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How to prevent placement of weapons in Outer Space: challenges and solutions (Russian priorities) image

Recently, the threats of weaponization of outer space have been increasingly backed by both the doctrinal documents of several countries, first of all the United States, and the material content, which in turn is being formed through organizational measures, as well as improving military technical c...

After U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty it has become obvious that nearly fifty years old history of nuclear arms control is coming to its end.  
The New START treaty is set to expire on February 5, 2021 and there is little doubt that it will be the end of it. It could be extended if both countries...

Strategic stability in its classical sense – understood as a state of US-Russian relations under which neither side has incentives to launch a first nuclear strike – was developed during the Cold War. Such stability is achieved by “seeking agreements that improve survivability, remove incentives for...

Russia’s vision of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation issues remains in fact very conventional. It is pragmatic and realistic. We do not feel “constrained by traditional formats and diplomatic protocol”. On the contrary, we strongly believe that in many cases using proven formats and ke...

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PIR Center Alumni

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Biography :

A student of the International Relations Department, the Lobachevsky State University in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, she trained at the PIR Center between July 21 and November 14, 2003. She took part in the Second International Conference on Problems of Nonproliferation held in Moscow. As part of her internship she prepared a report entitled “Russia and Scandinavia, an Extension of the Global Partnership Program” and presented its results at the seminar held on October 29, 2003.

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City : Kanibadam, Tajikistan
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program 

Abdyldaev Ruslan Bekturovich image
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Ruslan has completed his Master’s Programm in “European and International Law” at the University of Saarland in Germany. He holds BA in international relations from the Kyrgyz-Turkish “Manas” University. In 2011 he has interned in International Republican Institute in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). His research interests are legal aspects of international security, international relations and democratic processes in Central Asia. Ruslan speaks English, Turkish, German and Russian languages. PIR Center intern in 2013

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City : Minsk, Belarus
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

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Affiliation : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus
Position : Department of Information,
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City : Rostov-on-Don
Affiliation : Institute of Sociology and Area Studies, Southern Federal University
Position : Postgraduate student
Biography :

Graduate of the Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don. Participant of "All-Russian Forum on the socialization of foreign students" in Kazan (2015), 4th International Methodological Conference "Issues of teaching philological disciplines to foreign students" in Voronezh (2016), the conference "Foreign student in the context of the changed realities of Russian society" at People's Friendship University of Russia, Moscow (2016). He has several publications in sociology and international relations. Research interests: sociology, area studies and international relations. Languages: Arabic, English, and Russian.

Graduate of Summer school 2016

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City : Mexico City, Mexico
Expertise :
Nuclear nonproliferation, historical aspects
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Biography :

Graduate of the first international MA program in WMD Nonproliferation which brought together leading Russian and US institutes – Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MGIMO-University) and Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at Monterey, the United States (2016-2018). Previously worked for the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Directorate General for the United Nations (2007-2016). Advisor for the Mexican Delegation that participated in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in its 63rd session in New York (2008). He started his career at Mexican MFA as Analyst for Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation Division of the Directorate General for the United Nations (2009-2011), Senior Analyst for Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation Division (2011-2012), Head of the Department of International Security Division (2012-2015) and Deputy Director of International Security Division (2015-2016). His areas of expertise include: nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, historical aspects of nuclear nonproliferation, strategic trade and export controls, multilateral diplomacy. Alain speaks Spanish, English, French, Italian and understands basic Russian.

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Student of the Master Program in “Political Science” in the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. During 2006 - 2010 studied at the American University in Central Asia, and successfully obtained a BA in European Studies. She has a second specialization in the field of «International Public Law”. Graduated from high school in the city of Osh. She previously worked in the Secretariat of the Investment Council under the Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament) of Kyrgyzstan, United Nations Development Programme and the NGO "Center for American Studies". Research interests: democratization processes in Central Asia, regional integration, international security, ethnic conflict. PIR Center intern in May-July 2011.

