UPDATE Applications Open: Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia -- Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey

UPDATE: Due to the way the field of Russian Studies has been affected by the war in Ukraine, the application deadline for the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR) is extended to April 4, 2022.  The Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia will be held online from July 6 – 29. 

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 Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The application deadline is April 4, 2022.

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

Please see more information about applying and the previous Monterey Summer Symposia at:


If you or your students have any questions about Monterey Summer Symposium 2022, please contact Professor Anna Vassilieva at avassili@middlebury.edu or Jarlath McGuckin at jmcguckin@middlebury.edu.