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“The Lighter and Funnier Side of Diplomacy”: book presentation by H.E. M.W.Supriyadi
23 November 2020

“The Lighter and Funnier Side of Diplomacy”: book presentation by H.E. M.W.Supriyadi

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November 23rd, within the framework of the ASEAN Center's series of educational events "ASEAN Academic Days 2020", an online presentation of the recently published book "The Lighter and Funnier Side of Diplomacy" by Indonesian diplomat Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi was organized. H.E. Muhamad Wahid Supriyadi is an experienced and well-known diplomat, who has spent his entire career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served in a variety of appointments at home and abroad, including as Consul General in Melbourne (2004-2007), Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (2008-2011) and as Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus (2016-2020).
“Pax Indo-Pacifica: A Struggle for Regional Power and Prestige” by Dr. Jittipat Poonkham
16 November 2020

“Pax Indo-Pacifica: A Struggle for Regional Power and Prestige” by Dr. Jittipat Poonkham

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On November 16th, the third online-lecture within the framework of the course of public lectures “ASEAN Academic Days 2020” was held by the ASEAN Centre. The third speaker was Dr. Jittipat Poonkham (PhD Aberystwyth University; MPhil Oxford University), Director of International Studies Program and Assistant Professor in International Relations in the Faculty of Political Science at the Thammasat University (Thailand).

Natalia Stapran: “The Prospects of Russian Economic Projects in Southeast Asia”
21 October 2020

Natalia Stapran: “The Prospects of Russian Economic Projects in Southeast Asia”

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On October 21st, the second online-lecture within the framework of the course of public lectures “ASEAN Academic Days 2020” was held by the ASEAN Centre. The second speaker was Dr. Natalia Stapran, MGIMO graduate 2000, Director of the Department for Multilateral Economic Cooperation and Special Projects, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. The lecture was dedicated to the today’s economic cooperation between Russia and ASEAN and its future prospects.

Lecture “Russia in Southeast Asia” by Bilahari Kausikan
25 September 2020

Lecture “Russia in Southeast Asia” by Bilahari Kausikan

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On September 25th, the online-meeting with Bilahari Kausikan opened the course of public lectures “ASEAN Academic Days 2020”. The course is designed and carried out by the ASEAN Centre in MGIMO. The first speaker was Bilahari Kausikan, a prominent Singaporean diplomat and expert, who served in a variety of appointments at home and abroad, including as Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, and as the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry.

V MGIMO Golf Championship
4 September 2020

V MGIMO Golf Championship

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September 4th, the fifth MGIMO Golf Cup was held at Moscow Country Club. The First Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma A.Zhukov gave a talk at the opening ceremony. Friends and partners of the University, representatives of government institutions and corporations, graduates and foreign diplomats working in Russia gathered at the site near Moscow. The program of the day, alongside the golf competition, included a chess session with the grandmaster, 2016 European champion, E.Inarkiev.

MGIMO-Tashkent. Summer
15 June 2020

MGIMO-Tashkent. Summer

Russian and Austrian trade representatives online
9 June 2020

Russian and Austrian trade representatives online

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June 9 MGIMO School of business hosted another event in cooperation with the Russian-Austrian public forum “Sochi dialogue” with representatives of Russian and Austrian business. This time, the audience was invited to join an online discussion with a trade representative of the Russian Federation in Austria Alexander Potemkin and commercial adviser of Austrian Embassy in the Russian Federation Rudolf Lukavski.

International Day of the Russian Language
5 June 2020

International Day of the Russian Language

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June 5th, a Moscow-Geneva online conference was held in honour of the International Day of the Russian Language. Russian Language Day continued with an online marathon, in which directors, actors and artistic directors of leading Russian theatres participated.

Course of Lectures by Former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl
4 June 2020

Course of Lectures by Former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl

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May 11th to June 4th, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria Karin Kneissl delivered remotely a series of lectures on the "Political and Economic Features of the World Oil Market": Any interested students of the University could follow the lectures on the University’s YouTube channel.

MGIMO-Odintsovo. Early summer
1 June 2020

MGIMO-Odintsovo. Early summer

Criticality and Regularity in History: A Conversation with John Lewis Gaddis
27 May 2020

Criticality and Regularity in History: A Conversation with John Lewis Gaddis

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Renowned Yale University Historian Professor John Lewis Gaddis joined MGIMO faculty and scholars from around Russia to discuss the uses of history in politics, the role of critical events in our stochastic world, and the ways a historian can respond to the manifold challenges to his profession.

MGIMO. Spring
23 May 2020

MGIMO. Spring

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Spring MGIMO. Missing it?

C-MIMUN throughout the years
22 May 2020

C-MIMUN throughout the years

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This is what the Secretariat of the Churkin Moscow International Model UN lives and breathes year by year. Our history, achievements, aspirations, emotions, inspiration, heated debates, and cordial atmosphere after the conference.

C-MIMUN ECOSOC opening ceremony C-MIMUN ECOSOC opening ceremony
22 May 2020

C-MIMUN ECOSOC opening ceremony

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On the 22nd of May the Economic and Social Council hosted the opening ceremony of its session on the agenda “Sustainable Peace after Coronavirus Epidemics”.