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City : Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Affiliation : Ministry of Defence, the Republic of Tajikistan
Position : Senior officer at the Treaty and Law Department of the Office of International Military Cooperation
Biography :

A graduate of the Faculty of Law, the Tajik National University (2005-2010). He participated in a seminar on the topic "Compliance with international humanitarian law in staff work" in Dushanbe (2014). Passed course "Law of Armed Conflict", organized by the Partnership for Peace Center of Turkish Armed Forces (2015). Research interests: military and military-technical cooperation in Eurasia in the new international context, the impact of the situation in the Middle East on the security of the CIS countries, the legal foundations of regional security within CSTO and SCO Languages: English and Russian.

Graduate of Summer school 2016

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City : Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

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Affiliation : Center for Political Analysis and Information Security
Position : Director
Biography :

Mr. Andrianov worked as Assistant to the First Vice-Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee; he passed a long-term internship in the Bundestag (CDU/CSU parliamentary group). He is member of the Russian Public Council for international cooperation and public diplomacy, member of the German Council on Foreign Relations, member of the United Nations Association of Germany. Mr. Andrianov chairs Berlin Strategic Partnership Committee in Eurasia. He is a Councilor of the Governor of Novgorod region, an expert of the Public Chamber of Russia. In 2012 Mr. Andrianov participated in the International Summer School on Global Security of the Russian Center for Policy Studies (PIR Сenter). Trialogue Club member since 2014.

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City : Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan
Affiliation : Second Secretary, European Countries Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan (2008)
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2008

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City : Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Affiliation : Second Secretary, Department of International Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan
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City : Erevan, Armenia
Affiliation : Noravank Scientific Educational Foundation
Position : Deputy Executive Director
Biography :

Assistant at Department of Law and Political Science. PhD student of the Department of Political institutions and processes, Faculty of International Relations, Yerevan State University. A graduate of the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia (2015), the Yerevan School of Political Studies of the Council of Europe (2009-2010), Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Logistics Department (2002-2004), Armenian State University of Economics (former Yerevan State Institute of Economics) (1997-2002). Research interests: national security, analytics in the field of public policy. Languages: English and Russian.

Graduate of Summer school 2016

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City : Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

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City : Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

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City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Associate Science Officer, Center of Middle East studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
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City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Consultant
Expertise :
Nuclear power in the Middle East
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Iranian nuclear program
Middle East
Biography :

Researcher of the Center for Global Problems and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Graduated from the Faculty of the International Relations of the Urals Federal University. Holds specialist degree in regional studies and simultaneous interpreter diploma. In the years 2008-2009 took a course at the University of Seville (Spain). PIR Center intern in May-July, 2011. In 2011-2013 PIR Center Internet Project Director, Information Program Director since 2013. In 2014-2017 PIR Center "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director. Took part in the sessions of the NPT Preparatory Committee in 2013-2014. Editor of PIR Center White Paper "Ten Steps toward a Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East". The sphere of scientific interest includes international security, bigger Middle East, nuclear energy sector and nonproliferation.

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City : Yerevan, Armenia
Affiliation : Department of Press, Information and Public Relations, MFA of the Republic of Armenia
Position : Attaché
Biography :

Graduate of the Armenian Diplomatic School (2014). Had numerous internships at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia. She took part in the conference "High Diplomacy: Prospects and Challenges". Author of several articles on international security. Languages: English, Russian, and French.

Graduate of Summer school 2016

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City : Vladivostok
Affiliation : Center for International Maritime Studies, Maritime State University named after Admiral G.I. Nevelskiy
Position : Researcher
Biography :

Reporter and editor of the geopolitics section of the informational and analytical publication "Sluju Otechestvu" (“Serving Motherland”). PhD student with concentration "History and Political Science" at Maritime State University named after Admiral G.I. Nevelskoy. Research interests: regional security in Northeast Asia, nuclear non-proliferation, the Korean peninsula, North Korea's foreign and domestic policy, missile and nuclear program of the DPRK; problems of economic, energy, military and political cooperation in the Northeast Asian region; Russia's national interests. Languages: English, Russian, and Chinese.

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City : Atlanta, USA
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Born and raised in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Has MS in Project Management from New England College/NH and MA in teaching English/German from Dushanbe Pedagogical University. From 1993 to 1997 Inna worked as a translator, Interpreter and office assistant at UN, Agha Khan Foundation amd OSCE Mission to Tajikistan. Between 1997 and 2003 worked at the OSCE/ODIHR as a Senior Administrative Assistant in Warsaw/Poland. Web Officer and Consultant at Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) – Geneva/Switzerland (2005 – 2007). Since 2008 Inna is a consultant at the Multichoice Group and Russian-American Business Alliance.

