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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. 

Alumni about Summer School

Ilya N. Adamov, Summer School 2009  
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“The Summer School is very diverse and considers the most important issues. Lecturers are not just highly skilled and experienced experts, they are very enthusiastic and motivated. This is a very rare and valuable combination of characteristics. Level of organization is very high: everything is well-defined and accurate and, at the same time, in cordial spirit”

Adamov Ilya, Third secretary, Multilateral Treaty Section of the International Treaty Department of the Treaty and Law Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus)

Ishankuli H. Amanlyev, Summer School 2007  
sch02.jpg “Academic component of the program is excellent. It encompasses all aspects of global security what is very useful for me as I have started to conduct research on these issues again”

Amanlyev Ishankuli, First Secretary, Department for the Middle East Countries, MFA of Republic of Turkmenistan

Aiperim A. Bakaeva, Summer School 2007  
sch03.jpg “Summer School gave me only positive emotions: amicable and unconstrained environment, great instructors and convenient curriculum”

Bakaeva Aiperim, Student, Faculty of Advanced Training, Diplomatic Academy, MFA of Russian Federation

Sarvar M. Bakhti, Summer School 2007  
sch04.jpg “Very rich curriculum covering a wide range of issues”

Bakhti Sarvar, Senior Expert, Asian and African Countries Department, MFA of Republic of Tajikistan

Sergiy A. Bozhko, Summer School 2008  
sch05.jpg “Summer School differs by its special emphasis on study. The activity of students is stimulated here, they should also make presentations, constantly express their opinion and positions. I want to note high academic level of lectors and the fact that all the lectures satisfy the criteria of their importance for contemporary state of security”

Bozhko Sergiy, Research Associate, Institute of International Relations, National Taras Shevchenko University (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Evgeniy E. Vanukov, Summer School 2007  
sch06.jpg “One of the characteristic features of the Summer School is a wide scope of issues, multilateral approach and a deep understanding by the instructors of the covered issues”

Vanukov Evgeniy, Research Assistant, Theoretical Department, Russian Federal Nuclear Center VNIIEF (Sarov)

Olga S. Vedushkina, Summer School 2007  
sch07.jpg “What I remember most is the contacts with representatives of other CIS countries, who have their own problems in the field of security and their own instruments to solve them”

Vedushkina Olga, State Inspector, Ozersk Department of Inspections, Ural Inter-regional Territorial District on Supervision of Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Rostechnadzor

Dmitry A. Volodin, Summer School 2008  
sch08.jpg “It is a very intensive program as far as a number of materials and students. The main distinctive feature is the diversity of participants. Each of them has own view on each problem”

Volodin Dmitry, Research Fellow, Institute of USA and Canada Studies, (Moscow, Russia)

Vera A. Gavrilova, Summer School 2006  
sch09.jpg "In my opinion everything was prepared and conducted on the highest level. The Summer School helped me to believe that you can make a significant contribution to nonproliferation and global security studies even being a young instructor at a regional university. The numerous discussions of different aspects of the nonproliferation problem on the international level testify of the necessity of the project and its development in the future"

Gavrilova Vera, Instructor, Department of International Relations and Area Studies, Novosibirsk State Technical University

David A. Grigorian, Summer School 2009  
sch10.jpg “The PIR Center's Summer School can be distinguished by the fact that organizers truly work with the participants to help them to develop their skills and expertise. During some other trainings we can hear that they succeed in acquaintance and rapprochement of people from different parts of the world. Of course, the PIR Center has a lot to show here, but at the same time the PIR Center transfers knowledge and upgrades participants' qualification”

Grigorian David, MA Student, Yerevan State University, Faculty of International Relations, intern of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Department, (Erevan, Armenia)

Bakyt A. Djusupov, Summer School 2008  
sch11.jpg “On the whole the selection of lecturers is optimal. Different positions and views presented during the Summer School helped me understand better many problems”

Djusupov Bakyt, Assistant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ph.D Student, Diplomatic Academy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

Ksenia V. Dusheina, Summer School 2009   
sch12.jpg “Excellent composition of the lecturers, which includes not only theorists, but also practicians, good organization, diversity and full range of topics distinguish the PIR Center's School. I am thankful to the PIR Center for invitation and excellent opportunity to develop and deepen my knowledge and to find new contacts”

Dusheina Ksenia, Ph.D Student, Institute of History and Political Science, Chair of Modern History and International Relations, Tumen' State University (Tumen, Russia)

Mira Yespenova, Summer School 2009  
sch13.jpg “PIR Center is one of few organizations that listens to and hears young experts. There was star-studded cast of lecturers. The Summer School inspires and stimulates the participants' further development. In the future I plan to research the issues of information security more. I came to this conclusion after the lectures and discussions during the School”

