The immersive seven-week symposium offered 15 enrolled fellows the chance to hear from and interact with an extraordinary panel of experts on Russian identity and U.S.-Russia relations, from former New START treaty negotiators to the current Russian ambassador to the U.S.
The fifth annual Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR) concluded after seven weeks of immersive study that brought together 15 fellows with 58 experts to engage in bilingual analysis and discussion of Russia-West relations.
The Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS) sponsored the participation of three Middlebury Institute students in Red Horizon, an immersive global crisis exercise hosted by the Negotiation Task Force at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
The Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS) funded four Middlebury Institute students to attend the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) annual convention on November 5-8 and November 14-15, 2020.
Journalist, author and documentary filmmaker Vladimir Pozner spoke with students in 400- and 500-level Russian courses about the development of mass media in Russia, the deterioration of U.S.-Russia relations, and the changing nature of how information is received through technology.
Joshua Yaffa, a Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker, discussed his book, Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise, with students in 400- and 500-level Russian courses on November 5 in a conversation hosted by the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS).