Chronology

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 2010

The next International Summer School on Global Security for the Specialists from Russia and CIS organised by Center for Policy Studies (Russia) will be held on June 20 - July 3, 2010.

SS2010-FirstPage-1.jpgDuring the last three years the representatives from 12 CIS states including the specialists from Russian regional universities, government structures (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense), research institutes of CIS took part in education program.  

The first week will be dedicated to the current global security problems, with a special emphasis on soft security. During the Global Security Week the following security challenges will be covered:

  • Energy Security
  • Preventing Illicit Conventional Arms Transfers 
  • Migration and Demographic Security
  • Internet and Information Security 
  • Drug Trafficking and TOC - Sources of Regional and Global Insecurity 
  • Environmental Security
  • International Export Control Systems

The second week will cover the WMD nonproliferation issues. The preliminary list of topics for Nonproliferation Week is the following: 

  • Nonproliferation Regime and NPT
  • International Nonproliferation Regimes
  • Multilateral Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Regional Aspects of Nonproliferation Regime (North Korea, Iran)
  • Renaissance of the Atomic Energy and Its Impact on the Nonproliferation Regime
  • Role of International Organizations in Strengthening the Nonproliferation Regime
  • New Trends in Nuclear Strategies and Doctrines
  • Countering WMD Terrorism

SS2010-FirstPage-2.jpgBesides lectures, PIR Center experts will conduct a number of workshops and round table sessions to give the participants the opportunity to deliver their own research works as well as exchange their opinions on non-proliferation and soft security issues in which they are interested.

The selection of the participants is made on the competitive basis. The organizers cover living expenses for Summer School participants , and provide them with the necessary materials and literature.

To apply for the International Summer School-2010, please send to the PIR Center the following packet of documents:  

  • detailed CV in Russian and English
  • recommendation from the chief of the organization/scientific adviser (in Russian or in English) 
  • motivation letter

SS2010-FirstPage-4.jpgThe detailed CV of the applicant should contain: 

  • surname, name, middle name (including the representatives from CIS) 
  • date of birth
  • education (with names of school/college/university)
  • current place of work
  • current position
  • list of conferences/seminars and topics of presentations list of publications, electronic version of the last one
  • language skills
  • detailed contact information
  • photo

The applicants should be not older than 35 years of age.

The applications should be submitted by fax at +7 (495) 987 19 14 (addressed to Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR Center's President) or by email at [email protected]. The application submission deadline is April 20, 2010. The announcement of the Summer School participants list is to be on April 30, 2010. 

All the questions concerning the International Summer School can be addressed to the PIR Center's Education Program Director Albert Zulkharneev by phone at +7 (495) 987 - 1915 or e-mail [email protected] or to Education projects coordinator Julia Sveshnikova via e-mail: [email protected]

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