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Education and Training Program

«…Education is at the heart of human progress… The enhancement of skills, and the generation of new ideas are essential to the development of human capital and are key engines of economic growth, drivers of market productivity, and sources of cohesion for all nations…»

Education for Innovative Societies in the 21st century. G8 Documents

July 16, 2006

Presentation of the Educational Program


Under the globalization process and widening of scopes of the world cooperation training of the high skilled young specialists on international security is considered to be a necessary condition for the successful confrontation of the emerging threats and challenges reflected in the international legislation. The UN General Assembly Resolution #57/60 without a vote on the basis of the First Committee Report # 57/510 emphasizes an important role played by the organizations dealing with nonproliferation education. Significance of new education systems development in various fields, «creating research networks», exchange of experience and ideas in the sphere of education management marked in the G8 Document «Education for Innovative Societies in the 21st century». In the purpose of education systems modernization and implementation of new education methodologies the intensive cooperation in this field between government and private sectors, nongovernmental research institutes and international organizations is to be developed.

Training of the high skilled specialists on international security and WMD nonproliferation, development of innovative education methodologies remains a priority and a dynamically developing area of activities of the PIR Center.

Since the year 1997 more than 560 specialists from regional universities, research institutes, government structures of twelve CIS states have become the PIR Center Alumni. The Center won international recognition in this sphere with the selection of PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov as a UN consultant on nonproliferation and disarmament education in 2001. 

Target audience of the PIR Center educational programs includes:

  • Governmental officials (MFA, MOD, State Custom Service, Ministry of Atomic Energy);
  • Young research fellows, working for NG think-tanks and academic institutes;
  • University postgraduates and young instructors, who teach lecture courses on international security;
  • Young journalists writing on nonproliferation and security issues.

Currently, the key education programs at the PIR Center are the following:

  • Summer School on Global Security for Young Specialists from Russia and Other CIS Countries
  • Internship Program

At the same time the PIR Center conducts the following programs:

  • Distance Learning Education
  • Out-of-Moscow Lecture Trips
  • Training-for-Trainers Program
 
All the questions concerning PIR Center's education projects can be addressed to the Assistant to Director on Special Projects & Education and Training Program Coordinator Elena Karnaukhova by e-mail [email protected].

News

25.10.2021

On November 15, PIR Center will hold the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates. This year they will bring together students and young specialists in the field of global security from Russia and foreign countries, from domestic and foreign universities and international organizations. There will be students and young specialists from MGIMO University, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA), MEPhI, Ural Federal University (UrFU), PIR Center and members of the CTBTO Youth Group among the participants of the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates. The applications of each of the teams were registered, and the debaters themselves were pre-selected by universities and organizations they represent. As a special feature of the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates, each team of debaters will have its own mentor from the nonproliferation, disarmament and global security experts.

18.10.2021

On October 4, PIR Center within the Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy and WMD Nonproliferation, developed jointly by MGIMO, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS, USA) and PIR Center, held a public lecture with Dr. William Potter, Director of James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar Professor of Nonproliferation Studies Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA), on the topic: «The Evolving Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime: Challenges and Opportunities». The event was held under the auspices of PIR Center project to create a scientific and educational platform NONPROLIFERATION.WORLD, which will become a scientific, educational and communication platform for the current and future generation of experts in the field of international security.

24.09.2021

Opening meetings were held in Moscow in order to welcome 6th cohort students and professors of the Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy and WMD Nonproliferation, developed jointly by MGIMO, Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS, USA) at Monterey and PIR Center.

06.09.2021

On August 31, as part of the Midweek Brainstorming Sessions, the PIR Center held a webinar on the topic "Patch for diplomatic relations: prospects for Russian-American consultations on information security". The speaker of the webinar – Oleg Shakirov, a consultant of the PIR Center, a senior expert of the Center for Advanced Governance (CAG), an expert of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) presented his expert opinion on the possible results of the Russian-American negotiations on information security. This event continues the tradition of the PIR Center for the study of information challenges and threats to international and national security, which started 20 years ago.

26.08.2021

On August 19, the PIR Center held a webinar on the topic " Putsch. Orlov. Eyewitness. 3 days and 2 nights in the White House. 30 years later." Vladimir Orlov, the founder and director of the PIR Center, shared his memories and impressions about the events of the 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, who was in the White House from August 19 to August 21, 1991, as a correspondent for the then most influential newspaper “Moskovskie Novosti”. This event was a harbinger of the launch of a new project of the PIR Center "Nuclear Nonproliferation: history in faces".

26.07.2021

PIR Center values PIR Alumni Community, which includes more than 1000 people - PIR Center alumni, current employees, interns and consultants of PIR Center, members of PIR Center Executive Board, representatives of PIR Center Advisory Board. In order to maintain strong ties with the members of its "Community" PIR Center is launching a survey among alumni of the Education & Training Program projects. Thanks to this initiative, alumni will be able to stay in touch with PIR Center, receive latest newsletters and have a channel for cooperation.

09.06.2021

«Strategic stability in Russian-American relations... What to expect from Iran's missile program... What are the chances that the DPRK will abandon nuclear weapons... How to 3D-print a drone and what this means for the arms control regime... Does nuclear energy have a future in the Middle East ... These are just some of the topics we were discussing for the last two evenings and into the night, connecting Moscow, California, New York, Yekaterinburg, Seoul ... “Discuss” is the exact word. But, strictly speaking, it was students from different countries who reported to the members of the State Examination Commission headed by General of the Army Vyacheslav Trubnikov. And MGIMO University, PIR Center and Middlebury Institute of International Studies “connected the wires”. Students are now masters. The Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy, and WMD Nonproliferation has taken a new qualitative step forward. And has confirmed that this master's program is not just “international”, not just “unique”, but also with a stable quality mark», ‒ Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center Director, MGIMO Professor and Academic Advisor of the Dual Degree M.A. Program Global Security, Nuclear Policy, and WMD Nonproliferation.

26.03.2021

On March 17, PIR Center held a workshop within the framework of the Midweek Brainstorming sessions series. Participants discussed Russian Nuclear Security (NS) posture along with the international cooperation outlook.


11.01.2021

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov met with students online.

09.12.2020

On November 27, the second Timerbaev Debate took place online as part of the Dual Degree Master's Program in Nonproliferation Studies (Moscow State Institute of International Relations – Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey – PIR Center).

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