Yespenova Mira, MA Student, Department of Political Science, OSCE Academy in Bishkek. (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

Ruslan D. Zhangazy, Summer School 2007  
sch14.jpg “During the Summer School I had an honor to meet many interesting people - young experts from almost every CIS state. I express my deepest appreciation to the organizers for the opportunity to take part in the program”

Zhangazy Ruslan, Research Fellow, Department of Social and Political Studies, Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies under the President of Republic of Kazakhstan

Dinara A. Zaripova, Summer School 2006  
sch15.jpg "The participation in the Summer School has met my expectations. First of all I had a unique opportunity to get acquainted with experts in the sphere of nonproliferation, listen to their lectures and Having informal conversations provided me with much more useful information than official meetings. Moreover I really received a lot of new information in the field of nonproliferation and global security that is necessary in work. At least I got acquainted with many specialists from other countries and draw a lot from our communication. We formed good relations with each other that I hope will remain the same for many years and will continue in the future"

Zaripova Dinara, Attaché, International Organizations and Security Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic

Yuri G. Zinovskii, Summer School 2005  
sch16.jpg "Organization of the summer school was at the high level. Many organizers of various international and governmental conferences could learn from the summer school organizers"

Zinovskii Yuri, Graduate Student, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Galiya R. Ibragimova, Summer School 2008  
sch17.jpg “The Summer School is distinguished by the multifaceted approach, efficient structure and organization and high qualitative selection of lecturers and students,”

Ibragimova Galiya, Ph.D Student, University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Margarita S. Klochkova, Summer School 2007  
sch18.jpg "The specialty of the program is an opportunity to communicate with all nonproliferation and global security specialists in informal environment that allows us to involve deeply into the training process"

Klochkova Margarita, Student, Specialization “Safety and nonproliferation of nuclear materials”, Department of Physics and Technology, Tomsk Polytechnic University

Nadezhda B. Logutova, Summer School 2005  
sch19.jpg "The Summer School gave me a chance to meet the leading Russian nonproliferation experts. It provided me food for thought about the structure and content of my course in nonproliferation, which I am to develop at Tomsk State University"

Logutova Nadezhda, Ph.D. Student, Tomsk State University

Kamila A. Mammadova, Summer School 2007  
sch20.jpg “The program is very beneficial. Wide range of issues was covered during the program. Many issues had been unclear for me before the Summer School, now I've got the answers”

Mammadova Kamila, Attaché, Foreign Policy Planning and Strategic Studies Department, MFA of Republic of Azerbaijan

Pavel A. Mansurov, Summer School 2006  
sch21.jpg "I completely agree that the Summer School contributes to the creation of a vast net of the specialists in the field of nonproliferation all over the former Soviet Union. It leads gradually to the creation of more complex system of international relationships. The existence of this system allows finding the peaceful ways of settling the most cruel conflicts and discords due to mutual understanding and interdependence between the representatives of academic and governmental structures and non-governmental organizations"

Mansurov Pavel, Ph.D. Student, Chair of Modern History and International Relations, Institute for History and Political Science, Tyumen State University

Anastasia A. Malygina, Summer School 2007  
sch22.jpg “The Summer School stimulates critical thinking and “deep immersion” is very efficient and provocative. Informal communication with both participants and instructors is quite essential”

Malygina Anastasia, Senior lecturer, School of International Relations, Saint Petersburg State University

Valeriu V. Manea, Summer School 2009  
sch23.jpg «The PIR Center's Summer School provides an opportunity to meet representatives of the CIS countries and compare their understanding of the current problems and ways for their solution”

Manea Valeriu, Third secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Republic of Moldova (Chisinau, Moldova)

Zara G. Melikyan, Summer School 2006  
sch24.jpg "The participation in the Summer School provided me with invaluable knowledge which I received from qualified and experienced instructors, and an opportunity to get acquainted with interesting and enthusiastic people from very different corners of Russia and CIS. Besides all I had a good chance to demonstrate my abilities and to test my level of knowledge in the sphere of nonproliferation"

Melikyan Zara, Intern, Noravank Foundation, (Armenia)

Aleksandra N. Murzina, Summer School 2005  
sch25.jpg "I would like to mention several distinctive features of this program: good organization, high quality of lectures, good presentation of information, broad scope of issues, good choice of participants"

Murzina Aleksandra, Teacher, Russian-American Information Center (Novouralsk)

Assel T. Musagalieva, Summer School 2005  
sch26.jpg "Participation in the summer school broaden my knowledge in the area of nonproliferation. There is a limited number of nonproliferation experts and PIR Center is a unique organization, which supports professional development of young researchers in the NIS"

