18 May 2015

MGIMO Welcomes the Independent High Level Panel on UN Operations for Peace

May 15th, MGIMO hosted the Independent High Level Panel on UN operations for peace led by its head Jose Ramos-Horta, Timor Leste’s former president and head of the United Nations peace building offices in Guinea-Bissau.

The visiting delegation also included Rima Salah, former Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN mission in the Central African Republic and Chad, Ameerah Haq UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Major General Floriano Peixoto Vieira Neto, Wang Xuexian a representative the Executive Board of the United Nations Association in China, and the Russian diplomat Alexander Ilitchev.

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12 May 2015

MGIMO Kicks Off Middle East Week

May 12th, the opening ceremony of the Middle East week unfolded at MGIMO. The event brought together leading experts in Oriental Studies.

In his welcome remarks, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov noted that the Middle East week was the first in a series of events dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the Lazarev Institute of Oriental Languages. As the Rector observed, no one can be indifferent to the problems of this region which is undergoing significant transformations. Russia needs to maintain a balanced but proactive approach towards the Middle East, acting as a mediator in the settlement of regional conflicts.

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08 May 2015

Chinese Diplomats Complete Training at MGIMO

In April, this year’s intake of Chinese diplomats and translators successfully concluded their training at MGIMO. The University has been offering tailored courses to young Chinese professionals who upon their completion pursue their career in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This yearly program operates in the framework of the protocol on cooperation in the area of training translators and diplomats from the foreign ministries of Russia and of China.

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08 May 2015

MGIMO Hosts Symposium of Indonesian Students

May 6th, the Union of Indonesian students studying abroad held a conference at MGIMO dedicated to the upcoming creation of the ASEAN Community. The event was organized by the Indonesian Embassy in Russia and MGIMO’s ASEAN Centre.

Hundreds of Indonesian Students from all over Russia, Europe and America gathered at MGIMO alongside MGIMO and Lomonosov Moscow State University Students studying Indonesian.

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07 May 2015

MGIMO Hosts International Round Table on Academic Publishing

May 7th, “International Trends” a top-ranking peer-reviewed journal on IR theory and MGIMO Department of Applied International Research put together a round table to discuss the methodology and practical aspects of academic publishing in Russia and abroad.

The meeting was moderated by the Department Chair, Professor Tatiana Shakleina and Dr Andrey Baykov from MGIMO School of Political Affairs, the latter – in the capacity of editor of "International Trends". The event involved representatives of renowned Russian scholarly publications, Russian researchers who have been publishing extensively in international journals, as well as graduate students and faculty members.

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