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


XI RISA Convention: important information

XI RISA Convention

Date of event
September, 28-29, 2017

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

How to get to the University:
MGIMO-University on the map.
From metro station “Prospect Vernadskogo”:
Exit at the first car “out of the city center”; bus 616, 715, 788, 793, 810 and 830 (except expresses with red numbers) to the bus station “MGIMO”; OR trolleybus 34, bus 224 to the bus station “Ulitsa Lobachevskogo”, then 300 meters on foot.
From metro station “Yugo-Zapadnaya”:
Exit at the last car “out of the city center”; bus 519, 688/688к or 785 to the bus station “MGIMO”.

How to pay the fee:
You can pay the fee by credit transfer on the RISA website (payment form).

Hotel “Salut” (located at Leninsky prospect, 158, within walking distance to MGIMO-University) offers a special tariff to the participants of the XI RISA Convention.
To book rooms at special price You have to send a letter to an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. which includes promoword «RISA»
BOOKING DEPARTMENT CONTACTS: (+7495)234-92-52 (from 9 a.m to 9 p.m)

Or using link on the website the Hotel Salut
1) Enter your check-in and check-out dates
2) Choose the option «I have a promotional code» and enter promoword RISA
3) Push the button «Check availability»

Visa support

If you need visa support, please send us the following information:

1. Surname
2. Name
3. Place of birth
4. The organization you represent
5. Position held
6. Address of the organization you represent
7. Contact information (telephone number)
8. The city where you will apply for visa
9. Dates of your arrival and departure
10. Copy of your passport

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