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19.08.2022

The history of the idea of creating a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central and Eastern Europe (NWFZ in CEE) dates back to the beginning of the Cold War. Nevertheless, over all these years, the project of formal denuclearization of the region has not been implemented due to unfavorable external circumstances. The goal of this research paper is to analyze the current threats to the nuclear nonproliferation regime in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as to outline the prospects for the long–awaited implementation of the NWFZ in CEE, which can become one of the pillars of the new European security architecture.

05.08.2022

PIR Center continues a new section "PIR Test". This project in the form of a game carries equally educational, research and analytical meaning. Users are given the opportunity to take the test - to answer one of the designated questions. Our today's PIR Test is dedicated to the international document that is considered to be the very first to become the forerunner of the modern arms control system.

04.08.2022

Elena Karnaukhova has been appointed of PIR Center Deputy Director – Education and Training Program Director. In her new position, Elena will be responsible for the strategic development of the organization and will continue to supervise the educational projects of PIR Center, as well as the Advisory Board and the Executive Board of PIR Center and the Trialogue Club International as its executive secretary.

01.08.2022

PIR Center is taking part in the 10th NPT Review Conference on August 1-26, 2022, where for almost a month at the UN headquarters in New York, delegations from 191 signatory countries of the NPT will discuss the implementation of this important agreement in the field of international security.

Application Checklist


Admissions

The MIIS / MGIMO Dual Degree is open to applicants of all nationalities, including those with little or no professional experience.

 

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in any field. Applicants may apply in the same year they obtain their degree.

● Excellent academic records from previous studies, including a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited undergraduate institution.

● Proficiency in English is required. Preferred minimum scores: IELTS 6.5 TOEFL 79 (IBT) or equivalent.

● Proficiency in Russian is welcome but not required.

 

Application Checklist

Applicants must submit the following documents* to the Middlebury Institute:

● Application form and application fee

● Transcripts from previous undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate degrees

● Statement of purpose

● Résumé or curriculum vitae

● Letters of recommendation (one required, two preferred)

● Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (for nonnative English speakers)

● GREs are not required but are highly recommended

* All documents have to be submitted in English

 

How to Apply

Applicants who wish to commence their studies in the fall should complete the following steps. To apply:

1) Visit MIIS new online application form.

2) register on the MGIMO apllication page (till July 1)

 

Tuition Fee and Scholarship Opportunities

Tuition fee is 50 000 US dollars for 2 years.

MIIS offers scholarships, which in practice reduce the cost of tuition up to 50%. They are available for students of any citizenship.

To participate in the scholarship contest, you need to:

1. Apply to the program (full package of documents) by visiting the MIIS website, register on the website master.mgimo.ru, and submit documents to the MGIMO Enrollment Commission (until July 1).
NOTE: during the scholarship competition, applications will be considered only for those candidates who have submitted a full set of documents specified in the requirements of the MIIS and MGIMO.

2. Demonstrate your interest in nuclear nonproliferation, peaceful nuclear energy, and global security issues, as well as experience in research, information other work in this area. For this reason, please, send to PIR Center at [email protected] the following:

  • The proposed topic of the master’s thesis and its brief justification (no more than 0,5 — 1 page in English); 
  • Materials that confirm interest and experience in the topic of the master’s degree, even if it is only academic (in Russian or English); 

Such materials may include:

— a list of publications on the topic in any language with valid links or sample publications;

— a list of conferences, seminars, courses on the subject of Dual Degree Master’s Program in Nonproliferation Studies where you managed to deliver a speech, preferably with valid links to the pages of these events on the Internet;

— scientific and study works, including essays, term papers, dissertations or dissertation chapters, theses of speeches, etc. (in any language);

— any other materials that can confirm your interest in the main topic of the program.

If there are no publications and/or study papers on the main issues of the master’s program, the candidate can prepare and submit an essay on the topic «Key challenges to the NPT review process in XXI century» (in English).

Documents for the scholarship contest should be submitted to PIR Center at [email protected] until July 1, 2021 (if the preparation of any documents is in the process, you must inform the organizing committee of the scholarship contest). The results of the contest and decisions on the granting of scholarship are planned to be announced by July 10, 2021. The contest committee reserves the right to invite the candidate for an online interview.

 

You can send your questions about admission to the Dual Degree Master’s Program in Nonproliferation Studies, scholarship contest and the nuances of the educational process to Assistant to Director on Special Projects & Education and Training Program Coordinator Elena Karnaukhova by e-mail [email protected].

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