Professor Sean Guillory, host of the acclaimed SRB Podcast and digital scholarship curator in the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, featured four podcast pieces created by fellows of the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR).
In the elective week preceding the start of MSSR 2020, nine MSSR fellows took part in a multi-day podcasting workshop with Dr. Guillory. The workshop covered the basics of podcasting, recording and scriptwriting as well as the art of interviewing. Fellows learned how to tell a story and make an effective argument using the medium of sound.
The following pieces were featured on SRB Podcast: “A Brief Conversation on Biculturalism” by Alexandra Diouk, “Remembering the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Mission: 45 years of US-Russian Space Cooperation” by Lisa Becker, “The Great Russian Trash Crisis” by Seth Farkas, and “An Empty Pedestal: Ukraine after Leninopad” by Sabrina Beaver. Selected podcast pieces from the workshop will soon be available on the MSSR webpage.
Next-generation Russia experts gained invaluable training at an eight-week summer symposium offered by the Middlebury Institute’s Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies, with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York.
From June 15th through July 24th, the Middlebury Institute brought together 13 distinguished fellows with 46 leading experts in US-Russia relations for the fourth annual Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR).