Conference: Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (Middlebury Institute for International Studies)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

The Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR) will be held in Monterey, CA, at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies from June 22-August 6, 2020. Carnegie Corporation of New York supports the Monterey Symposium and makes it possible for us to provide travel, lodging, and tuition for twelve selected MSSR fellows. Applications for the Monterey Symposium must be received by March 1, 2020. Advanced Russian language skills are required as experts from Russia will be lecturing in Russian. Please see the attached flier for more information about the program. Please also note some highlights for the MSSR 2020 program below:

·         US-Russian RelationsPast, Present, Future by Dr. Thomas Graham of Kissinger Associates, Dr. Dmitri Trenin of the Carnegie Moscow Center, Ambassador John Beyrle of the US Russia Foundation, Dr. George Breslauer of the University of California, Berkeley

·         Russia in Global Politics by Dr. Feodor Voitolovsky of the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations, The Honorable Pierre Lellouche, former Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, France, and  former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Dr. Hanna Notte of the Shaikh Group, Alexander Gabuev of the Carnegie Moscow Center

·         The Role of Science and Scientists in Soviet and Russian National Security Policy by Academician Roald Sagdeev, former Director of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Siegfried Hecker of Stanford University, Dr. David Holloway of Stanford University

·         Harvard Negotiation Boot camp by Dr. Arvid Bell of Harvard University and Taylor Valley of Harvard University

·         History of Runet and the Rise of Russia’s Security State through Internet by Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov of

·         Cybersecurity in Russia by Dr. Elena Chernenkoof the Kommersant newspaper

·         Recent Social Transformations in Russia: Russian Society and Elites by Dr. Lev Gudkov of the Levada Center, Dr. Kirill Rogov and Dr. Nikolay Petrov of the National Research University Higher School of Economics

·         Archival Research on the Soviet Union and Russia by Mr. Thomas Blanton and Dr. Svetlana Savranskaya of the National Security Archives

·         Nuclear Nonproliferation in US-Russian Relations by Dr. William Potter and Sarah Bidgood of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, MIIS

·         Practicalities of Interacting with the Media by Matthew Rojansky of the Kennan Institute, Jon Finer of the Council on Foreign Relations and Dr. Michael Kimmage of the Catholic University of America

·         History of Russian Art by Dr. Tatiana Yudenkova of the State Tretyakov Gallery