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The UN’s First International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy is held in Geneva.
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The State Defense Committee of the USSR issues a Directive to create a Special Committee chaired by L.P. Beria to work on "the use of the atomic energy of uranium" and "development of atomic bombs".
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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. 

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.

International School on Global Security - 2014

The fourteenth PIR-Center International School on Global Security for Young Specialists will take place September 30 – October 8, 2014.

The PIR Center International School is a unique platform where young politicians, diplomats, military, civil servants, journalists, scholars, and students expand the scope of their professional knowledge and further their education.  The school is for those who aim to know more in order to work better.

Participants receive the most complete information on key events and tendencies in international security straight from the source, become familiar with the details of new challenges and threats, and examine the particular qualities of the approaches taken by Russia, other countries, and international organizations to solve regional and global problems.

Topic for the 2014 International School – “Global challenges and security in the Commonwealth of Independent States”

Key topics for the 2014 International School:

* Security of CIS countries and the situation in neighboring regions (Near and Middle East, Afghanistan, Europe, Asia-Pacific Region);

* Non-proliferation of nuclear weapons – on the road to the 2015 NPT Review Conference; * Prospects for international military and military-technical cooperation in a new international context;

* Pressing issues of arms control – stability of modern regimes and the search for new forms of cooperation (START, ABM, Missile Technology Control Regime, conventional arms control, new military technology, questions of multilateral mechanisms for disarmament);

* Cyberspace and the Internet: a new dimension of international politics and global security;

* Global Internet governance – approaches to the regulation of a new space;

* Countering cybercrime – national and international mechanisms;

* Dynamics of and perspectives for Russian foreign and defense policy

* The global economy and international security.

The courses include lectures, seminars, and debates.

School participants will participate in the anniversary PIR-Center conference “Russia and nuclear nonproliferation: on the road to the 2015 NPT Review Conference.”

During the course of the school, PIR-Center will host an alumni meeting.

Students will have the opportunity to discuss the most critical questions of global and regional security with senior officials from core Russian agencies and international organizations.  In the years 2012-2013, school presenters included Deputy Minister of Defense Anatoly I. Antonov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey A. Ryabkov, Deputy Director General of Rosatom Nikolay N. Spassky, Secretary of the CIS Defense Ministers Council Alexander S. Sinaisky, and others.

There will be excursions and a reception with PIR Center experts and alumni of PIR Center educational programs.

Participants. The School accepts 25 diplomats, officers, civil servants, international relations scholars, journalists, graduate students, and undergraduate students under the age of 35 from countries of the CIS and Mongolia.

Lecturers. Leading Russian and foreign experts and representatives from federal agencies, research centers, and companies who study international relations, including PIR Center Senior Vice President Evgeny P. Buzhinsky, the Russian Energy Agency Academic Director Leonid M. Grigoriev, PIR Center Executive Board Chairman Michael V. Yakushev, and others.

The School will take place is the hotel “Gallery” (Abramtsevo, Sergievo-Posad region, Moscovskaya oblast). PIR Center will cover accommodation and meal costs and provide any necessary handouts and literature. Travel to/from Moscow and visa expenses are covered by the participant or his/her organization. The PIR Center can consider covering travel expenses for participants from Central Asia and other regions on an individual basis.

More information about the School-2014 and previous programs you can find at the website: http://pircenter.org/pages/827-international-school-on-global-security-2014.

The school is conducted in partnership with the  “Trialogue” Club International.

For all questions related to the organization of the School, please contact Projects Coordinator Ekaterina Sizikova by phone at +7 (495) 987-1915, fax +7 (495) 987-1914, or e-mail sizikova at pircenter.org .

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

Applicants for the 2014 International School on Global Security should submit the following documents to the organizers:

* Resume (in Russian or in English, with first and last name in both languages);

* Letter of Recommendation from your organization’s director or your advisor (in either Russian or English);

* Cover Letter (in Russian), in which you should explain your goals for participation in the program.

The organizers may ask to interview the candidate (in person or by phone).

The candidate’s resume should contain the following information:

* Last name, first name, patronymic;
* Date of birth;
* Education (including the name of the institute and year of graduation);
* Current position & place of work or study;
* Previous work experience;
* Area of expertise;
* List of conferences attended, titles of presentations;
* List of publications, plus text of one publication in electronic form or with a link to the text online;
* Knowledge of foreign languages;
* Detailed contact information;
* Photograph (in an electronic file, to post on the site if selected to participate).

Candidates for participation in the program should not be older than 35 years as of October 1, 2014.

Please send applications to PIR Center Executive Director Albert Zulkharneev by email: sizikova at pircenter.org. The organizers will confirm that the application has been received.

Participants should be fluent in Russian and English.The working language of the International School is Russian. Certain classes and presentations may be conducted in English.

Deadline for submitting an application is August 27, 2014.

Selected participants will be announced on September 1, 2014.

The PIR Center will cover accommodation and meal costs and provide any necessary handouts and literature. Travel to/from Moscow and visa expenses are covered by the participant or his/her organization. The PIR Center can consider covering travel expenses for participants from Central Asia and other regions on an individual basis.  

For all questions related to the organization of the School, please contact Projects Coordinator Ekaterina Sizikova by phone at +7 (495) 987-1915, fax +7 (495) 987-1914, or e-mail sizikova at pircenter.org .

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