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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 2010

The next International Summer School on Global Security for the Specialists from Russia and CIS organised by Center for Policy Studies (Russia) will be held on June 20 - July 3, 2010.

SS2010-FirstPage-1.jpgDuring the last three years the representatives from 12 CIS states including the specialists from Russian regional universities, government structures (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense), research institutes of CIS took part in education program.  

The first week will be dedicated to the current global security problems, with a special emphasis on soft security. During the Global Security Week the following security challenges will be covered:

  • Energy Security
  • Preventing Illicit Conventional Arms Transfers 
  • Migration and Demographic Security
  • Internet and Information Security 
  • Drug Trafficking and TOC - Sources of Regional and Global Insecurity 
  • Environmental Security
  • International Export Control Systems

The second week will cover the WMD nonproliferation issues. The preliminary list of topics for Nonproliferation Week is the following: 

  • Nonproliferation Regime and NPT
  • International Nonproliferation Regimes
  • Multilateral Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Regional Aspects of Nonproliferation Regime (North Korea, Iran)
  • Renaissance of the Atomic Energy and Its Impact on the Nonproliferation Regime
  • Role of International Organizations in Strengthening the Nonproliferation Regime
  • New Trends in Nuclear Strategies and Doctrines
  • Countering WMD Terrorism

SS2010-FirstPage-2.jpgBesides lectures, PIR Center experts will conduct a number of workshops and round table sessions to give the participants the opportunity to deliver their own research works as well as exchange their opinions on non-proliferation and soft security issues in which they are interested.

The selection of the participants is made on the competitive basis. The organizers cover living expenses for Summer School participants , and provide them with the necessary materials and literature.

To apply for the International Summer School-2010, 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

SS2010-FirstPage-4.jpgThe 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
  • photo

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, 2010. The announcement of the Summer School participants list is to be on April 30, 2010. 

All the questions concerning the International Summer School can be addressed to the PIR Center's Education Program Director Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 - 1915 or e-mail zulkharneev@pircenter.org or to Education projects coordinator Julia Sveshnikova via e-mail: sveshnikova@pircenter.org

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