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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.

21.05.2021

«Participation in the PIR Center XX International School on Global Security in 2020 opened a new page in my life. This event let me not only gain new knowledge and expand my understanding of nonproliferation and disarmament issues, global security in general, but also define my research and professional priorities, and change a lot in my life. Besides, I met a lot of interesting people, more specifically, invited experts and lecturers, participants and organizers of the School, with their own views, ideas, initiatives, ambitions. And I warmly remember all of them,» ‒ a winner of the XX International School on Global Security of PIR Center, currently the Coordinator of the PIR Center Education & Training Program Elena Karnaukhova.

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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Internship Program for Young Experts at the PIR Center

“Internship at the PIR Center was very beneficial in many ways. On professional level, I was challenged every day and learned much about Russian policies, interests and perspectives on various security questions. This opportunity gave me a real taste of what working in an efficient think tank is. On a personal level, working for the PIR has pushed me outside my comfort zone into a completely unknown environment. But despite my limited skills in Russian, I had the feeling of being completely accepted and integrated in the team. All in all, my only regret will be the short term of my internship!”

Lucien Claire – graduate from the University of Kent, School of Politics & International Relations, Specialization “Politics and International Relations”,  PIR Center intern in 2011.


INTERNSHIP AT THE PIR CENTER FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD OF GLOBAL SECURITY

Discover your career in the expert community in the field of international relations! The PIR Center is the leading independent organization for research in international relations in Russia. Applications for a 2021 internship in the Center are now open. 

PIR Center’s internship program offers young researchers an excellent opportunity to participate in the analysis and coverage of key processes in international security. The program attracts talented young specialists from leading universities and research organizations, providing them a chance to realize their full academic potential and helping them to join the ranks of experts in the field of international security. Graduates of the program have gone on to embark on a scientific career in leading academic centers (Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Higher School of Economics (HSE), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and others) or to work for the foreign and other ministries of the countries of the CIS as well as international companies and organizations. 

The spread of coronavirus does not erase multiple threats of nuclear proliferation in the world. Both the former and the latter are global threats. Therefore, despite the current epidemiological situation, PIR Center continues to conduct its research and educational activities remotely.

The PIR Center internship program entails:

  • Development of an independent research project in the field of international relations* in professional consultation with the employees and advisors of the PIR Center and with the opportunity to meet experts from federal and scientific organizations. The project offers young specialists the unique opportunity to present their work to the scientific community by publishing their research in Russia’s leading journal on questions of international security, the Security Index;
  • Participation in the scientific and information projects of the PIR Center and its partners;
  • Administrative work related to the research, publishing, and information projects of the PIR Center and its partners.

Core research areas:

  • Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, developments in nuclear energy;
  • New technologies and challenges to global security (military robots, artificial intelligence)

Candidates should:

  • Display a strong interest in research on international security; 
  • Be studying in the final year of an undergraduate degree or enrolled in a Master’s or PhD program in the fields of international relations, regional studies, oriental studies, journalism, contemporary history, or political science;
  • Be fluent in Russian;
  • Be proficient in English (knowledge of additional foreign languages is considered an advantage);
  • Have strong communication skills;
  • Show responsibility and attention to detail;
  • Be able to work full-time and on a demanding schedule.

The internship is located in Moscow.

* The exact starting date and the subject of the research project will be negotiated with successful applicants.

In order to apply, candidates should submit the following documents via email at [email protected]

  • A detailed Russian-language CV indicating main research interests;
  • A letter of recommendation from a department head/scientific advisor/advisor/mentor;
  • A list of all available publications, as well as one full publication in electronic form (alternatively, if your work is available online, you may provide an active link).

About the PIR Center:

  • PIR Center is a think tank involved in research, informational, educational, and consulting work in the field of international security.
  • Its interesting and challenging work is performed by a creative and energetic team of experienced specialists in international affairs and highly motivated young talents.
  • PIR Center is engaged in active cooperation with dozens of partners in Russia and all over the world, including ministries and other authorities, international organizations, universities, other research and educational centers as well as corporate networks.

The training of young specialists in the field of international security forms one of the central priorities of the PIR Center. Our internship programs, which attract talented young students and scholars from Russia, the CIS and other countries, contribute new talent to the expert community. Successful candidates receive the opportunity to develop their own research project in the field of international relations in professional consultation with the research employees and advisors of the PIR Center and with the opportunity to meet members of the Russian federal and academic research community.

For further information regarding the internship program at the PIR Center please contact us by email: [email protected].

PIR Center Analysis

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