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

  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

  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


X RISA Convention – Coming soon

Seven weeks are left before the X jubilee Convention of the Russian International Studies Association (RISA) “25 years of Russia's foreign policy” that will take place on December, 8-9, 2016 with the support of the MGIMO Endowment Foundation.

Now the list of sections and the working agenda of the X RISA Convention are on the final stage of formation. By this moment the agenda includes 2 plenary sessions and 52 sections and round tables (the list of sections is constantly updated) and the exhibition of book and journal novelties in the sphere of international relations, published by Russian publishing houses and think tanks. Besides, within the framework of the X RISA Convention two partner events will be held: international conference “Russia and Poland in new environment: are there opportunities for cooperation?” and a conference dedicated to closing of the year of the 20th anniversary of ASEAN – Russia Dialogue partnership.

The Organizing committee of the X RISA Convention kindly reminds that everyone interested is welcome to participate as speakers or listeners. Participation in the X RISA Convention requires registration and payment. The speakers are also expected to submit the abstracts of their reports (requirements) to moderators of corresponding sections (moderator's contacts are available here).

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 10th RISA Convention:
20th November – deadline for the abstracts
28th November – publication of the list of participants and the abstracts at the RISA website
5th December – deadline for on-line registration and payment (obligatory for all participants)
8-9th December – the 10th RISA Convention days
15th January – deadline for texts of reports


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