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City : Astana, Kazakhstan
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2007

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City : Minsk, Belarus
Affiliation : Attaché, Department of International Security and Arms Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus
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City : Volgograd, Russia
Affiliation : Lecturer, Volzhsky Institute of Humanities
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Affiliation : Department of Modern History and International Relations, Tyumen State University
Expertise :
Middle East
Nuclear disarmament
Biography :

Graduate of Tyumen State University. Specialist in International Relations. Lecturer and post-graduate student of the Chair for Modern History and International Relations of Tyumen State University since 2009. The topic of the thesis: “The issue of Jewish settlements in Palestine territories in Israeli-American relations (1967-1993)”. Lectured university courses: “History of International Relations and Russia’s Foreign Policy”, “Modern Conflicts and their settlement”, “International organizations and integration”, “NATO”. In 2009, was an intern of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Participated in the X International Summer School on Global Security of PIR Center in 2010, Winter Methodological Institute of International Relations-2011 (“Bogaturov’s school”) in 2011, three summer schools on nuclear nonproliferation organized by SIPRI and Swedish Radiation Safety Authority in Tomsk in 2008-2010, VII Annual Seminar of Tel-Aviv University on the Middle East in 2012. Research area: peace process in the Middle East, Israeli settlements issue, reduction of tactical nuclear weapons. PIR Center intern in February-May, 2013.

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In 2006 participated in PIR Center International Summer School, PIR Center intern from January till July, 2007. Graduated from Volgograd State University, department of History and International Relations. Received his second degree in economics (department of economics and management of the Volgograd State Technical University). Currently he is a postgraduate student of Department of Regional Studies and International Relations at the Volgograd State University. His research interests include geopolitics of the Caspian region in the post-Soviet era, US policy in the Caspian region, the role of American think tanks in shaping US policy in the Caspian.

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City : Moscow, Russia
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

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City : Kiev, Ukraine
Affiliation : Directorate of Arms Control and Military & Technical Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
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City : Kiev, Ukraine
Affiliation : Research Associate, Institute of International Relations, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2008

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Intern
Biography :

Student of RANEPA. He is currently a student at Brigham Young University, where he studies Russian. His studies have focused on the defense policies of Eastern Europe.  His research interests include air war doctrine and asymmetrical warfare.  He is the Vice President of Praemon, a student publication that conducts security forecasting and analysis.

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City : Moscow, Russia
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

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Affiliation : Ministry of Defence of Slovakia
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2012

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Master student of the international double degree programme at University of Kent, Canterbury. Major in international relations at Kent University (2009-2010, Canterbury, England); political science and Russian studies at Higher School of Economics (2010-2011, Moscow, Russia). Research interests include regional aspects of military security in Northeast and Southeast Asia. PIR Center intern in 2011.

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City : Moscow, Russia
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

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City : Odessa, Ukraine
Affiliation : Odessa Center for Nonproliferation
Position : Research Fellow
Biography :

Earned PhD in Political Science from Odessa National Mechnikov University. The topic of dissertation is connected with reasons of nuclear weapons proliferation in the Middle East. Participant of a number of international conferences on nuclear disarmament and global security problems. Participant of Summer School-2011 of the Russian Center for Policy Studies (PIR Сenter). PIR Center Intern in 2012. Author of publications devoted to the problems of nuclear proliferation and disarmament. Victor of PIR Сenter review competition for the film “Nuclear Tipping Point”. The sphere of scientific interests covers the problems of nuclear proliferation and disarmament, questions of theMiddle Eastregional security. Member of the PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Cooperation in Mass Destruction Weapon Nonproliferation and Physical Nuclear Safety in 2012.

