Vladimir Posner

The Monterey Initiative on Russian Studies (MIR) invites renowned academics, diplomats, analysts and journalists from all over the world to speak to students at MIIS.  Each expert offers a series of presentations in Russian or English and a public seminar. MIR participants can also meet one-on-one with leading thinkers in the field and participate in informal discussions.

Fall 2021

Presentations by Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies Visiting Experts:

Maria Buras

Maria M. Buras

October 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28

Virtual lectures


Dr. Yury Kruchkin

October 18, 21

Virtual lectures

Vladimir Pozner

Vladimir Pozner

November 9, 11

In-person lectures

Elena Kostyuchenko

Elena Kostyuchenko

November 18

Virtual lecture

Irina Borogan
Andrei Soldatov

Irina Borogan & Andrei Soldatov

November 30, December 2

In-person lectures