Category: DISSERTATION COUNCILS (POLICY)

May 29, 2019 meeting of the Academic Council

AGENDA:

  1. Scientific report “70 years of NATO: the main results and prospects of US interaction with European allies.”
    Speaker: P.E. Smirnov
  2. About the work of ISCRAN in the II half of 2019
    Speaker: Dr.Sc. Garbuzov V.N.
  3. On the nomination of Doctor of History Valery N. Garbuzov as Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the Department of Global Problems and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the specialty ‘International Relations’.
    Speaker: Academician Rogov S.M.
  4. On the nomination of Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor Viktor Borisovich Supyan as Corresponding Member of the RAS in the Department of Global Problems and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the specialty ‘Global Problems’.
    Speaker: Academician Rogov S.M.
  5. On approval of the publication of the collection of materials of the youth round table ‘USA in 2018’, edited by k.polit.n. Evseenko A.S.
    Speaker: D.Polit.n. Samuilov S.M.
  6. On the approval of the topic of the dissertation of a graduate student of ISCRAN Borovkova Marina Igorevna ‘Approaches of Russia and the United States to the Syrian Conflict: 2011-2019.’ for the degree of candidate of political sciences.
    Scientific adviser: d.polit.n. Shumilin A.I.
  7. On approval of the theme of the dissertation of the junior researcher of ISCRAN Chudinova Xenia Olegovna “Trade and economic relations of the USA and Japan in the first two decades of the XXI century” for the degree of candidate of economic sciences.
    Scientific adviser: Ph.D. Vasiliev V.S.
  8. On approval of the decision of the commission on the admission of graduate students of the 3rd year of study to the state final attestation and graduate students of the 2nd year of study to the candidate exam in the specialty.
    Speaker: Ph.D. Sharikova G.V.
  9. On approval of general educational programs for the training of highly qualified personnel in postgraduate studies at ISCRAN in areas 41.06.01 (Political Science and Regional Studies) and 38.06.01 (Economics) for the 2019-2020 academic year.
    Speaker: Ph.D. Sharikova G.V.
  10. On approval of working curricula for the preparation of graduate students of ISCRAN in areas 41.06.01 (Political science and regional studies) and 38.06.01 (Economics) for the 2019-2020 academic year.
    Speaker: Ph.D. Sharikova G.V.

ISCRAN IS THE LEADER OF WORLD RATINGS

ISCRAN continues to hold a leading position in research in the field of defense and national security. In February 2019, the annual (twelfth) edition of the report ‘Global think tank index’ 2018 ‘(eng. -‘ 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report ‘), published by the University of Pennsylvania (USA) since 2007, was released.
The report provides a rating of the “think tanks” of the world, compiled from a survey of scientists representing more than 7,500 scientific organizations, as well as government officials and journalists.
According to the report of the ‘Global think tank index’ 2018 ‘, ISCRAN takes:
2nd place among Russian think tanks and 41 places in the ranking of the best world think tanks involved in defense and national security issues;
4th place among Russian think tanks and 134th place in the ranking of the best world think tanks involved in foreign policy and international relations research;
5th place among Russian think tanks and 26th place in the ranking of the best think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe;
29th place in the ranking of the best regional think tanks (with freely defined status).

The full text of the report ‘Global think tank index’ 2018 ‘is available for download at: https://repository.upenn.edu/think_tanks/16/.

Director of ISKRAN V.N. Garbuzov spoke at the expert discussion ‘International Security in the Conditions of Nuclear Uncertainty’ …

February 5, 2019 ISCRAN Director V.N. Garbuzov spoke at the expert discussion ‘International Security in the Conditions of Nuclear Uncertainty’ of the Valdai International Discussion Club.

Discussion materials are available at: http://en.valdaiclub.com/events/own/yadernaya-neopredelyennost/.

