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Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia Fellows 2021

Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia 2021 is dedicated to Vartan Gregorian. A visionary and an ardent supporter of international dialogue and diplomacy.


Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR) 2021 is held online from June 18 to August 4, 2021.

MSSR curriculum is taught by leading scholars, practitioners, and journalists from the United States, Europe, and Russia, among them:

Alexey Arbatov | Arvid Bell | John Beyrle | Governor Jerry Brown | Tom Blanton | Irina Borogan | Samuel Charap | Elena Chernenko | Jill Dougherty | Filipp Dzyadko | Alexander Gabuev | Rose Gottemoeller | Thomas Graham | Lev Gudkov | Michael Kimmage | Robert Legvold | Anatol Lieven | Dominic Lieven | Fyodor Lukyanov | Boris Mezhuev | Hanna Notte | Nicolai Petro | William Potter | Vladimir Pozner | Matt Rojansky | Svetlana Savranskaya | Yuri Slezkine | Andrei Soldatov | Dmitry Trenin | Andrei Tsygankov | Lyudmila Ulitskaya | Taylor Valley | Joshua Yaffa | Andrei Zorin


MSSR Elective Modules

Personal Histories | Introductory Conversations

  • Filipp Dzyadko (Arzamas Academy)

History of Russian Foreign Policy

  • Andrei Tsygankov (San Francisco State University)

Workshop: Diplomatic Writing

  • Michael Kimmage (Catholic University of America)
  • Ambassador John Tefft

MSSR Teaching Modules and Presentations

Workshop: Making Your Policy Point for TV, Radio and the Educated Public 

  • Jill Dougherty (Georgetown University) 
  • Matthew Rojansky (Kennan Institute)

Opening Plenary Panel: The World, 2021

  • Thomas Gomart (Institut Français des relations internationales)
  • Richard Haass (Council on Foreign Relations)
  • Fyodor Lukyanov (Russia in Global Affairs)
  • Moderated by an alumna of MSSR 2018 Jade McGlynn (Henry Jackson Society)

Plenary Panel: Russian Literature and Culture

  • Yuri Slezkine (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Lyudmila Ulitskaya
  • Evgeniy Vodolazkin
  • Moderated by Galina Yuzefovich

Presentations and Teaching Modules:

U.S.-Russia relations

  • Ambassador John Beyrle
  • Thomas Graham (Yale University)
  • Vladimir Pozner
  • Dmitri Trenin (Carnegie Moscow Center)

Climate Change and National Interests

  • Governor Jerry Brown of California
  • Anatol Lieven (Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft)

Track II and Regional Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space

  • Sam Charap (RAND Corporation)
  • Roxana Cristescu (Crisis Management Institute)
  • Anatol Lieven (Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft)
  • Nicolai Petro (University of Rhode Island)
  • Matthew Rojansky (Kennan Institute)
  • Olesya Vartanyan (Crisis Group)

Harvard Negotiation Task Force Boot Camp: Exercise #1 - Case of Ukraine

  • Arvid Bell (Harvard University)
  • Taylor Valley (Northeastern University)

Strategic Stability and Arms Control

  • Alexei Arbatov (IMEMO)
  • Rose Gottemoeller (Stanford University)
  • William Potter (CNS, Middlebury Institute of International Studies)
  • Jon Wolfsthal (Global Zero)

Harvard Negotiation Task Force Boot Camp: Exercise #2 - Deep START

  • Arvid Bell (Harvard University)
  • Taylor Valley (Northeastern University)
  • Featuring Jon Wolfsthal (Global Zero) and William Potter (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey)

Investigative Journalism and Information Warfare

  • Irina Borogan (agentura.ru)
  • Andrei Soldatov (agentura.ru)
  • Margarita Zolotova (Facebook)

Cybersecurity

  • Elena Chernenko (Kommersant)
  • Oleg Shakirov (PIR Center)

Russian Statehood and Conservatism

  • Oksana Gaman-Golutvina (MGIMO)
  • Boris Mezhuev (Moscow State University)

Contemporary Sociological Research

  • Lev Gudkov (Levada Center)

History of Emperors

  • Dominic Lieven (Cambridge University)

Transformation, Tsar and Strategies of Survival

  • Andrei Zorin (Oxford University)

The Jewish Intelligentsia in Russian Culture

  • Lyudmila Ulitskaya

Byzantine Roots of European Identity

  • Alexey Lidov

Autobiography as a Genre in Russian Literature

  • Galina Yuzefovich 

 

For more information, please contact Anna Vassilieva avassili@middlebury.edu and Jarlath McGuckin jmcguckin@middlebury.edu.