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The U.S. signs the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. The conventions are pending ratification.
29.09.1997
An explosion at a radioactive waste storage facility in Kyshtym (Chelyabinsk Region) results in vast land contamination.
29.09.1957
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27.09.2022

Today, PIR Center celebrates the 95th anniversary of an outstanding Soviet diplomat, scientist, one of the main mentors of the PIR Center for more than 20 years – Amb. Roland Timerbaev. He was one of the world's largest experts in the field of nuclear nonproliferation, a diplomat who made a tremendous contribution to the preparation of the 1968 Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), a key document of the global security system. 


23.09.2022

We continue to publish materials on the X NPT Review Conference under the rubric "Notes from the Field: 10th NPT Review Conference through the Eyes of Russian Public Diplomacy". This time, PIR Center Deputy Director Elena Karnaukhova talked to Ambassador Sergio Duarte, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs (2007-2012), the Brazilian representative to several International organizations, focusing on disarmament issues, the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the IAEA (1999-2000). He served the Brazilian Foreign Service for 48 years: the Ambassador of Brazil in a number of countries, including Austria, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia concurrently (1999-2002), China (1996-1999), Canada (1993-1996), and Nicaragua (1986-1991), Switzerland (1979-1986), the United States (1970-1974), Argentina (1963-1966), and Rome (1961-1963). Sergio Duarte stood at the origins of the NPT and was familiar with Roland Timerbaev.

22.09.2022

"Once we went on a trip with my friend and our families. Rented a rickety old hut in the village, the electricity worked poorly, but there was a lot of firewood. We heated the stove, collected mushrooms, wandered through the swamps, caught crayfish with children in the icy water. There were a lot of impressions, but, unfortunately, the weather had deteriorated. I decided not to stop the trip, to go to the sea. It was difficult to keep the idea a secret and put the children to bed after intense adventures, I had to tell them.

Then, many years later, the children said the words most dear to my wife and me: "Parents, how happy we are that you are so crazy"," - Dmitry Danilov, Head of European Security Department at Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences.

19.09.2022

PIR Center continues to publish materials on the X NPT Review Conference under the rubric "Notes from the Field: 10th NPT Review Conference through the Eyes of Russian Public Diplomacy". PIR Center Deputy Director Elena Karnaukhova talked to Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the IAEA, about the assessments of the X NPT RevCon, politization of review process, China's positions, Ukraine, the WMD-free zone in the Middle East, JCPOA, UAE in nuclear domain and cooperation with Russia.

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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