22 April 2016

MGIMO Launches Dual Masters with Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

April 21st, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov welcomed Professor Anna Vassilieva, Head of "Russian Studies" at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) located in Monterey.

The purpose of the meeting, also attended by MGIMO Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs Andrey Baykov, was to set the stage for the startup of the new joint masters program "Global security, nuclear policy and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction" this September.

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21 April 2016

Jacques Sapir Discusses EU At MGIMO

April 20th, a renowned French Economist and Professor from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (France), Jacques Sapir, gave a lecture at MGIMO on the relations between Russia and the European Union.

MGIMO's Vice-Rector for Graduate and International programs, Andrey Baykov extended warm greetings to Jacques Sapir on behalf of the University and remarked that the Professor entertains novel ideas and has gone off the beaten track in his academic work, particularly when analyzing the Russian Economy.

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20 April 2016

Former Latvian President Visits MGIMO

April 20th, MGIMO welcomed the former President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers, who presented his book "This is who I am!" and spoke about the difficult path to the presidency.

The Guest of Honor was introduced to the audience by MGIMO Vice-Rector for General Affairs Artem Malgin, who noted that this visit was a fine opportunity to become more knowledgeable about Latvia. The Ambassador of Latvia to Russia Astra Kurme also attended the event.

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18 April 2016

MGIMO 17th Moscow International Model United Nations

April 18th, MGIMO launched its XVII Moscow International Model United Nations (MIMUN-2016), in honor of the 60th anniversary of the UN Association of Russia. University and high school students from 40 Russian regions and abroad gathered in the main conference hall to try their hand at being representatives of Member States at the UN.

The opening ceremony was kicked off by MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov who welcomed the guests and recounted the history of MGIMO’s model UN, noting it is the largest event of its kind worldwide. Over the years, many leaders of the Organization have participated in it, including the Secretary-Generals Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon.

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14 April 2016

MGIMO Welcomes Syrian Ambassador

April 13th, the Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic in Russia Riad Haddad gave a lecture at MGIMO at the invitation of the University's Rector Anatoly Torkunov.

The subject of the Ambassador's talk was "Relations between Syria and Russia, and prospects for their development". He recognized the positive role Russia played in the military operation in Syria and noted that the recent withdrawal of troops should not have an impact on the Syrian government's ability to settle internal conflicts. The Ambassador also expressed the opinion that the West waged in Syrian not a "war against terrorism" but a "war with terrorism."

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