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City : Moscow
Biography :

Postgraduate student at Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MGIMO-University). Graduated from Russian State University for the Humanities in 2011 with a specialist degree in International Relation in 2011. In 2010 studied in Laval University (Quebec, Canada) as a visiting student. Participant of the European Summer School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012) of the Czech Republic and Center of Regional and International Policy Winter School (2013). The sphere of scientific interest includes US-Russian Relations, ABM, START and Nuclear Nonproliferation. PIR Center Education and Training Program Coordinator in 2013 06/13

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City : Moscow, Russia
Affiliation : Ph.D. in Economics, Researcher, Strategic Studies Department, The Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences
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City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Intern
Biography :

Student of RANEPA. A student at Brigham Young University studying Russian and political science with an emphasis in international strategies and diplomacy. He is researching Russia's foreign policy with an emphasis in military-political relations. He has lived in 7 different countries and knows 5 languages. His research interests are Russian foreign policy and cyber security.

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City : Baku, Azerbaijan
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : Intern
Biography :

Jennifer is a Masters student at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program. Before coming to PIR, she worked in Monterey as a Graduate Research Assistant at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies as part of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program. Jennifer received her Bachelor’s degree from Colby College, where she was a double-major in Russian and physics. Her professional interests include technical issues in nonproliferation, as well as Russian-American cooperation. She speaks Russian. PIR Center intern in February-May, 2013.

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City : Tomsk, Russia
Affiliation : Department of Global Politics, Tomsk State University
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City : Yerevan, Armenia
Expertise :
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Biography :

- Participant in the 2007 Global Security Summer School Program

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center
Position : Consultant
Expertise :
International legal regulation in cybersecurity area
Social media
Cyber security
National and international cyber strategies
Biography :

Oleg Demidov graduated from the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University of Lomonosov in 2010. Currently, Oleg has been working on his Ph.D thesis at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University). In 2011-2012, he held the position of Project Coordinator at Center for Political and International Studies (CPIS) under the International Federation for Peace and Conciliation. Since 2012, he has served as an expert to the Commission on Information Security and Cybercrime at the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC). In 2013-2014, he held the position of Director of the Program International Information Security and Global Internet Governance at PIR Center. 

Since 2011 Oleg has been participating in the international project “A Twenty-First Century Concert of Powers” conducted by Frankfurt Peace Research Institute (PRIF) (through 2014). He is the author of a number of research articles on information security, cybersecurity, and global internet governance in PIR Center’s Security Index journal and other editions. Oleg serves as the Secretary of the Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance under PIR Center Advisory Board. In March 2014 Oleg became a member of the Research Advisory Network (RAN) under the Global Commission on Internet Governance (CGIG). PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2015.


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City : Tyumen, Russia
Affiliation : Postgraduate Student and Lecturer at the Chair of Modern History and International Relations by the Institute of History and Political Sciences, Tyumen State University
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2008

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City : Monterey, USA
Affiliation : Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey
Position : Master's student
Biography :

Master's student in Non-proliferation and Terrorism Studies program, with minor in Russian studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. She graduated from Boston University with bachelor’s degree in International Relations (2014). Interned at PIR Center. Research interests: international relations, history; Russian studies; EU-Russia relations in the context of international security; nonproliferation, disarmament and nuclear security; the study of terrorism; the US-Russia relations; Russian foreign policy; international cooperation in the Arctic; approaches to the problem of North Korea's nuclear program; evolution of the IAEA safeguards system. Languages: Spanish and Russian.

Graduate of Summer school 2016

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : PIR Center Intern
Biography :

Graduated from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, International Relations Department (Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2009). Currently MA student of Politics and Security (Central Asia) program of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Participant of international seminars and conferences on security in Central Asia, and DAAD International Summer School “Regionalism and Security” organized by the University of Magdeburg in cooperation with the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and the International University of Central Asia in Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan (18 – 31 July 2010), will take part in DAAD International Summer School “Socio-economic Aspects of Conflict Resolution” in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (20-26 august, 2012). Research interests: European Union and Russian policy in Central Asia, regional security and regionalism in Central Asia.

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City : Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Affiliation : Assistant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Postgraduate (Ph.D.) Student, Diplomatic Academy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyz Republic (2008)
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2008

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City : Kiev, Ukraine
Affiliation : Specialist on International Cooperation, International Military Cooperation Section, Air Force of Armed Forces of Ukraine Command
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City : Tyumen, Russia
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2009

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Affiliation : Department of Political Science, Volgograd State University
Biography :

participant of PIR Center Summer School 2012

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