17 December 2014

MGIMO Receives UN World Food Program Director

December 15th, MGIMO welcomed Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Program. She gave students a talk on "Overcoming hunger and food security for the population of the Earth."

Andrei Silantiev, MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and Public Affairs, greeted the WFP delegation and related to the visitors MGIMO’s history and its role as a leading Russian university for training and research activities.

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16 December 2014

Brazilian Ambassador Antonio Guerreiro Speaks at MGIMO

December 10, the Ambassador of Brazil in Russia, Antonio Jose Vallim Guerreiro paid a visit to MGIMO. The event was organized by the Department of Roman Languages and attended by over a hundred students and faculty members from MGIMO and Moscow Linguistic University.

Antonio Guerreiro has been serving as Ambassador of Brazil in Russia since January 2014. In his own words, in spite of over forty years in the diplomatic trade, his current mission in Moscow is one of the most interesting and productive. This is A.Guerreiro’s second encounter with MGIMO students and faculty since his appointment, which underlines the interest of both countries in building mutually beneficial relationships.

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16 December 2014

MGIMO Receives Stratfor Chairman G.Friedman

December 9-10, MGIMO welcomed George Friedman, founder and chairman of the American Stratfor analytical agency.  G.Friedman delivered an open lecture on the existing world order and contributed to an expert roundtable discussion.

On the first day of his visit, G.Friedman gave a talk attended by MGIMO students and faculty, representatives of public institutions and private companies. Andrey Bezrukov, Advisor to the President of "Rosneft" and MGIMO’s Associate Professor, started by presenting the foreign guest and underlined the importance of such exchanges in the current context.

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10 December 2014

State Duma Speaker Opens Historic Exhibition at MGIMO

December 8th, the exhibition "On the 70th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's visit to Moscow" was unveiled during an official opening ceremony at MGIMO. The exhibition was prepared in conjunction with Rosarkhiv and the Archival Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

Inaugurating the exhibition, Sergei Naryshkin, Chairman of the Russian State Duma, referred to Charles de Gaulle’s famous quote that “For France and Russia, being together means to be strong; being disunited means to be in danger”. According to Mr. Naryshkin, this exhibition ought to serve as a reminder of the long-standing friendship between both countries, which is of special significance in light of recent international developments.

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09 December 2014

25th International UN Youth Model Opens at MGIMO

December 3rd, the opening ceremony of the Moscow International UN Youth Model marked the beginning of this event which has already been held 25 times at the Moscow International High School with the support of the Russian UN Association and MGIMO.

Members of the Secretariat of the Moscow International UN Model traditionally occupy senior positions in the model held at the Moscow International High School. This time, the second year student from MGIMO International Law School, Anastasia Spiridonova, assumed the post of Secretary-General. Both Bachelor and Master students from MGIMO also participated in the model.

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