26 February 2015

MGIMO Hails President of Cyprus

February 26th, MGIMO welcomed the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades who delivered a speech to MGIMO students on European cooperation and the issue of the Cyprus settlement.

Presenting the guest of honor, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov reminded the audience of the long-running cooperation which is in place between Russia and Cyprus in a vast array of areas. 

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26 February 2015

MGIMO Receives South African Minister of Arts and Culture

February 25th, MGIMO welcomed Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Arts and Culture of South Africa, who gave a talk on the history of the struggle against apartheid. The event was attended by members of the diplomatic corps from a number of African states.

The Ambassador of South Africa to Russia, Mandisi Mpahlwa kicked off the discussion by thanking MGIMO for its hospitality and highlighting the importance of cooperation between the two countries. Andrei Silantiev, MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and Public Affairs, for his part, noted that the South African delegation arrived in Moscow for an important event linked to the South African state program to do with the reburial of South Africa's national heroes.

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26 February 2015

MGIMO Hosts Event Commemorating Yalta Conference

February 25th-26th, MGIMO played venue to an international conference dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Yalta summit, at which the Heads of State of the anti-Hitler coalition discussed Europe’s post-war re-organization.

The meeting was organized by MGIMO and the Institute of World History at the Russian Academy of Sciences, with the active support of the Russian Historical Society and the Gorchakov Fund, and gathered leading scholars and historians from more than a dozen countries worldwide.

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25 February 2015

MGIMO at International Studies Association 56th Convention

February 18th to 21st, the International Studies Association (ISA) held its 56th annual convention in New Orleans (USA). This year's convention had for theme "Global IR and regional worlds" and gathered five and a half thousand researchers. MGIMO delegation contributed presentations and papers to this important event of scholarly life.

The four MGIMO representatives participated in a number of sections and round tables. Prof. Marina Lebedeva, Chair of the MGIMO Department of World Politics and Dr Ekaterina Koldunova of the School of Political Affairs both made presentations regarding among other things the prospects for the Russian school of International Relations. Dr Andrei Baykov gave a talk on the development process of regionalism in the world today and Dr Igor Istomin spoke on the current trends in the development of neo-realist paradigm of international relations.

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19 February 2015

70th Anniversary of the United Nations Marked in Russia

February 13th, members of the Russian Public Committee for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations gathered at the Reception Hall of the Russian Foreign Ministry for the first in a set of events commemorating this essential milestone. The public committee comprises diplomats, public figures and prominent representatives of  business, politics, the media and the arts.

The work of the committee is coordinated by the Russian United Nations Association, which has for President, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov. The Vice-President of this association Alexei Borisov, also Head of UNESCO department at MGIMO, is responsible for organizing the operational work of the committee.

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