From October 21 to 22, 2019, the XII Convention of the Russian Association for International Studies (RAIS) was held at MGIMO. This year the convention was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the university.
Over 1500 participants from Russia and foreign countries gathered for the holiday. The delegation of the Russian New University included employees, teachers, and students of RosNOU studying in the field of “Advertising and Public Relations”.
The plenary session was addressed by the Chairman of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Maria Espinosa, the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, the Rector of MGIMO Anatoly Torkunov, representatives of Russian and other international organizations.
Within the framework of the Convention, over 70 sessions were held, at which scientists and researchers from different universities spoke. The staff of the Russian New University also delivered speeches on this day: Olga Sotova, Persian language teacher, candidate of philological sciences (report “Dynamics of the Energy Sector in Iran in the Context of Global Economic Sanctions”) and senior lecturer at the Department of Advertising and Public Relations Sergey Reshetnikov (report “Metaphor as an Instrument of Intercultural Communication ”).
The Head of the International Affairs and Academic Mobility Directorate of RosNOU George Gabrielian spoke about the participation of our university in the preparation of the XII RAIS Convention:
“The Russian New University provided practical assistance in organizing the XII RAIS Convention and the anniversary of MGIMO. We held a series of meetings with representatives of the embassies of India, Iran and the People's Republic of China. The MGIMO Convention and Anniversary gave a new impetus to activity to those already established business relations that RosNOU traditionally maintains with its foreign partners.”