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The Voluntary Offer Safeguards Agreement between the U.S. and the IAEA to cover several nuclear facilities in the U.S. is signed.
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13.11.2018

“The history of ‘Russian Kauai’ hooked me with the fact that there is so much involved: the geopolitics of the early nineteenth century, sea otters, China, St. Petersburg’s ‘decision-making’, Boston captains and Hawaiian intrigue. There is of course Fort Elizabeth, where you can imagine the Russian flag being raised on May 21st, 1816 in the presence of a huge number of Kauaians. The adventures. The romance. The beauty of the ‘Russian’ Hanalei valley. Even the humble river Hanapepe, which received a new name: ‘Don’” – PIR Center founder, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, MGIMO Professor Vladimir Orlov.

22.10.2018

“Everything points to the fact that the New START will follow the fate of the INF Treaty, and the whole system of arms control will cease to exist. But I think it is not going to be like that for long. Sooner or later, the United States will come to the same conclusion they reached in the late 60s: when it comes to nuclear weapons, predictability is even more important than arms reductions. Considering that the United States and Russia already have experience in providing predictability in this area, it will be necessary to return to it,” – Gen. Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board.

11.10.2018

“We have only two arms control treaties left, and I hope that the New START will be extended. What would an arms control regime look like after the New START expires? It is necessary to impose limitations upon the missile defense system because, following the American logic during the 60s, ABM turns to be a weapon of a potential aggressor. It is useless and impossible to include everything in one treaty, but the restrictions on offensive and defensive arms, including space-based ones will have to be the key elements of a future arms control architecture,” – Gen. Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board.

Training Course “Global Internet Governance and International Cybersecurity for Young Experts”

On March 17-19, 2014, PIR Center holds the Training Course entitled “Global Internet Governance and Cyber Security for Young Experts” for young officers, private sector experts and members of the research community from Russia and CIS countries.

World economic and political changes and technological development increasingly transform an existing landscape and dynamics of the international security. The new opportunities, threats and challenges driven by the development and spread of information and communication technology (ICT) play central role in the agenda. The issues related to the development of digital technology and communications, cyber security and coordination of positions of stakeholders in the global Internet governance pose urgent and challenging tasks to diplomats, military representatives and other government agencies, expert community, as well as private business.


Key issues of the Training Course

* Information security of critical infrastructure facilities.

* Transformation of global architecture of Internet governance and privacy protection in the Internet.

* Basic principles and approaches towards the Internet governance: the advantages and contradictions of the multistakeholder paradigm.

* International legal regulation of cyberspace and the prevention of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the military and political purposes. Does the world need a "cyberNPT"?

* The operation and development of the global domain name system (DNS): prospects and potential international political effects.

* Identification in the Internet: challenges, ambitious approaches and international experience in Russia and CIS countries.

* Major threats in cyberspace and transborder cybercrime: tackling threats and idenifying key trends in Russia and globally.

 

PIR Center invites young employees of government departments, graduate and postgraduate students, faculty and staff of universities and research institutions, the private business in Russia and the CIS countries to meet key Russian and foreign experts in the field of international information security and Global governance internet in order to get the most complete information and exchange views on key developments and trends in the areas of international cooperation in the fight against cybercrime and cyberterrorism, the legal regulation of cyberspace, protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats , transnational identification and development of the Internet global network management system.

Course program:

* 10-12 thematic lessons, each lesson includes a lecture by the expert on the subject and its discussion with the participants. In order to prepare for the meeting with experts the necessary materials will be available at the PIR Center website 20 days before the course starts.

* Expert roundtable on the prospects of the global architecture of Internet governance and the protection of privacy on the web after the revelations of Edward Snowden.

* Debates on advanced approach to the global Internet governance.

* Familiarity with the opportunities offered by the PIR Center in Moscow for the development of education and professional development in the field of cyber security and international information security, global Internet governance and other aspects of international relations.

* Perhaps a consultation on research paper with PIR Center expert for program participant (questions it is desirable to consult prior to the program)

The working language of the program is Russian.

 

Participants

PIR Center invites young Russian and CIS experts to take part in the Training Course. Ther target audience of the Course includes: 15-17 young professionals (under 35 years) engaged in professional activities in the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense of Russia and other CIS countries, studying and working in research centers and universities, as well as those employed in non-governmental and private sector in the industry of information technology, consulting, business venture.

Training Course instructors are leading experts from PIR Center, Russian and international technical organizations involved in practical activities in the field of cybersecurity, information security and Internet governance. The list of confirmed instructors includes: 

 

 

 

Oleg V. Demidov

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Program Director, "International Information Security and Global Internet Governance" , PIR Center

Patrick L. Jones

Senior director for Global Stakeholder Engagement, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

 Andrei V. Kolesnikov

Director of the Coordination Center top-level domains .RU\.РФ

Andrew V. Krutskikh

Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on international cooperation in the field of information security

Irina  Y. Levova

Head of Strategic Research, the Russian Association of Electronic Communications

Alexey V. Lukatsky

Business Information Security Consultant, Cisco Systems

Andrei G. Romanov 

Deputy Director, Coordination Center for Top-Level Domains .RU /.РФ

Ilya K. Sachkov

CEO, Group-IB

Mikhail V. Yakushev-

Chairman, PIR Center Executve Board

Andrey Y. Yarnykh

Head of strategic projects, Kaspersky Lab

The Training Course is conducted in cooperation with the Internet Support Foundation (Russia) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

 

Terms and Conditions

The Training Course will take place in Moscow. PIR Center will be ready to cover accomodation costs for non-Moscow residents, three meals daily will also be provided. Also, lunches and dinners will be provided for all participants of the Training Course.

All participants will be provided with necessary literature and handouts.

The costs of travel to-from Moscow wil be covered by directing party. PIR Center will be ready to consider the payment of travel to limited number of participants from Russian regions and CIS countries. Participants will be asked to specify the request for reimbursement of travel costs by PIR Center in their applications.

For any questions concerning the PIR Center Training Course and the program “International Information Security and Global Internet Governance,” please contact Program Director Oleg Demidov by phone: +7 (495) 987-19-15, by fax: +7 (495) 987-19-14, or by e-mail: demidov@pircenter.org

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