Musagalieva Assel, Graduate Student, OSCE Academy (Kyrgyz Republic)

Tatyana A. Nefedova, Summer School 2006  
sch27.jpg "The participation in the Summer School gave me much more than I'd expected. The lectures were very interesting, well structured and I really received a lot of new and useful information during the course. The invited instructors were just wonderful! Their contagious enthusiasm encouraged the desire to study the challenges of nonproliferation regime in depth"

Nefedova Tatyana, Student, Department of International Relations, Humanitarian Faculty, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute

Kuralay Nurbek, Summer School 2008  
sch28.jpg “I am glad, that along with global character and wide spectrum of important issues, at the Summer School special emphasis is made on regional problems. It is also important because of multinational character of participants”

Nurbek Kuralay, MA Student, OSCE Academy in Bishkek (Astana, Kazakhstan)

Ina G. Paduraru, Summer School 2008  
sch29.jpg “On the whole I was pleased by the Summer School. I enriched myself with new knowledge in different areas, some information surprised me. It is great experience for me as diplomat and person”

Paduraru Ina, Attaché, International Law Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, (Chisinau, Moldova)

Simon V. Podgornov, Summer School 2006  
sch30.jpg "From my point of view the distinctive features of the lecture course was perfectly selected team of instructors and the overall study program. The whole structure corresponds to the current nonproliferation problems. The participation in the Summer School provided me with a lot of knowledge and an extremely interesting communication with instructors and participants"

Podgornov Simon, Student, Snezhinsk State Physical-Technical Academy

Sergei V. Ponomarev, Summer School 2005  
sch31.jpg "A distinctive feature of this summer school is a broad scope of the issues covered at its sessions, high quality of most of the lectures and excellent system (and topics) of seminars. Besides new information, which I received from the school, the program gave me a chance to observe work of experts in this highly specialized area of expertise in giving lectures, conducting seminars and in informal conversations".

Ponomarev Sergei, Student, Humanitarian Faculty, Novosibirsk State University

Aleksandr L. Ponomarev, Summer School 2006  
sch32.jpg "I can compare the Summer School with similar program in the NATO School on similar topics but in my opinion the program, organized by the PIR Center and CNS was more informative"

Ponomarev Aleksandr, Counselor, International Security and Arms Control Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus

Oleg A. Romanov, Summer School 2008  
sch33.jpg “I want to note a substantial program and a wide regional representation of participants are among the main advantages of the School. Engaging of the representatives from different corporations and main research centers as the lecturers of the program is the strong point of the Summer School. Views of lecturers are actual and fresh”

Romanov Oleg, Associated Professor, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia

Ana M. Rudico, Summer School 2006  
sch34.jpg “The participation in the Summer School allows me to develop valuable analytical skills necessary in project work. After the lecture course I began to understand some details and peculiarities of nonproliferation politics as well as creation of hidden agendas of the regime”

Rudico Ana, Programs Assistant, Security and Nonproliferation Programs, Institute for Public Policy (Moldova)

Sergey V. Ryjenkov, Summer School 2006  
sch35.jpg “The general structure of the course is well-balanced and elaborate. It's remarkable that the lectures interchange with speeches of invited leaders or representatives of the companies, officials who are practically involved in the field of nonproliferation”

Ryjenkov Sergey, Top Specialist, Center for International Studies, Maritime State University

Inessa A. Sargsyan, Summer School 2007  
sch36.jpg “I learnt a lot of new things that I'll be able to apply in my work. I think that within the two-week period I got the maximum extent of information on this topic”

Sargsyan Inessa, Assistant, Arms Control and International Security Department, MFA of Republic of Armenia

Karine A. Sepyan, Summer School 2007  
sch37.jpg “The Summer School program was rich and intensive. I learnt lots of helpful information and met with outstanding experts”

Sepyan Karine, Lecturer, Department of International Relations, Abkhazian State University

Polina A. Sinovec, Summer School 2005  
sch38.jpg "Using lectures notes and printed materials distributed at the summer school, I am developing a course “Military and Political Aspects of International Security” for fifth-year students of International Relations Department at Odessa National University"

Sinovets Polina, Senior Lecturer, Mechnikov Odessa National University (Ukraine)

Maxim V. Starchak, Summer School 2006  
sch39.jpg "One of the brightest features of the program were handouts and printed materials of excellent quality that could be very useful in further nonproliferation research"

Starchak Maxim, Ph.D. Student, Political Science Faculty, Department of International Relations, Nizhniy Novgorod State University

