Deadline for Applications: February 23, 2018
The Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR) is a seven-week-long summer program that brings together leading Russian and American experts and top American graduate students to explore bilateral relations, Russian foreign and security policy, culture, and economics. The curriculum consists of several daily lectures and seminars in an intimate setting that allows MSSR fellows to learn from the best minds in the field, think together, ponder the vicissitudes of Russian history and politics, and discuss ways to alleviate the current crisis in bilateral relations. Over half of the curriculum is taught in Russian. MSSR 2018 will include teaching modules on Russia and Northeast Asia, cybersecurity, the history of bilateral relations, U.S.-Russian arms control negotiations, Russian iconography, the Russian military, among others. Ambassador Jack Matlock, Dr. Dmitri Trenin, Matthew Rojansky, among others, will be teaching at MSSR 2018.
Fellows who complete the program will acquire a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of contemporary Russia. Through intensive instruction in both English and Russian, they will have the opportunity to strengthen their language skills in the context of their academic interests. The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York.