On April 27, we invite you to join the panel discussion “The Future of Russian Studies in the USA” with representatives of academia, government and the private sector.

Do you know which U.S. university prepares the best professionals in the field of Russian and Post-Soviet Studies? Do you wonder how the current political situation is going to affect the number of students willing to learn about Russia? Or about the employment prospects for the alumni of current Russian and post-Soviet Studies programs?

On April 8, Russia Direct released the first-ever “Best Russian Studies Programs 2015.” We invite our readers and those interested in the field to join Russia Direct editor-in-chief Ekaterina Zabrovskaya at the panel discussion “The Future of Russian Studies in the USA” with representatives of academia, government and the private sector.

"The Future of Russian Studies in the USA" full video

The event will take place on April 27, 2015, at 9:00 am in Washington, D.C. If you are interested in participating, please email us at contact@russia-direct.org. Please note that the number of places is limited and invitations are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Have questions regarding the state of Russian studies in the U.S.? Submit them to o.ivanova@russia-direct.org before the discussion for a chance to have your question addressed. 

What: “The Future of Russian Studies in the USA”

When: April 27, 9:00 a.m.

Where: 11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036

Twitter: #RussiaStudies (You can submit your questions via # and follow the discussion)

Youtube: Live stream of event here

Speakers:

- Oleg Burmistrov, Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United States of America;

Anton Fedyashin, director of The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History at American University and associate professor, Department of History at the College of Arts and Sciences, American University, Washington, DC;

Jeffrey Mankoff, deputy director and fellow with the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) Russia and Eurasia Program;

Olga Miller, head of the representative office for the Renova Group of Companies in the United States, with a primary focus on U.S.-Russia philanthropy, public relations and government relations efforts;

Nicolai N. Petro, professor of political science at the University of Rhode Island specializing in Russia and its neighboring states.