The event was opened by RUDN Vice-Rector for continuing education A.Dolzhikova, who said that migration today influences political landscape of countries and continents. Miguel Villarroel, Vice-President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) noted the importance of RUDN students and staff’s readiness to help experts solve various problems in work with migrants.
Professor Aslan Abashidze, Head of RUDN Department of international law noted that we should stream forced migrants into categories to solve global security problems and improve the situation in a number of countries – Nepal, Somalia and Bangladesh. Young researchers from PUDN presented results of their work on interregional cooperation in Africa, Asia, problems of children-migrants etc.
Among key aims of the round table are efforts collaboration and exchange of experience. One of the outcomes was the invitation of associate professor A.Pokrovskaya to Italy to participate at the Forum on antibiotics and hospital infections.
Mr. Villarroel delivered a lecture «The activity of Red Cross and Red Crescent in the context of humanitarian challenges. Strategic approaches in migration».
15 volunteers, students of the Department of international law helped at the round table with participation of more than 40 Russian and foreign experts on migration. The event is considered to have serious economic, scientific and cultural potential.
On February 19, in 2017, Nikolai Sergeyevich Prostakov would have turned 100 years old.
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2 March, RUDN chose the King of Africa or Mister RUDN Association of African students – Zim Sankvella (SAR), first-year student of the Agrarian and Technological Institute who won over students from Cameroon, Chad, Namibia, Angola, Ethiopia and SAR. Vice-Mister was Binga Medesh (Angola), third place was taken by Naftalu Kuume (Namibia).