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07.10.2020

“The seminar on BRICS, SCO, CSTO, which was held within the framework of the XX Annual International School on Global Security, allowed to combine two scientific and educational formats of the PIR Center – Midweek Brainstorming sessions and the School. High research potential of the School participants, their erudition, and nonstandard perspectives allowed to work on the most thorny provisions of the PIR Center’s report on BRICS expansion. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with School participants in this area and other issues,” – Sergey Semenov, PIR Center’s Nonproliferation & Russia Program Coordinator.

02.10.2020

“In these interesting, unusual and difficult circumstances, we must reflect and to some extent rethink Russia's role in international relations and how the world as a whole will move forward. Thus, during this week, we will discuss and, perhaps, even solve global problems without exaggeration”, – Vladimir Orlov, Director of the PIR Center.

26.09.2020

AlumniDear PIR Center Alumni! We invite you to the PIR Center Alumni Meeting in Zvenigorod!

14.03.2019

“Our task is that young people from any region, if they want to deal with global and strategic issues, can be in demand in their homeland, can serve Russia and the world. 25 years of training specialist on international affairs in the Urals; 25 years of PIR Center. More than 20 students and employees of UrFU are graduates of PIR Center programs. But we are most importantly united by responsible attitude (with knowledge of the case, arguments and facts) as well as by age and people” – PIR Center Director Albert Zulkharneev

28.06.2018


«Considering various challenges, the international community is facing in the nuclear sector, the nuclear nonproliferation regime based on the NPT is going through tough times. Nevertheless, it is remarkable that there are still not more than ten nuclear powers. Notwithstanding the concerns of the creeping proliferation of nuclear weapons as expressed by J.F. Kennedy more than five decades ago, we can consider that the NPT, by and large,is fulfilling its functions, albeit with occasional setbacks. While the NPT continues to be the basis of the regime, no potential alternatives for the treaty are likely to be seen in the short run,» maintains one of the winners of the 2018 International School on Global Security, associate professor of the Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management Gleb Toropchin.


20.04.2018

“The window of opportunity regarding US-Russian dialogue is closing very quickly. I do not accept the argument that that the transition period in Washington is taking longer than usual, and the real game will start soon. Nor do I think that just separating the nuclear nonproliferation agenda issues from the broader context of security agenda could help. This will just mislead all of us,” – Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Founder and Special Advisor, PIR Center.

09.04.2018

“The 17 ambassadors selected in 2019 for five years will pass the richness of experience as well as their own ideas to the new, young generation, not only symbolically, but in practice… Starting from 2025, it will be up to the young and bright students or former students to provide their vision on this matter and to take the lead in promoting disarmament and nonproliferation education in their respective regions, as well as globally,” – Dr. Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center’s Founder and Special Advisor, and Mr. Adlan Margoev, PIR Center’s “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director.

26.12.2017

«The two greatest threats that I see to our civilization are Global warming that poses the risk of a slow suicide, and Nuclear war that poses the risk of a quick suicide. It falls on new generation to reduce the risk of war and to spare the world from spending some 1.700 billion dollars annually for military purposes», — Hans Blix, IAEA Director General (1981-1997)

14.12.2017

«I always appreciate the opportunity to speak to the students of today, or rather, the decision-makers of tomorrow. I am especially pleased to be speaking to students in my field – disarmament and non-proliferation. It is my hope that this education will prepare you to become the next generation of thinkers, practitioners and activists on these issues, devising innovative solutions to the complex problems of our work and building the bridges required to achieve them. An educational program for non-proliferation at MGIMO is correct and far-sighted decision,» — Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs of the United Nations.

08.12.2017

Internship at the PIR Center 2018


“Internship at the PIR Center was very beneficial in many ways. On professional level, I was challenged every day and learned much about Russian policies, interests and perspectives on various security questions. This opportunity gave me a real taste of what working in an efficient think tank is. On a personal level, working for the PIR has pushed me outside my comfort zone into a completely unknown environment. But despite my limited skills in Russian, I had the feeling of being completely accepted and integrated in the team. All in all, my only regret will be the short term of my internship!”

Lucien Claire – graduate from the University of Kent, School of Politics & International Relations, Specialization “Politics and International Relations”,  PIR Center intern in 2011.

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