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


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)”.

Besides, the Organizing Committee of the XI RISA Convention continues to receive the applications for the scientific contest among young researchers (more about the contest). By now the Organizing Committee has already received over 30 applications in four nominations: “Best Monographic Paper”, “Best Collective Research”, “Best Scientific Article by a Young Researcher”, and a special nomination “The Great Russian Revolution and international studies: lessons of the past and current research problems”. The deadline for submitting your applications is September, 1.

XI RISA Convention welcomes anyone interested – as a participant as well as listener. To take part in the Convention please fill in the registration form and pay the fee (payment form). To present a report please submit your abstract and the text of your report to the moderator of the section you would like to participate (requirements to the texts of reports / articles) until September, 4.

Important dates of the 11th RISA Convention:
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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