“School for FAN”: Power Point Night event on the theme “Prevent the conflict of the past”
At the end of the block within the framework of special project of the International Cooperation Department, IPACS RANEPA, “School for Foreign Affairs”, the participants were given opportunity to transform into real diplomats and develop projects on the topic “Prevent the conflict of the past”.
The guys told the background of the emergence of confrontations between countries. The participants managed to analyze certain events from the past and build their own assumptions about the development of conflicts if they were in the place of state managers.
Students on conflicts avoidance:
Elina Bukhurova, 1st year student in the program “Management of International Projects and Programs“, and Anastasia Gagina, 1st year student in the program “Analytics and Consulting in International Relations“, in their presentation “The Conflict over Damansky Island” considered the clash of interests of two countries – the USSR and Northern Korea.
“We, as future diplomats, must be able to negotiate and prevent military conflicts,” the participants of “School for FAN” noted at the end of their speech.
Nika Alekseeva, a 1st year student in the program “Politics and Law”, and Yegor Medin, a 1st year student in the program “Politics and Law”, told us about the genocide in Rwanda. Speakers said that for an African country it was a terrible page in history, and Rwanda still does not recognize the self-proclaimed state.
“Genocide is a terrible crime against humanity, we need international agreements that will keep the rights and freedoms of people safe,” Nika and Yegor noted.
Tatyana Usakova, a 2nd year student in the program “Sports Journalism”, presented the topic “Iran-Iraq War”. She spoke about the fact that the war was for natural resources, and the unleashed conflict led to the use of chemical weapons by Iraqi forces.
“It is important to learn how to regulate issues, to be able to find compromises so that there are no victims,” Tatyana emphasized.
Also, other members of the special project “Schools for Foreign Affairs” presented their reports. They spoke on topics such as “The Falklands War” and “The Military Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh”.
This meeting helped to form the students’s opinion that conflicts can and should be resolved through negotiations and international treaties. At the end of the practical meeting, the Head of the International Cooperation Department, Karolina Sikirinskaya, awarded the guys who prepared the best performance with prizes, branded products of the Department.