New Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies

February 16, 2016

Dual-Degree Nonproliferation

Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow,

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) has launched a new dual-degree program with Russian University, MGIMO (the Moscow State Institute of International Relations), focused on nonproliferation studies. Under the initiative, students will enroll in the MA program in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at MIIS and in the MA program in International Affairs at MGIMO.

The program will be supported by experts from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at MIIS and the Moscow-based PIR Center. Under this four-semester program, students will spend the first semester in Moscow, the next two semesters in Monterey, and will do an internship and complete a thesis in the final semester. The two schools are working to set up an application procedure that will enable the first cohort to begin the dual-degree program in fall 2016.

CNS Director William Potter applauded the launching of the new program, noting that this is the first dual degree program that the premier Russian university in international affairs has undertaken with a US partner. Dr. Potter expressed confidence that students would find the degree to be a stepping stone to professional careers in the nonproliferation field.

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