Visit of the Science Diplomacy Center Director at Tufts University Paul Berkman to MGIMO University

On December 6, Rector of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) Anatoly Torkunov welcomed the Science Diplomacy Center director at Tufts University, Paul Berkman. 

Professor Berkman spoke about the international experience of the Science Diplomacy implementation, as well as of the theoretical and practical aspects of this phenomenon as it is understood at Tufts University. 

The American professor emphasised the significance of his long-term collaboration with the Department of International Law at MGIMO, both in the research of the relevant political and legal issues and in the establishment of the joint educational programme for the students of MGIMO and Tufts University, in the video conference format, called “Arctic Law and Science Diplomacy”. This programme traditionally concludes with the students of the two universities negotiating an environmental declaration as part of their simulation of the Arctic Council. 

Head of the Department of International Law Professor Alexander Vylezhagin also took part in the discussion.

This piece was translated and republished from MGIMO website

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