27 October 2016

MGIMO at Russian-Greek forum

October 25th–27th, Athens hosted the Russian-Greek forum on interregional and inter-municipal humanitarian cooperation, which took place in the framework of the Russia-Greece cross cultural year. MGIMO was represented at the event by its Vice-Rector for Human Resources, Vladimir Morozov.

The Forum consisted of several sections, one of which was dedicated to models for cooperation between Russian and Greek universities. It was attended by senior representatives of Rossotrudnichestvo, Greek government agencies, leading Russian and Greek educational institutions, including MGIMO, Moscow State University, St Petersburg State University and others.

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27 October 2016

4th ASEAN — Russia Youth Summit

October 24th to 27th, the 4th ASEAN — Russia Youth Summit took place in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Ten teams from different ASEAN countries and one team from Russia participated in the event.

This year, the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs acted as MGIMO’s ASEAN Centre’s partner in organizing the Youth Summit. The President of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia Hun Mani, the Ambassador of Laos to Cambodia Prasith Sayasith, a special envoy from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alexander Ivanov and the Foreign Minister of Cambodia Prak Sokhon, all spoke at the opening ceremony. The event was attended by the Cambodian Deputy Foreign Minister and MGIMO graduate, Soung Ratchavi.

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27 October 2016

Dean of Marbella International University Centre Lectures at MGIMO

October 24th-26th, the Dean of the Marbella International University Centre Aurora Mateos came to MGIMO to deliver a cycle of lectures to students of the University.

During her visit, the Dean spoke of policy and diplomacy in the field of environmental protection. The course read by Aurora Mateos consisted of four thematic modules: «Sustainable development in the XXI century», «Environmental Diplomacy: concept and mechanisms», «Multilateral agreements in the sphere of environmental protection. The specific role of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea» and «The basis for negotiations on global warming and climate change».

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25 October 2016

MGIMO Partakes in XIII Meeting of "Valdai" Club in Sochi

October 24th–27th, the XIII Annual Meeting of the International Discussion Club "Valdai" will take place in Sochi. MGIMO, one of the founders of club, is actively participating in the event.

MGIMO, alongside the other co-founders, plays a significant role in the activities of the club, both in organizational and in scientific terms. Professors and researchers from MGIMO regularly write reports commissioned by the Valdai Club and manage the research programs of this Russian think tank.

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24 October 2016

MGIMO Invites Peruvian Ambassador

October 21st, the Ambassador of Peru Carlos Velasco Mendiola was invited to MGIMO by the University's Ibero-American centre. The guest was received by MGIMO's Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs Andrey Baykov and delivered a lecture in Spanish to students.

The Ambassador described to the audience the history of Peru, its geopolitical priorities and the current situation in the country. Carlos Velasco Mendiola also spoke at length about bilateral relations between the two countries, noting that Peru was one of the first countries in Latin America to have established diplomatic relations with Russia. Their partnership is currently flourishing and the trade turnover between the two countries has increased three-fold in recent years.

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