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.
The Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies presents a lecture by Kirill Rogov, senior research fellow at the Gaidar Institute and member of the Council of Foreign and Defense and the Liberal Mission Foundation. His lecture, "The Evolution of Putin's Regime" will be a venue through which students and guests will hear his research and have an opportunity to pose questions.
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.
Andrey Sushentsov is an EASI-Hurford Next Generation fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace focused on Russian policy toward Ukraine and the future of Russian-Ukrainian interdependence. Sushentsov is also a political analyst and international relations scholar at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and a managing partner with the Moscow-based consulting agency Foreign Policy Analysis Group. This will be a special opportunity to hear Sushentsov talk about his most recent work and to ask your questions of this Russian expert.
Simon Saradzhyan is the founding director of the Russia Matters Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Mr. Saradzhyan also helps advance the center’s U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism. His research interests include international arms control, counterterrorism, and foreign, defense, and security policies of Russia and other post-Soviet states and their relations with great powers. This will be a special opportunity to hear his latest work, as well as ask questions of the expert.
Mr. Michael Kofman is a Research Scientist at CNA Corporation and a Fellow at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C. His research focuses on security issues in Russia and the former Soviet Union, specializing in defense and military analysis. His current work looks at the sources of Russian behavior and policymaking during the crisis in Ukraine, and evaluate the options the West has for engagement with Russia moving forward. This lecture will be an opportunity to have an introduction to his work and ask questions to this expert.
Journalist and author Vladimir Pozner told his audience at the Middlebury Institute last week that the key to improved U.S.-Russia relations is to understand the latter’s language, history, and culture.