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Close up of Vladimir Pozner talking to MIIS Community
Vladimir Pozner during a lecture in 2017

Each semester, GIRS brings the foremost experts in the world on Russia and the former Soviet Union to lecture at the Middlebury Institute.

These preeminent scholars discuss topics from the post-Soviet economy to politics to WMD nonproliferation, giving students and the surrounding community rare insight into Russian perspectives on contemporary issues. During their visits, the experts engage students in individual consultations, advising them on their research and serving as unique resources.

Among the scholars and public intellectuals that we have had the honor to host are Dmitri Trenin, Vladimir Pozner, Alexei Arbatov, Natalia Sevagina, and many others. See our past experts.

All lectures are by invitation only. For more information, please contact GIRS Director Anna Vassilieva.