28 November 2014

A.Torkunov Invited by Duma to Ponder European Crisis

November 25, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov took an active part in an international round table debate on the "Ways of overcoming the crisis of confidence in Europe".

The meeting was put together by Sergei Naryshkin , Chairman of the State Duma, and attended by MPs, Chairmen of parliamentary factions, and representatives of 22 countries - Members of Parliament, government officials, leading legal scholars, political scientists and diplomats. High on the agenda was the current state, prospects and procedures for inter-parliamentary cooperation.

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28 November 2014

Russian Constitutional Law Comes Out in UK Press

A complete course of Russian Constitutional Law has just come out in English at Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The volume is co-authored by E.Kremyanskaya, T.Kuznetsova and I.Rakitskaya, all Associate Professors at MGIMO Constitutional Law Department, and is one of the first published works in this field in a foreign language.

The authors take a look into the Russian Constitution, the foundations of the Country’s Federal structure, its electoral system, the status of public authorities and local governments. The study will be of interest to foreign civil servants, employees of International Organizations and all those who are interested in cooperation with the Russian Federation.

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28 November 2014

MGIMO Kicks Off «CIS Week»

November 24 saw the grand opening of "CIS Week" – an annual international event looking at the accomplishments of former Soviet Union republics and integration issues.

The plenary entitled "CIS: a space of shared values" was attended by representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry, of CIS member states’ embassies as well as many non-governmental organizations. The event was organized by the Economic Club “Oeconomicus”, MGIMO Fraternities, the Endowment Fund and the National Council of Youth and Children's Associations of Russia.

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25 November 2014

Jubilee Reunion of MGIMO French and German Double Masters Alumni

November 21st, MGIMO threw a soiree dedicated to the anniversary of French and German double Master's Degree Programs in "International Relations", welcoming scores of alumni back to campus.

The event brought together graduates, students, professors and program leadership in a rare and much cherished moment to celebrate the anniversaries of some of the University’s (and Russia’s) longest-running double Master’s Degree programs - 20 years of the MGIMO-Sciences Po Paris degree and 10 years for the multifaceted cooperation of MGIMO and the consortium of universities led by the Free University of Berlin involving a German Studies Russia Bachelor’s Program and a Double Master’s Degree in IR.

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20 November 2014

Russia’s Senate Speaker Conveys Thanks to MGIMO Staff and Leadership

V.Matvienko, Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, has issued an official commendation to the staff of the University and bestowed its Rector, A.Torkunov, with an honorary token of merit.

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of MGIMO, V.Matvienko extended official gratitude to the staff of the University for their remarkable contribution to the enhancement of international and inter-parliamentary relations and for the training of highly qualified specialists in the field of international relations.

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