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Center for International Studies (CENTIS) 2005f
Bobruiskaya Street 9, office 110 Minsk 220116, Belarus
tel:375-172 095367/68 fax:375-172 840013

Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 2000.

General Description: CENTIS was established through a joint initiative of Belarusian scientists and the Belarusian State University, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. CENTIS's main activities cover the support of the development of a national School of International Studies by establishing an effective environment for communication between scientists, experts, diplomats, and specialists, as well as strengthening related public and academic bodies, and foreign policy practice. With reference to these activities, CENTIS's aims are (1) the coordination of scientific research and informational and analytical work in the sphere of foreign policy and international relations; (2) scientific and practical elaborations and prognostic research concerning international relations, the global economy, and regional policy; (3) organization of scientific-practical conferences and workshops devoted to themes concerning foreign policy and the global economy; and (4) the methodic support of faculties with similar profiles to that of CENTIS. Experts and scientists from governmental and nongovernmental research institutions, Belarusian universities, and other countries take part in these projects. Scientific research is published in CENTIS's own volumes and periodical scientific publications.

Annual Budget: USD 50 thousand (2003)

Staff: 7 (2 research, 4 administrative/support), 6 visiting

Executive Officers:
Dr. ULAKHOVICH, Uladzimir (Director)
Mr. MASIUKOV, Mikhail (Head of the Research Department)
Ms. BOLSHEDVOROVA, Liudmila (Head of the Informational Department)

(As of November, 2004)

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