November 12 – 19, 2018, Washington (USA): Conferences within the framework of the project ‘Russian-American arms control in modern conditions’

From November 12 to 19, 2018, as part of the implementation of the ISCRAN project ‘Russian-American Arms Control in Modern Conditions’ with the support of Transneft PJSC, a delegation of the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, consisting of the Director of Doctor of History Garbuzova V.N., scientific director of the military-political direction, candidate of technical sciences, retired Major General P.S. Zolotarev, leading researcher in the Department of military-political research, former chief of the Strategic Missile Forces General Staff, candidate of military. retired Colonel-General Esin V.I., Senior Researcher at the Department of Military-Political Studies of the former Chief Military Representative of the Russian Federation to NATO, Vice Admiral Retired Kuznetsov V.S., Leading Researcher at the Department of Political-Military Studies Political Science Sharikova P.A., Researcher, Department of Military-Political Studies A. Stepanova, Researcher, Department of Military-Political Studies, Ph.D. Anichkina T.B. under the supervision of ISCRAN, scientific leader, head of the international security section of the scientific council under the Security Council of the Russian Federation, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Rogova S.M. took part in 4 international seminars and meetings in Washington (USA), devoted to the problems and prospects of Russian-American relations, issues of strategic stability and the prevention of dangerous incidents, the prospects for maintaining the INF Treaty and extending the START-3 Treaty.

On the American side, the events were attended by major experts on arms control and international security issues, including former US Presidential Administration and US Department of State officials, as well as US Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control Anita Friedt.

On November 13, 2018, a joint seminar of the Center for International Studies and Security Studies at the University of Maryland (CISSM) and ISCRAN, “Current and emerging challenges to strategic stability and Russian-American relations,” was held. From the American side, reports were made by Congressional Research Fellow Amy Wolfe, former Deputy Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, B. Obama Administration Steve Fetter, CISSM Research Fellow Jaganat Sankaran, CISSM Senior Fellow, former Director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research Teresa Hitchens, CISSM Senior Researcher Charles Harry and CISSM Director Nancy Gallager.

CISSM Workshop – ISCRAN:

On November 14, members of the ISCRAN delegation met with Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, as well as members of Congressional staff to discuss prospects for a Russian-American nuclear arms control regime. Within the framework of the meetings, they discussed the prospects for the development of Russian-American relations, in particular, the results of midterm elections in the United States and their possible impact on bilateral relations, raised issues of strategic stability and factors that have a decisive influence on it at present.

On November 15, a joint seminar of ISCRAN and the Nuclear Threat Initiative Initiative (NTI) Fund was held on the topic of Nuclear Weapons in the Information Age. The future of the INF Treaty and START-3. On the American side, it was attended by former Georgia Democratic Senator Samuel Nunn, former US Secretary of Energy Ernest Monitz, NTI honorary president, former US Deputy Secretary of Energy Charles Curtis, former employee of the Presidential and US Department of State Lynn Rastan, NTI Vice President for Science and Technology Paige Stoutland, NTI Nuclear Material Risk Reduction Program Officer Leon Ratz, NTI Vice President Global Biological Policy Elizabeth Cameron, Art. Senior Director of the Nuclear Material Risk Reduction Program Samantha Pitts-Kiefer, former US Representative to the United Nations Office at Vienna and the IAEA, Laura Holgate, former US President National Security Council Steve Andreasen.

NTI-ISCRAN Workshop:

A seminar on strategic stability was held on November 16, 2018, organized with the participation of ISCRAN and the US National Academy of Sciences. From the American side, reports were made by Chairman of the Committee on International Security and Arms Control Raymond Gianlo, former US Under Secretary of Defense for Space Policy Douglas Loverro, former commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command Center, Major General Robert Latiff.

Seminar of the US National Academy of Sciences and ISCRAN:

On November 16, 2018, a joint seminar ‘The Future of the Russian-American Arms Control Regime’ was held under the auspices of the Arms Control Association and ISCRAN.

