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

 

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.

Dear participants, please mind that to take part in the XI RISA Convention you are expected to submit to the moderator not only the abstract but also the whole text of your report or article. Please mind that the report or article must be organized according to the requirements prior to the day of the Convention.

The collection of texts in the aftermath of the XI RISA Convention will be published by the start of the following Convention.

For the second time in the framework of the XI RISA Convention a scientific contest among young researchers will be held 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”. 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.

Participation in the X RISA Convention requires registration and payment. The Organizing Committee offers two participation packages:

Package 1 (fee – 1600 rubles)

  1. Badge of participant
  2. Bag of participant
  3. Publication in the collection of conference papers
  4. Meals (coffee-breaks, lunch, reception) during two days of the Convention

Package 2 – for MGIMO staff only (fee – 800 rubles)

  1. Badge of participant
  2. Bag of participant
  3. Publication in the collection of conference papers

* Meals are not included, but there is an opportunity to order them for the fee of 800 rubles.

Important dates of the 11th RISA Convention:

1 June – opening of registration on the RISA website
1 July – start of the formation of the list of sections on the RISA website
4 September – deadline for the abstracts and texts of reports and articles 
15 September– publication of the list of participants and reports on the RISA website
24 September – deadline for online registration on the RISA website (obligatory for all participants)
28-29 September – XI RISA Convention


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