30 May 2018

MGIMO Welcomes Delegation from Nuclear Threat Initiative

May 30th, a delegation from the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a leading American expert center on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and nuclear power, led by its Co-Chair and Chief Executive Advisor, Ernest Moniz, came to MGIMO University.

The delegation also comprised the Senior Advisor of the Global Nuclear Policy Program Lynn Rusten; the former US Ambassador at the United Nations and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State and the Under Secretary for Political Affairs on the Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Ambassador Brooke Anderson, and the Program Manager of NTI Leon Ratz.

The Nuclear Threat Initiative is a charitable organization created in 2001 by former Senator Sam Nunn working to prevent catastrophic attacks with nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. NTI has been supporting for a number of years the dual program on non-proliferation of WMD jointly implemented by MGIMO and the Middlebury Institute for International Studies (USA).

During their visit, the guests had a meeting with MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov, which was attended by the University’s Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs, Andrey Baykov, and members of the faculty. A myriad of issues were discussed during the interview, including the Russian-American nonproliferation program and opportunities for its further development. Ernest Moniz also gave a talk to students on energetic issues and the changes, which will be brought about by technological developments.

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