Yesterday, we were informed that Russia’s Ministry of Justice has identified NPSIA as an “undesirable organization.”

While we continue to work to confirm the report and the implications of this identification, you should be aware that this may make anyone affiliated with NPSIA on Russian territory subject to criminal punishment, including a possible prison sentence.

We strongly advise anyone with a NPSIA affiliation (faculty, students, staff, and alumni) to avoid travelling to Russia or Belarus and to curtail research and other partnerships with anyone based in Russia or Belarus at this time.

Any questions from media should be directed to the Faculty of Public Affairs.