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Kennan Institute Announces This Year's Robert H. Baraz Memorial Intern

Jul 18, 2005
Maria Vassilieva has been selected as the Robert H. Baraz Memorial Intern for the 2005-06 program year.

Wilson Center to Honor Pickering and Alekperov for Contributions to U.S.-Russian Relations

May 03, 2005
On Thursday, May 26, 2005, Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, Senior Vice President of The Boeing Company, and Vagit Alekperov, President of LUKOIL, will be honored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution. Ambassador Pickering will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, and Mr. Alekperov will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship at a dinner to benefit the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute.

Remarks of Blair A. Ruble at Memorial Service for George F. Kennan

Apr 06, 2005
A memorial service for Kennan Institute co-founder George F. Kennan was held at the National Cathedral on 6 April 2005. The following are the remarks made by Kennan Institute Director Blair A. Ruble at the service.

Woodrow Wilson Center Joins Nation in Mourning Death of Ambassador George F. Kennan

Mar 18, 2005
The Wilson Center's staff and scholars offer condolences to the family of George F. Kennan, (1904-2005), a historian and diplomat whose thinking redefined America's policy toward Russia during the Cold War.

Commerical Law Reform in Russia and Eurasia

Mar 09, 2005
The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the Woodrow Wilson Center's Kennan Institute present an International Conference on: "Commercial Law Reform in Russia and Eurasia" Friday-Saturday, 8-9 April 2005

Orange Revolution: Ukraine Votes for Change

Mar 08, 2005
When an election scandal rocked Ukraine, thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets of Kyiv in peaceful protest, in what became known as The Orange Revolution. After an election rerun in December, opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko was inaugurated the new president in January, and the country now looks ahead with hope.

Kennan Institute Cosponsors Event on Religious Groups and the State in Russia

Feb 01, 2005
Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and the Kennan Institute at 2:30 pm on Monday, February 7 for an on-the-record briefing about current Russian government policies towards religion and anti-Semitism in Russia. USCIRF Vice Chair Felice D. Gaer will lead the discussion featuring three experts on religion in Russia: Paul Goble, Nickolai Butkevich, and Lawrence A. Uzzell.

The Orange Revolution and the Maidan Parliament

Jan 18, 2005
In this speech, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Green Miller provides a first-hand account of the "Orange Revolution" in Ukraine. Amb. Miller was an election observer for all three rounds of Ukraine's presidential election, including the December 26 election ordered by Ukraine's Supreme Court.

Kennan Institute Supports Ukraine List

Jan 05, 2005
The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce that it has joined with the University of Ottawa, the Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies, and the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute in supporting The Ukraine List (UKL). Compiled by Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Ottawa, UKL is an academic/current events electronic newsletter sent to scholars and professionals in the area of Ukrainian studies. To join the list, please contact darel@uottawa.ca.

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