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An atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. At 8:15 a.m. the B-29 bomber Enola Gay drops a 14-kiloton, 2,227-kg atomic bomb named Little Boy on Hiroshima, resulting in over 200,000 deaths and about 160,000 injured.
16.08.1945
Germany successfully tests the Fau-2 (V-2) ballistic missile. It becomes the world’s first missile to break the speed of sound.
16.08.1942
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05.08.2022

PIR Center continues a new section "PIR Test". This project in the form of a game carries equally educational, research and analytical meaning. Users are given the opportunity to take the test - to answer one of the designated questions. Our today's PIR Test is dedicated to the international document that is considered to be the very first to become the forerunner of the modern arms control system.

04.08.2022

Elena Karnaukhova has been appointed of PIR Center Deputy Director – Education and Training Program Director. In her new position, Elena will be responsible for the strategic development of the organization and will continue to supervise the educational projects of PIR Center, as well as the Advisory Board and the Executive Board of PIR Center and the Trialogue Club International as its executive secretary.

01.08.2022

PIR Center is taking part in the 10th NPT Review Conference on August 1-26, 2022, where for almost a month at the UN headquarters in New York, delegations from 191 signatory countries of the NPT will discuss the implementation of this important agreement in the field of international security.

27.07.2022

This research paper attempts to place nuclear disarmament and arms control in the context of the sustainable development agenda. In particular, the paper examines the possibility of applying the experience and specific mechanisms of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to create new incentives for nuclear arms control and disarmament. Considering the devastating environmental consequences of nuclear weapons use, the nuclear-weapon states should take responsibility for possessing nuclear weapons just as they took responsibility for carbon emissions.

International Summer School on Global Security 2012

PIR Center's International Summer School on Global Security is a unique platform for young diplomats and military, scholars and journalists to improve their skills and broaden their professional outlook in international security.

While participating in the Summer School activities students receive current first hand information on the key events and trends affecting international security and Russian security policy today. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of new challenges and threats to international security and they will acquire the skills necessary to understand why different approaches to regional and international security issues are adopted by Russia, as well as other countries and organizations.SS2012-FirstPage-1.jpg

During the last few years the PIR Center's Summer School has become a forum for young politicians and experts where they actively participate in discussions concerning existing security mechanisms as well as the possibility of introducing new more effective ones. The PIR Center also encourages participants to critically explore a number of other current security issues such as disarmament and arms control issues, nonproliferation, energy and water security, cyber security, drug trafficking, migration and demographic issues as well as transnational crime.

During the Summer School 2012 a special emphasis will be placed on the following issues:

  • Security and cooperation mechanisms in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia and Middle East;
  • Nonproliferation of WMD, arms control and disarmament – sustainability of the existing regimes and searching for new forms of international cooperation;
  • Internet governance, information technologies and cyber security in contemporary international relations;
  • Energy, economic modernization and international cooperation in science and technology in CIS and worldwide;
  • Transnational crime: fighting corruption, money laundering, financing of terrorism, human trafficking, illegal arms and drugs trafficking;
  • The issue of the Iranian nuclear program: impact on the CIS countries and global security;
  • Russia and USA: in search of a new modus operandi

Participants of the School will have opportunity to discuss the most important issues of the current Russian foreign and security policies with high-ranking officials from the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense as well as with members of the Russian parliament. In 2010-2011, our speakers were Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Nikolay Spassky and other influential figures in Russian politics. Foreign diplomats, representatives of NATO and other international organizations are among the speakers.

The Summer Schools participants will meet with outstanding Russian intellectuals and journalists. There will be two excursions and a reception with participation of the PIR Center's Alumni and experts.

Participants. Twenty five young representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and other governmental structures, think tanks and universities, PhD and MA students at the age under 35 years will be invited to the Summer School from CIS and other Central and Eastern European countries.

Instructors. The lecturers are the leading Russian experts in the field of global security: Associate Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations Ildar A. Akhtamzyan, PIR Center Senior Vice President Evgeny P. Buzhinsky, Chief Research Fellow of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Natalia I. Kalinina, Executive Director of Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav A. Nikonov, PIR Center's President Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov,Leading Research Fellow of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Ekaterina A. Stepanova, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Roland M. Timerbaev, Member of the IMEMO Directorate, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia (1996-2000) Gen. Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov, Deputy Director of the Institute for Demography at Higher School of Economics Sergey V. Zakharov, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board Mikhail V. Yakushev and others.

The program will be held outside Moscow in the Gallery Hotel in Abramtsevo. This venue located in the Moscow region provided participants with the opportunity to communicate with instructors not only during the lectures, but also informally as many instructors live in the resort with the participants.

To apply for the International Summer School, please send the following documents to the PIR Center:

  • A detailed CV in Russian /English with your name written both in Russian and English.
  • A recommendation from the chief of the organization/department/research supervisor (in Russian or in English). 
  • A motivation letter (in Russian) stating what you hope to achieve from your participation in the Summer School.

The detailed CV of the applicant should contain:

  • Surname, name, middle name
  • Date of birth
  • Education (with names of school/college/university attended)
  • Current position and place of work
  • Previous work experience
  • Area of expertise
  • List of conferences/seminars and topics of presentations
  • List of publications, electronic version (full or part) of the most recent publication (or the link to the publication if it is available online)
  • Language skills
  • Detailed contact information
  • Photo

The applicants should be no older than 35 years of age by the 1st of January, 2012.

The applications should be submitted by email to zulkharneev at pircenter.org or faxed to +7 (495) 987 19 14 (addressed to Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR Center's President)

The Working Language of the Summer School is Russian. All the participants should be fluent in Russian.

The application deadline is April 23, 2012.

The PIR Center covers accommodation and meal costs and provides necessary handouts and literature. Travel and visa expenses are covered by the participant or his/her organization.

All the questions concerning the International Summer School can be addressed to the PIR Center's Education and Training Program Director Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 19 15 or e-mail [email protected].

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