Distinguished Guests and Program Highlights:
Keynote Speakers
Rose Gottemoeller, Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO
Dr. Thomas Graham, Kissinger Associates

Russia between Politics and Ideas
Alexander Baunov, Carnegie Moscow Center
Jon Finer, The Council on Foreign Relations
Keith Gessen, Columbia U
Dr. Michael Kimmage, The Catholic University of America
Ambassador John F. Tefft
Professor Andrei Tsygankov, San Francisco State U

Harvard Negotiation Boot Camp
Dr. Arvid Bell and Taylor Valley, Harvard University

Nuclear Nonproliferation in US-Russian Relations
Dr. William Potter and Sarah Bidgood, The Center for Nonproliferation Studies, MIIS

The Kremlin’s War on the Internet
Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov, Agentura.ru

Russia in Global Politics
The Honorable Pierre Lellouche, Former Secretary of State for Foreign Trade (France) and Former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Alexander Gabuev, Carnegie Moscow Center
Dr. Hanna Notte, The Shaikh Group

Cybersecurity in Russia
Dr. Elena Chernenko, Kommersant

Archival Research on the Soviet Union and Russia
Thomas Blanton and Dr. Svetlana Savranskaya, The National Security Archives

Recent Social Transformations in Russia: Russian Society and Elites
Dr. Lev Gudkov, The Levada Center
Dr. Kirill Rogov and Dr. Nikolay Petrov, NRU Higher School of Economics

History of Russian Art
Dr. Tatiana Yudenkova, The State Tretyakov Gallery

Digital Humanities
Dr. Anastasia Bonch-Osmolovskaya, NRU Higher School of Economics

US-Russian Relations: Past, Present, Future
Ambassador John Beyrle, US Russia Foundation
Dr. George Breslauer, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Moscow Center

Russia through the Lens of Contemporary Cinema
Axinya Gog, Filmmaker
Zhan Prosyanov, Kino-teatr.ru

The Role of Science and Scientists in Soviet and Russian National Security Policy
Louis Friedman, Executive Director Emeritus, The Planetary Society
Dr. Siegfried Hecker, Stanford University
Dr. David Holloway, Stanford University
Academician Roald Sagdeev, Former Director of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Simulation: Time for a New Helsinki? / The Art of the TV Interview
Matthew Rojansky, The Kennan Institute


If you are interested in participating as a fellow in the upcoming symposium, please see the "How to Apply" section of our website under "Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia."

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