Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia, July 6 – 29, Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey

Publish Date: Feb 08, 2022

Deadline: Mar 07, 2022

Event Dates: from Jul 06, 2022 12:00 to Jul 29, 2022 12:00

The Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey welcomes applications for the sixth Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR). MSSR 2022 will be held online from July 6 – 29.

We welcome applications from your best graduate students. Advanced Russian language skills are required. English and Russian are the working languages of the MSSR. The Symposium is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The application deadline is March 7, 2022.

Applications should include the following:

  • Cover sheet*
  • CV
  • Statement of purpose (maximum 600 words)
  • Abstract of current research (maximum 200 words)
  • Details of Russian language proficiency (maximum 200 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation (please email directly to Professor Anna Vassilieva and Jarlath McGuckin)
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended

The MSSR 2022 curriculum will include teaching modules on U.S.-Russian relations, Russian foreign policy, culture, regional conflicts, arms control and international security, mass media, cyber security. It will also feature Harvard Negotiation Taskforce bootcamps on regional conflicts, as well as workshops on writing diplomatic memoranda and making online/TV presentations. The curriculum will be taught by leading scholars, practitioners and journalists from the United States, Europe and Russia, among them:

Alexey Arbatov | George Beebe | John Beyrle | Tom Blanton | Irina Borogan | Sam Charap | Jill Dougherty | Rose Gottemoeller | Tom Graham | Michael Kimmage | Elena Kostyuchenko | Ivan Kurilla | Bob Legvold | Dominic Lieven | Anatol Lieven | Feodor Lukyanov | Jade McGlynn | Hanna Notte | William Potter | Matt Rojansky | Svetlana Savranskaya | Andrei Soldatov | Dmitry Trenin | Evgeny Vodolazkin | Victoria Zhuravleva | Andrei Zorin

If you or your students have any questions about Monterey Summer Symposium 2022, please contact Professor Anna Vassilieva at or Jarlath McGuckin at

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