Head of European Commission's Sports Department Lectures at MGIMO
15 May 2020

Head of European Commission's Sports Department Lectures at MGIMO

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May 15th, on the website of the MGIMO Business School, the Head of the European Commission's Sports Department Yves Le Lostecque gave a lecture to MGIMO students. The event was organized with the support of the Russian Union of Martial Arts and the MA program in “Sports Diplomacy”.

MGIMO in all the world's languages
4 March 2020

MGIMO in all the world's languages

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In 2019 MGIMO celebrated its 75th anniversary. The film tells the history of the University which for many years remains one of the most famous and prestigious not only in Russia but also in the world. It shows it from the inside and dispels the myths that surround it.
International Uncertainty 2020. The Future Today: MGIMO Researchers Forecasts
19 December 2019

International Uncertainty 2020. The Future Today: MGIMO Researchers Forecasts

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The MGIMO Institute for International Studies has accumulated extensive experience in forecasting international processes and continues this tradition. How to predict the dynamics of protracted frozen conflicts? How does analysis of social networks allow us to evaluate the prospects of conflict resolution? How to analyze the US actions in international crises when working with big data? What awaits the world in 2020?

Moderator: Andrey SUSHENTSOV, Director of the Institute for International Studies, Director of the Laboratory of International Trends Analysis, MGIMO University 

Research projects:

  • US Actions in International Crises: Experiencing Quantitative Analysis Method – Nikolay SILAEV, Leading Research Fellow at the Centre for Problems of the Caucasus and Regional Security of the MGIMO Institute for International Studies, Senior Research Fellow at the MGIMO Laboratory for International Trends Analysis
  • 1 million Facebook posts over 2009-2018: on Ukraine’s external partners, its regions and Donbass – Alexey TOKAREV, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Problems of the MGIMO Institute for International Studies
  • Electoral behavior transformations in Russia's neighbouring countries – Igor OKUNEV, Director at the Centre for Spatial Analysis in International Relations of the MGIMO Institute for International Studies
  • International Threats 2020: Forecasts and main theses – Nikolay SILAEV, Leading Research Fellow at the Centre for Problems of the Caucasus and Regional Security of the MGIMO Institute for International Studies, Senior Research Fellow at the MGIMO Laboratory for International Trends Analysis

Discussant: Andrey ILNITSKY, Adviser to the Minister of Defence of Russia

The session of the 4th Moscow Conference on Political Risks and Forecasting “International Uncertainty 2020” was held to celebrate the anniversary of Yevgeny Primakov.

The conference was organized by the Laboratory of International Trends Analysis, MGIMO University, within the framework of the research project, “Transformation of International System and the Next Innovation Wave”, which is supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation in accordance with the contract №14.641.31.0002 of April 26, 2018 on the allocation of a grant from the Government of the Russian Federation.

Moscow, December 19, 2019
 

International Uncertainty 2020. Middle East: towards a new regional order
19 December 2019

International Uncertainty 2020. Middle East: towards a new regional order

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Russia has dramatically increased its presence and influence in the Middle East over the last several years. One of the key reasons for such a success is the ability to maintain good relations with countries that conflict with each other. However, the Middle East region has not become less explosive. Is it possible to create any stable order the region in the conditions of existing contradictions between regional and external players?

Moderator: Maria KHODYNSKAYA-GOLENISHCHEVA, Senior Advisor to the Foreign Policy Planning Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, professor of the Department of Applied International Analysis 

Speakers:

  • Riad HADDAD, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Russian Federation
  • Maxim SUCHKOV, Senior Research Fellow at the MGIMO Laboratory for International Trends Analysis
  • Oktay TANRISEVER, Professor at the Middle East Technical University (Turkey)
  • Georgy MACHITIDZE, Analyst at the MGIMO Institute for International Studies

Session of the 4th Moscow Conference on Political Risks and Forecasting “International Uncertainty 2020”.

The conference was organized by the Laboratory of International Trends Analysis, MGIMO University, within the framework of the research project, “Transformation of International System and the Next Innovation Wave”, which is supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation in accordance with the contract №14.641.31.0002 of April 26, 2018 on the allocation of a grant from the Government of the Russian Federation.

Moscow, December 19, 2019
 

International Uncertainty 2020. The international dimension of American domestic politics International Uncertainty 2020. The international dimension of American domestic politics
19 December 2019

International Uncertainty 2020. The international dimension of American domestic politics

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The USA remains the strongest and most influential country in the world. Despite all the differences, the American political elite is united in their desire to preserve and strengthen the US power. How will the internal political struggle, especially during the 2020 election campaign, affect US relations with its allies, their involvement in conflicts and their strategic course?

Moderator: Maxim SUCHKOV, Senior Research Fellow at the MGIMO Laboratory for International Trends Analysis

Speakers:

  • Deborah LARSON, Professor at the University of California
  • Xin ZHANG, Assistant Professor at the East China Normal University
  • Igor DENISOV, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for East Asian and Shanghai Cooperation Studies of the MGIMO Institute for International Studies
  • William WOHLFORTH, Professor at the Dartmouth College
  • Kirill PETROV, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Political Elite Studies of the MGIMO Institute for International Studies
  • Anna KIREEVA, Research Fellow at the MGIMO Centre for Integrated Sinology and Regional Studies

Session of the 4th Moscow Conference on Political Risks and Forecasting “International Uncertainty 2020”.

The conference was organized by the Laboratory of International Trends Analysis, MGIMO University, within the framework of the research project, “Transformation of International System and the Next Innovation Wave”, which is supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation in accordance with the contract №14.641.31.0002 of April 26, 2018 on the allocation of a grant from the Government of the Russian Federation.

Moscow, December 19, 2019

International Uncertainty 2020. New Eurasia on the way to consolidation
19 December 2019

International Uncertainty 2020. New Eurasia on the way to consolidation

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The post-Soviet space is divided into a conflict zone and a development zone. Amid cooperation between post-Soviet countries and the EU having reached its potential limit, integration within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union continues to deepen. Will it be possible to reduce the destructive potential of existing conflicts and contradictions in the coming years? To what extent is “integration of integrations” feasible?

Moderator: Sergey MARKEDONOV, Leading Research Fellow at the Euro-Atlantic Security Centre of the MGIMO Institute for International Studies

Speakers:

  • Marat SHIBUTOV, Member of the National Council of Public Confidence under the President (Kazakhstan)
  • Yevgeny PREIGERMAN, Director of the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations
  • Nikolay SILAEV, Leading Research Fellow at the Centre for Problems of the Caucasus and Regional Security of the MGIMO Institute for International Studies, Senior Research Fellow at the MGIMO Laboratory for International Trends Analysis
  • Ulugbek KHASANOV, Professor at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Evgeny MINCHENKO, Director of the Centre for Political Elite Studies of the MGIMO Institute for International Studies
  • Alexander ISKANDARYAN, Director of the Caucasus Institute in Yerevan
  • Andrey YERMOLAEV, Head of the “SOFIA” Strategic Group, philosopher (Ukraine)

Session of the 4th Moscow Conference on Political Risks and Forecasting “International Uncertainty 2020”.

The conference was organized by the Laboratory of International Trends Analysis, MGIMO University, within the framework of the research project, “Transformation of International System and the Next Innovation Wave”, which is supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation in accordance with the contract №14.641.31.0002 of April 26, 2018 on the allocation of a grant from the Government of the Russian Federation.

Moscow, December 19, 2019

International Uncertainty 2020. Opening ceremony. Session: The Great Eurasian Partnership International Uncertainty 2020. Opening ceremony. Session: The Great Eurasian Partnership
19 December 2019

International Uncertainty 2020. Opening ceremony. Session: The Great Eurasian Partnership

Opening ceremony of the 4th Moscow Conference on Political Risks and Forecasting “International Uncertainty 2020”
MGIMO Gorchakov Lyceum
13 March 2019

MGIMO Gorchakov Lyceum

Welcome Session and Session 1: Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Welcome Session and Session 1: Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
24 May 2018

Welcome Session and Session 1: Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

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Second MGIMO-Fletcher Conference on Russian-American Relations 
24th May, 2018. Moscow, MGIMO University
Welcome Session:
Moderator: Andrey BAYKOV, Vice-President for Graduate and International Programs, MGIMO University
Georgy BORISENKO – Director, Department of North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation
Steven BLOCK – Academic Dean, Professor of International Economics, Director of the Program on International Development, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Thomas M. LEARY – Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Embassy of the United States, Moscow
Session 1: Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
How do Russia and the United States assess threats to the nonproliferation regime? To what extent do their assessments overlap or diverge? How much does the development of the North Korean nuclear program increase the threat of proliferation? What is the outlook for the Iran nuclear deal and prospects for its revision? How will the U.S. and Russian nuclear modernization plans affect the nonproliferation regime?
Moderator: Dmitriy STRELTSOV, Chair, Department for Oriental Studies, MGIMO University
Evgeny BUZHINSKIY – Chairman of the Executive Board, PIR Center, Lieutenant-General (Ret.)
Diana CHIGAS – Professor of Practice of International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Alexander NIKITIN – Professor, Department of Political Theory, MGIMO University

Session 2: Counterterrorism and Non-State Threats Session 2: Counterterrorism and Non-State Threats
24 May 2018

Session 2: Counterterrorism and Non-State Threats

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Second MGIMO-Fletcher Conference on Russian-American Relations 
24th May, 2018. Moscow, MGIMO University
How similar are Russian and U.S. approaches to combating terrorism? Does ISIS still pose a significant threat to international security? How strong are the military deconfliction arrangements between Russia and the United States against the backdrop of increased tensions around Syria? What are the two sides’ approaches to Afghanistan? Can radical Jihadism rise in other regions in the foreseeable future?
Moderator: Mikhail TROITSKIY, Dean, School of Government and International Affairs, MGIMO University
Irina ZVYAGELSKAYA – Professor, Chief Research Fellow, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Monica TOFT – Professor of International Politics, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Ivan SAFRANCHUK – Associate Professor, Department of World Politics, MGIMO University; Member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy