Russian International
Studies Association

The 12th RISA Convention

MGIMO-University will host the 12th Russian International Studies Association (RISA) Convention “The World of the Regions vs. the Regions of the World” 21-22 October, 2019.

The 12th RISA Convention Programme (PDF)

The Programme of the Convention will include ASEAN — Russia Forum on Education; the Conference of the French-Russian Trianon Dialogue and the Association of the Leading Universities entitled «Academic Diplomacy. The Role of Leading Russian Universities»; a plenary session «World of Regions VS Regions of the World»; a plenary session «Diplomacy: Experience and Heritage of the Era» devoted to great Russian diplomats such as Anatoly Dobrynin, Oleg Troyanovsky, Yuri Vorontsov, Evgeni Primakov; a special session of MIKTA and others.

The Convention is held with the support of MGIMO Endowment, MGIMO Alumni Association, PAO Severstal, the Center for Russian-Polish Dialogue and Understanding, the Russian-French Civil Society Forum Trianon Dialogue, the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.

Plenary session “The World of the Regions vs. the Regions of the World”
21 October, 2019
MGIMO, Conference Hall
11:00-12:45

  1. Anatoly Torkunov, Rector, MGIMO-University, Academician of the RAS
  2. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, the Kingdom of Cambodia
  3. María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 73rd session
  4. Alexandre Yakovenko, Rector, the Diplomatic Academy of MFA of the Russian Federation
  5. Andrei Melville, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Higher School of Economics
  6. Caroline Janvier, Chairperson of the French-Russian Friendship Group at the French National Assembly

Plenary session “Diplomacy: Experience and Legacy”
21 October, 2019
MGIMO, Conference Hall
14:00-16:00

  1. Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Russian Federation
  2. Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
  3. Anatoly Torkunov, Rector, MGIMO-University, Academician of the RAS
  4. Suzanne Massie, Special Advisor to the USA President (1984-1988)
  5. Alexey Gromyko,  Director of the Institute of Europe, corresponding member, RAS
  6. Sergey Krylov, Professor, MGIMO-University, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
  7. Alexander Panov, Head of the Department of Diplomacy, MGIMO-University, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiar
  8. Alexander Bessmertnykh, President of the MGIMO Alumni Association, President of the International Foreign Policy Association, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
  9. Constantine Mosel,  Professor of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

 

News

Scientific contest among young IR researchers

Traditionally, in the framework of the XII RISA Convention a scientific contest among young researchers of international studies is to be held in three nominations: “Best Monographic Paper”, “Best Collective Research”, and “Best Scientific Article of a Young Researcher”.

All papers submitted for the contest must be published in 2018 or later.

You can submit your applications from 10 July to 10 September. The awarding ceremony is to be held in the days of the XII RISA Convention.

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XII RISA Convention

On 21-22 October, 2019 MGIMO-University will host the 12th Russian International Studies Association Convention (RISA) “The World of the Regions vs. the Regions of the World”. The event is supported by MGIMO Alumni Association, Endowment Fund and the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.

The basic program includes the work of sections devoted to the topic of the Convention.

Those who would like to organize or moderate a conference in the framework of the 12th 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 — 30 July.

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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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