20 April 2015

MGIMO Plays Venue to XVI Model United Nations

April 20th, the XVI Moscow International Model United Nations (MIMUN-2015) was launched at MGIMO. The event was attended by 650 delegates from 28 countries.

In his welcome remarks, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov, noted that the Moscow International Model United Nations is one of the largest in the world, and that this year more than a thousand applications were filed to participate. The MIMUN-2015 secretariat selected the 650 most deserving participants from 28 countries.

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20 April 2015

MGIMO Team makes it to Jessup Quarterfinals

The prestigious Jessup competition for law students from around the world was held this year for the 56th time, with the final round taking place in Washington this April. This year, MGIMO’s team performed better than it had over the last five years.

In 2015, 600 teams from over 80 countries participated in the Jessup and 127 of them went on to the international stage. MGIMO’s team, represented by Nicholai Grizunov, Olga Zinchenko, Nicholai Ryashin, Ksenia Koroteeva and Irina Kotanova and coached by MGIMO professors, came third in the Russian qualifying round.

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14 April 2015

MGIMO Hosts Speech by A.Boroujerdi

April 14th, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) gave a talk at MGIMO as part of his official visit to the Russian Federation. He met with students and faculty members of the University.

The Iranian delegation also included the staff of the Iranian Embassy in Russia.

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09 April 2015

A.Tsipras Speaks on European Security at MGIMO

April 9th, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivered an open lecture to MGIMO students and faculty members on the current state of Russian-Greek relations and general European affairs.

In his introductory remarks, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov pointed out that MGIMO is known for the strong links it entertains with Greek universities, adding that it has a long on-going tradition of teaching the language, history and culture of Greece. He also noted that relations between Russia and Greece are flourishing despite the difficulties that both countries are currently facing.

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08 April 2015

MGIMO Houses Conference on 20th Anniversary of Dayton Deal

April 7th, MGIMO played venue to a major international conference commemorating the Dayton Agreement signed 20 years ago. The gathering was attended by diplomats and academics from Russia and the Balkan states.

In his welcome remarks, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov observed that the agreement that ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina remains controversial. Some emphasize that it put an end to the bloodiest conflict in Europe since the Second World War while others argue that these agreements have opened the "Pandora box", setting a precedent which has affected many other conflicts. A. Torkunov noted that Dayton could serve as a model to settle the current situation in Ukraine.

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