Symposium: Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (Monterey, CA)

Appilcation Deadline: March 1, 2019

Middlebury Institute of International Studies

MSSR, funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, is an annual 7-week long program for which twelve distinguished fellows from the top MA and PhD programs in the United States and Europe are selected. The main goals of the Monterey Symposium are to offer a unique, comprehensive curriculum on Russia and U.S.-Russian relations and to nurture a new cohort of U.S. and European experts on Russia.

Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia Program Highlights: 

Dr. Thomas Graham and Ambassador John Tefft will be the keynote speakers of the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia 2019

  • Practicalities of diplomacy in U.S.-Russian relations by Ambassador John Tefft of the Wilson Center, Michael Kimmage of Catholic University of America, and Jon Finer of the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • History of Runet and the rise of Russia’s security state through the internet by Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov of
  • Harvard Negotiation Boot Camp and simulation of the crisis in Eastern Ukraine by Arvid Bell and Taylor Valley of the Davis Center at Harvard University.
  • History of Russian culture and literature by Professor Andrei Zorin of the University of Oxford and Arkady Ostrovsky of the Economist.
  • U.S.-Russian relations by Dmitri Trenin of the Carnegie Moscow Center, Feodor Voitolovsky of IMEMO, and Matthew Rojansky of the Kennan Institute.
  • Russian society, elites, and ethno-politics by Dr. Lev Gudkov of the Levada Center and Dr. Emil Pain and Professor Petrov of the Higher School of Economics.
  • History of lab-to-lab cooperation by Dr. Siegfried Hecker of Stanford University.
  • U.S.-Russian nonproliferation cooperationby Dr. William Potter and Sarah Bidgood of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
  • Russia in Northeast Asia by Alexander Gabuev of the Carnegie Moscow Center, Ambassador Park of the Republic of Korea’s Foreign Ministry, and Professor Hu Yong of Peking University.
  • Russia in the Middle East by Dr. Hanna Notte of The Shaikh Group and Vasily Kuznetsov of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Russian history and art by Dr. Andrei Tsygankov of San Francisco State University and Natalia Sevagina of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
  • Russian leading news, culture, and history portalsby Yury Saprykin of Polka, Philip Dzyadko of Arzamas Academy, and Ilya Krasilshchik, formerly of Meduza