At a time when relations between Russia and the United States are at their worst, the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS) has identified new pathways for academic cooperation, knowledge-share and expert analysis between MIIS graduate students and Russian scholars and experts.
Libiao Pan, MANPTS '18, has been accepted into the War Studies Research MPhil/PhD program of King's College London. His research will focus on understanding China's contributions and engagement in export controls and counter proliferation financing in fulfilling UNSCR 1540 obligations.
Kieran Ficken (Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy), Libiao Pan (MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies), Margo Poda (Joint MBA/MA in International Policy and Development), and Hayley Manges (BA in International Politics and Economics) will conduct field research in Vladivostok and Khabarovsk in March 2018.
Noah Mayhew, MANPTS '18, has been awarded the Alfa Fellowship. This program is a distinguished international initiative that each year offers up to 18 accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia.