The Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia 2022 will be taught online from July 6 - 29.
This year, the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia will be redesigned to address questions raised by the war in Ukraine: What did previous analysis overlook? How do we place the conflict in historical context? What constitutes power? And how do we rebuild from this nadir? We invite graduate students and rising specialists in Russian studies (broadly understood) to join us in tackling these topics.
Just at the moment when we most need informed expertise on Russia, many emerging experts will not be able to travel there for study or work. To help mitigate the loss of such opportunities, and to answer the questions above, we are preparing this year’s Monterey Symposium as a three-and-a-half-week core bilingual (Russian and English) program, supplemented by additional courses.
Within wide-ranging modules on Russian history, foreign policy, and values in political decision making, the symposium will include interactive lectures, roundtables, workshops, and debates delivered by leading experts from the US, Russia, Europe, and China. We will also host speakers from Ukraine and Eastern Europe, expanding our range of perspectives on Russia and on the immediate and enduring challenges facing the region and the world.
Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York.