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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.

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.

27.07.2022

The 2022 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, inherited from covid 2020 and repeatedly postponed due to the raging pandemic, opens in New York on August 1. Four weeks of work of the NPT member States delegations – what will it be: a breakthrough to a more reliable cementing of the Treaty? Beating around the bush and straining to demonstrate its own indispensability? Or a harsh disputes that will call into question both the value and the effectiveness of this document?

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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