Online platform for education and training NONPROLIFERATION.RU & NONPROLIFERATION.WORLD

Shaping the next generation of experts is the main goal of the education and training system on nonproliferation, created and supported by PIR Center in Russia and worldwide. This system includes development of International School on Global Security, cooperation with Russian and CIS universities, Dual Degree Master`s program in Nonproliferation Studies, internship program, involving young scholars into practical research and other networking activities.

During its more than 26 years of experience PIR Center has built up a great collection of reports, journals, monographs, archival documents, interviews, and audiovisual materials, which constitute an invaluable source of considerable expertise of prominent academics and practitioners in the field of nuclear nonproliferation and international security from all over the world. We believe that this expertise must be shared with all nonproliferation community in Russia, CIS countries, the U.S.A., Europe, and further.

PIR Center is planning to create a modern, technologically attractive, and user-friendly online platform for education and training in nonproliferation and arms control, which will become a unique educational and communication portal for the current and future generation of experts in the field of international security.

The goal of the project  is on the one hand, to preserve enormous amounts of documents (including recently declassified) and materials in electronic formats for future generations, as well as to support sustainability of nonproliferation studies in Russia, Europe and other regions, and on the other hand, to attract the best students to research and development of professional career in the sphere of nonproliferation and global security along with strengthening of the PIR Center’s Alumni Community, contained by its 1,000+ members and experts of different levels from 58 countries.

The online platform will host an invaluable archive of materials in Russian and English related to WMD nonproliferation and global security (monographs, analytical articles, reports, workbooks, interviews, blogs, etc.). A special section will be devoted to the archive of manuscripts, books and materials of Roland M. Timerbaev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Professor, one of the authors of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Online educational events (online training courses, lectures, research seminars, webinars, etc.) will be conducted on the platform.

PIR Center has developed a plan for such a new platform and have purchased 1) Nonproliferation.Ru for the Russian audience and for training in Russian language, including online courses we will be providing for five Russian leading regional universities as well as 2) Nonproliferation.World for Russian and global educational projects held in English.

Students from different countries will not only be the objects for such educational programs on our side but also will be subjects who will take an active part in the process. They will be invited to publish their peer-reviewed articles and blog entries on the new online platform, as well as provided an opportunity for exchanging their experiences through informal gatherings and “lessons-learned” informal exchanges that will be regularly held on the basis of  the platform.

The online platform Nonproliferation.Ru / Nonproliferation.World is planned to be launched in for Summer 2021 and will be filled with more specific content, digitalized documents and archives throughout 2021.