  • surname, name, middle name (including the representatives from CIS)
  • date of birth
  • education (with names of school/college/university)
  • current place of work
  • current position
  • list of conferences/seminars and topics of presentations list of publications, electronic version of the last one
  • language skills
  • detailed contact information

The applicants should be not older than 35 years of age.

The applications should be submitted by fax at +7 (495) 987 19 14 (addressed to Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR Center's President) or by email at zulkharneev@pircenter.org. The application submission deadline is April 20, 2011.

All the questions concerning the International Summer School can be addressed to the PIR Center's Education Programs Coordinator Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 - 1915 or e-mail zulkharneev@pircenter.org

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