IoBM – KCFR – RUSSIA : A TRIANGLE OF HARMONY

Vice-Rector, MGIMO speaks on

Current stage of International Relations and Information Policy

(In context of Russia-United States)

It was mutually discussed that issues of the region may best be resolved with mutual understanding through the Shanghai Corporation Organization (SCO). The core issue discovered at the discussion was to address terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Mr. Evgeny Michailovich Kozhokin, Vice Rector, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) visited the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) on Thursday, April 04, 2018. His visit was organized by Karachi Council on Foreign Relations (KCFR) in co-ordination with the Entrepreneurship and Management Excellence Center (EMEC), IoBM. He was accompanied by Mr. Ahsan Zubairi, Secretary General, KCFR and Mr. Andrey Fedorov, Senior Consul and Deputy Chief of Mission, Russian Consulate, Karachi. Mr. Talib Karim welcomed the guests and thanked KCFR in organizing this event.  Mr. Evgeny Michailovich Kozhokin delivered a speech to IoBM students, Deans, faculty and management at the EMEC on “Current stage of International Relations and Information Policy (In context of Russia-United States).” A brief documentary about MGIMO was shown highlighting many dimensions of academia at this Institute, which has produced global leaders and diplomats.

The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) is an academic institution run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, which is widely considered the most elite university in Russia. It was dubbed the “Harvard of Russia” by Henry Kissinger, because it educates so many of Russia’s political, economic, and intellectual elite. Currently, it has the lowest acceptance rate and the highest test scores of any university in the country. MGIMO is one of the leading Russian universities that offers numerous educational programs in 18 key fields of study, including: international relations, international economic relations, regional studies, international law, political science, public and business administration, journalism, public relations, commerce and transnational business. MGIMO is the only university in the world listed in the Guinness Book of Records – it is named the only educational establishment teaching 53 foreign languages full-time.

IoBM’s Mr. Najmuddin A. Shaikh, Head of Global and Regional Studies Center; Dr. Talat A. Wizarat, HoD, Center for Policy and Area Studies Department, and Dr. Shahida Wizarat, Dean CESD and HoD Economics Department generated a lively question and answer session with the distinguished guests. It was mutually discussed that issues of the region may best be resolved with mutual understanding through the Shanghai Corporation Organization (SCO). The core issue discovered, at the discussion, in this regard, was to address terrorism in all of its forms and manifestations. It was a tremendous learning experience for the EMEC packed-to-capacity IoBM students of International Relations for whom the experts opened new horizons both in  Current stage of International Relations and Information Policy (in context of Russia-United States) and more interestingly in learning opportunities through student exchange program with Russia.