Natalia M. Stercul, Summer School 2007  
sch40.jpg "The Summer School gave the chance to widen and deepen knowledge in the field of international security, to meet with and to listen to the leading experts in international security, check my knowledge and level of preparation"

Stercul Natalia, Lecturer, International Relations Department, Faculty of International Relations, Political and Administrative Science, Moldova State University

Evgeniya A. Sukhikh, Summer School 2008  
sch41.jpg “Absolute majority of lecturers are true professional and it is interesting and necessary to listen to them”

Sukhikh Evgeniya, PhD Student, International Relations Department, Nizhny Novgorod State University, Russia

Olga G. Sukhih, Summer School 2006  
sch42.jpg "I would like to say a lot of thanks to organizers for gathering together so many interesting and talented people from all corners of the country. Participation in the Summer School provides me with a lot of new impressions and good vibes and broadened outlook. The nature in Pokrovskoe is marvelously beautiful that helps to relax after intense day. Such combination of learning process and relaxation contributes to effective learning"

Sukhikh Olga, Student, Faculty of Applied Physics and Engineering, Tomsk Polytechnic University

Lusine A. Ter-Osipyan, Summer School 2008  
sch43.jpg “The Summer School is really educational for me in contrast to other schools where I have participated. Only this School allowed me to open myself and take more knowledge than I expected”

Ter-Osipyan Lusine, Referent, International Economic Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Yerevan, Armenia)

Vahram A. Ter-Matevosyan, Summer School 2008  
sch44.jpg “What was important for me as a specialist is a seriousness of the program, the grade system for lecturers and participants, intensity of the discussion and importance of the studied issues”

Ter-Matevosyan Vahram, Regional Analyst, Institute for National Strategic Studies, Ministry of Defense of Armenia (Yerevan, Armenia)

Ivan V. Trushkin, Summer School 2009  
sch45.jpg “The PIR Center's Summer School is distinguished by study of the wide range of issues, international composition of participants, by its lecturers, who are the leading specialists in their spheres, and a very kind spirit»

Trushkin Ivan, MA Student, Department of History, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia)

Jafar N. Usmanov, Summer School 2006  
sch46.jpg “The Summer School provides me with lacking knowledge on different aspects of nonproliferation problems and opportunity for publication the materials as well as allows listening to the expert estimation of very different issues and exchanging opinions with the specialists and colleagues from CIS. I would like to emphasize a high professional level of the instructors as well as professional background of the participants. It's a pleasure to observe a high level of openness and willingness to spend time on conversation with the participants from the side of instructors, both those who lived in Pokrovskoe during the program and those who arrived for several hours”

Usmanov Jafar, Research Assistant, Scientific-Research Center "SHARQ" (Tajikistan)

Roman A. Ustinov, Summer School 2007  
sch47.jpg “The Summer School is an excellent opportunity to acquire knowledge in the field of nonproliferation and international security with a chance to talk to experts who work on these issues both in theory and practice”

Ustinov Roman, Student, MGIMO–Sciences PO Master's Program

Yulia L. Fominova, Summer School 2007  
sch48.jpg “I am grateful to the PIR Center for the opportunity to participate in the Summer School. I want to emphasize a great organization of the program, finest selection of participants, importance of the issues studied during lectures and seminars, as well as the strict rules which disciplined us during the program”

Fominova Yulia, Student, World Politics Faculty, Moscow State University

Vladimir V. Khrustalyov, Summer School 2008  
sch49.jpg “The opportunity to get information from the most competent specialists, “primary sources”, was the main advantage of the School for me”

Khrustalyov Vladimir, Leading Specialist, Center for International Studies, Maritime State University (Vladivostok, Russia)

Surkhay Shukurov, Summer School 2009  
sch50.jpg “The PIR Center's Summer School has several positive indicators. In quality – good organization, professionalism of instructors, high level of the participants knowledge and importance of the discussed issues. In quantity - wide range of topics and duration of the program”

Shukurov Surkhay, Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Department of Foreign Policy Planning and Strategic Studies (Baku, Azerbaijan)

Saikal M. Esengeldieva, Summer School 2007  
sch51.jpg “Lectures and seminars were very helpful and I received lots of interesting and necessary information. Debates with instructors were only positive”

Esengeldieva Saikal, Intern, International Treaty Department, MFA of Kyrgyz Republic

Atajan A. Yazmuradov, Summer School 2006  
sch52.jpg "The participation in the Summer School allows me to get a huge luggage of knowledge as well as to get acquainted with a wide range of specialists from different countries involved into nuclear nonproliferation activities"

Yazmuradov Atajan, Master of Arts in Political Science, OSCE Academy (Kyrgyz Republic)

 

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