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

 

XII RISA Convention

On 21-22 October, 2019 MGIMO-University will host the 12th Russian International Studies Association Convention (RISA) “The World of the Regions vs. the Regions of the World”. The event is supported by MGIMO Alumni Association, Endowment Fund and the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.

The basic program includes the work of sections devoted to the topic of the Convention.

Those who would like to organize or moderate a conference in the framework of the 12th 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 — 30 July.

Those who take part in the 12th RISA Convention as speakers are expected to submit to the moderator the abstract and the whole text of reports or articles. Please mind that the report or article must be organized according to the requirements prior to the day of the Convention (more information in Publications).

The collection of texts in the aftermath of the 12th RISA Convention will be published by the start of the 13th RISA Convention.

In the framework of the 12th RISA Convention a scientific contest among young researchers is to be held in three nominations: “Best Monographic Paper”, “Best Collective Research”, “Best Scientific Article by a Young Researcher”.

You can submit your applications from 10 July to 10 September. The awarding ceremony will take place in the days of the 12th RISA Convention.

Participation in the 12th RISA Convention requires registration and payment.

The Organizing Committee offers two participation packages:

Package 1 (fee – 1700 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 – 850 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 850 rubles.

Important dates of the 12th RISA Convention:
1 July — start of registration on the RISA website;
15 July — publication of the sections list on the RISA website;
30 September — deadline for online registration (obligatory for all participants);
5 October — deadline for the abstracts of reports and articles;
15 October — deadline for the texts of reports and articles;
21-22 October — 12th RISA Convention.


To pay for participation you should:

  1. Follow the link;
  2. Fill in all the fields;
  3. In the “Payment purpose” select “Donation”;
  4. In the “Donation type” choose “XII Конвент РАМИ” or “XII Конвент РАМИ для участников из МГИМО”;
  5. Indicate the amount: 1700 or 850 rubles;
  6. Choose a payment method.

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