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    Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, due to open on November 18, the Royal Institute of International Affairs announced.

    MOSCOW, November 11 (RIA Novosti) — The Royal Institute of International Affairs, based in London, announced Tuesday the launch of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, due to open on November 18.

    "The Royal Institute of International Affairs is pleased to announce that Her Majesty The Queen … will formally launch the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House, on 18 November 2014," the institute said on its website.

    The institute adds that it has created the academy to provide leaders from around the world with the opportunity to develop the tools necessary to address policy challenges and issues that today's world faces.

    The Queen is expected to take part in the ceremony where she would remove a brick from the wall between two buildings that will house the academy and unveil a plaque to commemorate the day. She will also meet the staff of the institute.

    The academy will be named after Queen Elizabeth II as a sign of recognition of "her invaluable role as Patron of the Royal Institute of International Affairs since 1952."

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