Arms Control Association and ISCRAN Workshop:

From the American side, the event was attended by the Director of the Nuclear Crisis Prevention Group, the former Senior Director for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation of the US National Security Council under the President of the United States, John Wulfstahl, James Acton, Co-Director of the Carnegie Endowment for the Nuclear Policy Study Program, and the Center’s Senior Director for Politics Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Alexandra Bell, co-founder of the Global Zero movement Bruce Blair, former adviser to the Office of Science and Technology US Presidential Policy Matthew Bunn, former United States Ambassador to Germany and negotiator of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty Richard Burt, former Under Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation Thomas Countryman, President of the New American Security Center Richard Fontaine, Director of the Center International Studies and Security Studies at the University of Maryland Nancy Gallagher, former head of the US delegation to the negotiations x START and former US Ambassador James Goodby, Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Sciences Rita Gunter, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Studies Center for the New American Security Center Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association, Daryl Kimball, Director Federation of American Scientists Nuclear Security Project Hans Christensen, Major General Robert Latiff, CNA Research Fellow Vincent Manzo, Former Assistant US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Defense Policy Brian McKeon, former Under Secretary of Defense for Politics Jim Miller, Director of the Disarmament and Threat Reduction Arms Control Association Kingston Reef, Researcher at the Atomic Energy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Relations School of Management. J. F. Kennedy, Harvard University Nicholas Roth, Global Zero Research Fellow Jessica Slate, Arms Control Association Research Associate Sherwin Teyran, Brookings Institution Center for US and European Studies Maggie Tennis, Carnegie Praney Foundation Nuclear Policy Program Research Fellow Waddy, former US ambassador to Russia and former NATO deputy secretary general Alexander Vershbow, Andrew Weiss, vice president of research at the Carnegie Endowment.

On November 17, 2018, the members of the ISCRAN delegation met with the President of the Potomac Foundation Philip Carber to discuss prospects for the development of Russian-American relations, US foreign policy, and arms control.

On November 18, 2018, ISKRAN employees took part in a working dinner with the participation of the Russian ambassador to the United States A.I. Antonova.

The project was implemented with the support of Transneft.

You can learn more about the activities of Transneft PJSC by clicking on the link https://www.transneft.ru/about/.

Changes in the composition of the Dissertation Council Д002.244.03

According to the order of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia No. 240 / nk: a) the composition of the dissertation council D 002.244.03 includes: Filippenko Alexandra Alexandrovna, Ph.D. Popov Nikolai Petrovich, Doctor of Historical Sciences, 23.00.04 (political science); b) Valery Nikolayevich Garbuzov, member of the dissertation council, is assigned the duties of the vice-chairman of the dissertation council; c) to consider Valeriy Nikolayevich Garbuzov, Deputy Chairman of the Dissertation Council, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, representing the scientific specialty 23.00.04 (political science) in the Council; d) Kremenyuk V.A., Hegelashvili N.A., Karpovich O.G. are excluded from the dissertation council.

2018.02.06 Meeting of the Dissertation Council D002.244.03

On February 6, 2018 (Tuesday) at 12.00 in the conference hall of the Institute of USA and Canada RAS (Khlebniy per., 2/3, www.iskran.ru) the meeting of the Dissertation Council D 002.244.03 on the defense of the thesis of Dmitriy Pavlovich NOVIKOV took place The Role of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in US Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region, presented to the Defense for the PhD degree in Political Science, specialty 23.00.04 – Political Problems of International Relations, Global and Regional Development.

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Meeting of the Dissertation Council D002.244.03 October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017 (Friday) at 12.00 in the conference hall of the Institute of USA and Canada RAS (Khlebny per., 2/3, www.iskran.ru) took place the meeting of Dissertational Council D 002.244.03 on the protection of the theses of Sergey Vladimirovich MIKHNEVICH theme “Approaches of the PRC and the US to the development of security architecture in the APR” corresponding to the profile of the Dissertation Council D002.244.03 on specialty 23.00.04 – “Political problems of international relations, global and regional development”. Read more