ASEAN–Russia Forum on Education Starts at MGIMO

On October 21st the ASEAN–Russia Forum on Education started at MGIMO. The Forum is being held within the framework of the 12th Russian International Studies Association (RISA) Convention with more than 60 ASEAN officials from the ministries and educational institutions taking part in the event.

The first plenary session was opened with a statement by MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov. Among the participants of the opening ceremony were Robert Matheus Michael Tene, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN, Pavel Zenkovich, First Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation, Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Leonor Briones, Secretary of Department of Education of the Republic of the Philippines. The session was moderated by Viktor Sumsky, Director of MGIMO ASEAN Centre.

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ASEAN Academic Days. International Experience of Southeast Asia Studies

October 8th in the framework of the course of public lectures “ASEAN Academic Days at MGIMO” Dr. Anthony Milner delivered a lecture devoted to “What is Special about Southeast Asian Studies in Australia?” The course is designed and carried out by the ASEAN Centre.

Dr. Anthony Milner is a prominent historian whose research has been focused on history and political culture of Southeast Asia, and especially Malaysia. He serves as a professor at the Australian National University as well as a visiting professor at the University of Malay.

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ASEAN Academic Days at MGIMO

October 7th, ASEAN Academic Days, a new open course, started at MGIMO. A unique project is designed and carried out by the ASEAN Centre.

The fist lecture was given by Dr. Alan T.Ortiz, prominent expert from the Philippines, who served at public and business institutions, including San Miguel Corporation. He has a great experience in the sphere of international relations (Philippine Council for Foreign Affairs). Rector Anatoly Torkunov welcomed guest before the lecture.

The first lecture was opened by MGIMO’s Vice-Rector Artem Malgin who introduced the guest and presented to the students and professors the program of the ASEAN Academic Days. Dr. Alan Ortiz spoke about the global regime change and its impact on the Asia-Pacific as seen by the Philippines. The speaker also mentioned the ASEAN’s role in the region and the positions of the ASEAN-members regarding the Chinese rise and its Belt and Road Initiative.

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ASEAN Academic Days, October 7-23, MGIMO University

Dear friends! The MGIMO University and the ASEAN Centre invites students and experts, officials and entrepreneurs, all those who are genuinely interested in Southeast Asian Studies and research on Russia-ASEAN relations to the ASEAN Academic Days at MGIMO University, October 7-23.

This event will bring together a group of prominent lecturers to present their views on the current dynamics and trends in political and economic development of Southeast Asia as a whole and of the individual ASEAN member-states. The objectives and prospects of the ASEAN-Russia strategic partnership will be discussed too.

The series of open lectures will take place at the New Building. The most active attendances will receive commemorative certificates for the participation in the ASEAN Academic Days.

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President of the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte Conferred MGIMO Honorary Doctorate

On October 5th the University hosted a solemn ceremony of granting President of the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte an Honorary Doctorate degree. The President met with the University administration and Russian MFA officials, gave a lecture to students and professors, visited the exhibition of Russian artists entitled "To the Islands of Sampaguita".

Among the Russian officials present during the meeting were Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, Vice-Rector Artem Malgin, Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev, Director of the Third Asian Department at Russian MFA Nikolay Nozdrev, Director of MGIMO ASEAN Centre Viktor Sumsky. The solemn ceremony also gathered such honorable guests as Ambassador of the Philippines to Russia Carlos Sorreta, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Russia Thanatip Upatising, Ambassador of Malaysia to Russia Datuk Mat Dris Haji Yaacob, Ambassador of Brunei to Russia Haini Hashim, Ambassador of Myanmar to Russia Ko Ko Shein.

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