As U.S.-Russia rhetoric intensifies, new video series brings together eight former ambassadors to reflect on decades of complex relations. The collection, released by the Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies, is the first known set of interviews of all but one of the living U.S. ambassadors to the Soviet Union/Russian Federation.
The Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies (MIRS) congratulates 2019 and 2020 Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR) experts Jon Finer and Jake Sullivan on their appointments to the Biden administration, and welcomes renowned Russian writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya to MSSR 2021.
The Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS) sponsored the participation of three Middlebury Institute students in Red Horizon, an immersive global crisis exercise hosted by the Negotiation Task Force at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
The Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS) funded four Middlebury Institute students to attend the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) annual convention on November 5-8 and November 14-15, 2020.
Journalist, author and documentary filmmaker Vladimir Pozner spoke with students in 400- and 500-level Russian courses about the development of mass media in Russia, the deterioration of U.S.-Russia relations, and the changing nature of how information is received through technology.
Joshua Yaffa, a Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker, discussed his book, Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise, with students in 400- and 500-level Russian courses on November 5 in a conversation hosted by the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS).
The Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS) recently hosted Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Jill Dougherty, former CNN correspondent and instructor at Georgetown University, to lead a workshop entitled “How to Do a Television Interview.”