25 December 2014

MGIMO Celebrates Hanukkah

December 23rd saw the celebration of Hanukkah, inspired by the Israeli Students Fraternity (Jewish Club) with the support of the MGIMO Careers Center.

Over the years, it has turned into a good tradition to mark one of the major Jewish dates within the walls of the University.  This time, the holiday of light and warmth gathered over 160 people.

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25 December 2014

Bright Prospects for Russian-Japanese Energy Cooperation

December 22nd, MGIMO played venue to the fifth bilateral conference "Prospects for Russian-Japanese energy cooperation." The event was co-sponsored by the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy (MIEP) and the Institute of Energy Economics of Japan.

Valery Salygin, MIEP Director, welcomed the conference participants. He emphasized the largely untapped potential for Russian-Japanese energy cooperation, stating that the tense international situation does not effectively stand in the way of Russia and Japan enjoying a constructive dialogue and advancing practical initiatives. V.Salygin voiced confidence that this conference would make a tangible contribution to the mutually advantageous cooperation in the energy sector and facilitate the implementation of major energy projects, bringing about a better understanding between official departments, businesses and academia.

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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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