April 26, 2006 marks the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, which spewed tons of radioactive matter across Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, and parts of Europe. This Centerpoint cover story touches on the history, environmental impact and health controversy surrounding Chernobyl in advance of a Kennan Institute conference to commemorate the tragedy.
Deadline: March 22, 2006THE EURASIA PROGRAM of the Social Science Research Council invites applications for the first annual Training Seminar for Policy Research, "Public Health, Social Welfare Systems, and HIV/AIDS in Eurasia." The seminar will be held June 6-9, 2006, at the SSRC offices in New York City and the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Advanced graduate students and junior faculty in the social sciences, humanities and other relevant disciplines who are working on health-related and/or other relevant topics with respect to Eurasia are encouraged to apply.
Irkutsk: Architectural Heritage in Photographs has recently been published by the "Tri Kvadrata" publishers in Moscow with the support of the Kennan Institute.
Woodrow Wilson Center Press has published a new book, Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village by Margaret Paxson, senior associate of the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute.
The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce that the research workshop on "Democracy and Civil Society in Ukraine" is now open to participants from outside of the United States. The application deadline has been extended to January 30, 2005.
The American-Russian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ARCCI) has selected the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute to receive a Golden Galaxy Award.
Totma: Architectural Heritage in Photographs has recently been published by the "Tri Kvadrata" publishers in Moscow with the support of the Kennan Institute. This will be the first of a series of books examining the architecture of towns in Russia.
The Kennan Institute will be hosting an opening reception for the exhibit "Remembering the Orange Revolution: Images from Kyiv and Lviv" from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, November 18.
The Kennan Institute and IREX are accepting applications for grants to U.S. junior scholars to participate in the 2006 Regional Policy Symposium on EU and NATO Member States and Their Eastern Borderlands. The application deadline is December 2, 2005.
Maria Vassilieva has been selected as the Robert H. Baraz Memorial Intern for the 2005-06 program year.
Experts & Staff
- Matthew Rojansky // Director, Kennan Institute
- William E. Pomeranz // Deputy Director, Kennan Institute
- F. Joseph Dresen // Program Associate
- Mary Elizabeth Malinkin // Program Associate
- Mattison Brady // Program Assistant
- Blair A. Ruble // Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute