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Sections of the XI RISA Convention

On 28-29 September, 2017 MGIMO-University will host the 11th Russian International Studies Association Convention (RISA) “Dialectics of the Empire: Revolution versus Continuity”. The event is supported by MGIMO Endowment Fund.

The Organizing Committee of the XI RISA Convention has finished the application processing and as a result has registered 53 sections and 4 round tables. The participants of the Convention are expected to discuss key milestones and trends of world development in the context of revolutions and transformations of the last century.

Several partner events will take place within the framework of the XI RISA Convention: international scientific conferences “The Russian Revolution of 1917 and its historical footprint”, “Poland and the Russian revolution”, “The First World War and Russian-Turkish relations in early XX century”, “Russia and ASEAN in the Asia-Pacific Region: dynamic of cooperation, regional processes and global context (devoted to the 50th anniversary of ASEAN)”.

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XI RISA Convention: important information

XI RISA Convention

Date of event
September, 28-29, 2017

Location
MGIMO-University (map); Address: prospect Vernadskogo, 76.

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XI RISA Convention

On 28-29 September MGIMO-University will host the 11th Russian International Studies Association Convention (RISA) “Dialectics of the Empire: Revolution versus Continuity”. The event is supported by MGIMO Endowment Fund.

The basic program includes the work of sections devoted to the topic of the Convention. Besides, according to the plan of events connected with the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917, in the framework of the XI RISA Convention MGIMO will host the international scientific conference “The Russian Revolution of 1917 and its role in the history of the XX century”. The Conference is co-organized by the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Historical Society).

Those who would like to organize or moderate a conference in the framework of the XI RISA Convention are welcome to submit the topic and expected participants list to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline is 31 July.

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Scientific contest among young researchers of international studies

In the framework of the XI RISA Convention a scientific contest among young researchers of international studies will be held for the second time in three nominations: “Best Monographic Paper”, “Best Collective Research”, “Best Scientific Article by a Young Researcher”. Besides, this year there will be a special nomination “The Great Russian Revolution and international studies: lessons of the past and current research problems”.

All papers submitted for the contest must be published in 2016 or later.

You can submit your applications from 15 June to 1 September. The awarding ceremony will take place in the days of the XI RISA Convention.

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Publications in the aftermath of the X RISA Convention

The Executive Board of the Russian International Studies Association (RISA) kindly reminds to the participants of the just held X RISA Convention that those who would like to have their reports published are expected to submit their texts to moderators of the sections.

Please mind the deadline is January, 15, 2017.

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X RISA Convention: wrap-up

December, 8-9 MGIMO hosted the X jubilee Convention of the Russian International Studies Association (RISA) devoted to “25 years of Russia's foreign policy”. The event took place with the support of the MGIMO Endowment Foundation and the MGIMO Alumni Association.

The X RISA Convention program encompassed a record number of events - 60 sections and round tables, 2 plenary sessions and 3 international conferences: “Israel and Russia: common and specific in viewpoints. Devoted to the 25th anniversary of Russian-Israeli relations”, “Russia and Poland in new environment: are there opportunities for cooperation?”, “ASEAN and Russia in Asia-Pacific region: dynamic of cooperation, regional processes and the global context (final results of the anniversary year of the ASEAN – Russia dialogue partnership)”. More than 1200 leading Russian and international experts representing more than 35 countries have participated in the X RISA Convention.

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Russia and Poland in new environment

The international Russian - Polish Conference “Russia and Poland in new environment: are there opportunities for cooperation?” has become an inalienable part of the X RISA Convention. Exemplified by the bilateral Russian-Polish relations a number of issues were discussed such as economic and political transition, foreign policy formation and the influence of European processes on bilateral ties. This conference has come to be a logical continuation of close contacts between MGIMO researches and their Polish colleagues, although slightly less intensive in recent crisis years.

The discussion of transformations in Russia and Eastern Europe was launched by the President of the Regional public organization «Center for Strategy», state secretary of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic / Russian Federation (1991 - 1992), professor Gennady Burbulis.

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Israel and Russia: common and specific in viewpoints

December, 8 MGIMO hosted the international conference “Israel and Russia: common and specific in viewpoints”, devoted to the 25th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations, within the framework of the X RISA Convention. This conference has become an incarnation of socio-economic achievements of the two countries as well as an attempt of comparison of their approaches to world politics and regional problems in the Middle East.

The Conference has brought together diplomats and experts who stood at the origins of modern Russian - Israeli relations. The day before the official start of the Conference an informal meeting of the representatives of academic and business circles of the two countries took place. The Ambassador Extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Israel in Russia Heifetz Zvi, the Rector of MGIMO Anatoly Torkunov, the President of the Russian Jewish Congress Yury Kanner, the Chairman of the Israeli-Russian Business council Temur Ben Yehuda (Khikhinashvili), Chairman of Board of directors of “Gazprom Automatization” and member of the Board of Trustees of MGIMO A. Yunaev, vice-president of the Rietumu bank and member of the MGIMO Alumni Association Council Peter Gladkov.

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