The UN’s First International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy is held in Geneva.
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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“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.


“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. 


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.

Training Course Agenda

March 16, Sunday


  • 12:00 – 24:00- Arrival of regional and foreign students of the Training Course to Moscow and check-in to the Hotel


March 17, Monday


  • 9.00 – 10.30 - Opening. Introduction of participants
  • 10.45 – 12.15 - Information and Communication Technologies: Embracing New Domain of International Relations and Security
  • 12.30– 14.00 - Cybersecurity in Russia: paradoxes of the strategy and questions for perspective
  • 14.0015.30 – Lunch
  • 15.30 – 17.00 - ICANN as a Global Internet Governance Stakeholder and the Multistakeholder Approach
  • 17.15 – 18.45 - Legal Regulation of Runet: What Happened in 2013 and What’s On Now?
  • 20.00 – 22.00 – Welcoming dinner


March 18, Tuesday


  • 9.30 – 11.00 - International Security in the Field of ICT Use: How Russia Contributes to Global Agenda Goals
  • 11.15 – 13.30 - Round table “Transformation of Global Internet Governance after Edward Snowden: Is It Possible to Find a balance Between Security and Users Rights?”
  • 13.30 – 14.30 – Lunch
  • 14.30 16.00 - Global Identification in the Internet: Challenges, Goals, Perspectives of Universal Approach Elaboration
  • 16.15 – 18.00 - Seminar on Readings
  • 18.30 – 20:00 - Dinner


 March 19, Wednesday


  • 09.00 – 10.30 - Information Security of Critical Infrastructure: Key Threats, Ways of Tackling Them and International Cooperation
  • 10.45 – 12.15 - Cyberwar and Cyber weapons: Entering the Future Conflict Domain
  • 12.30 – 14.00 - Cybercrime in Russia and Globally: Trends and Challenges
  • 14.00 – 15.00 – Lunch
  • 15.00 – 16.30 - Debates “Multistakeholder Approach vs Intergovernmental Regulation” - Introductive Lecture
  • 16.45 – 19.00 - Debates “Multistakeholder Approach vs Intergovernmental Regulation”
  • 19.30 – 22.00 - Awarding Certificates to Students, Dinner


 March 20, Thursday


  • 10.00 – 13.00 - Short excursion program (excursion to the Bunker-42 of Stalin)
  • 12.00 – 24.00 - Check-out of regional and foreign students of the Training Course from the Hotel and departure from Moscow