After 18 years of ambivalence, delays, and false starts, Russia and Georgia have reached an agreement that paves the way for Russian membership in the World Trade Organization. The Wilson Center's William Pomeranz on the implications of Russia's entry into the global trade group.
IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute (WWC), is pleased to announce its 2012 Regional Policy Symposium, “Transnational Crime and Corruption in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.”
The Russia-Eurasia Forum of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, is hosting Kennan Institute Deputy Director William Pomeranz for a presentation titled "Commercial Codes and Kangaroo Courts: The Contradictions of Russian Legal Reform."
The Kennan Institute is pleased to bring to your attention the U.S.-Russia Business Council's 19th Annual Meeting, "Russia on the Cusp,” which will take place in downtown Chicago, kicking off with a Gala Dinner on Monday, October 3, at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Conference Program on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 4-5 at the Swissotel.
Kennan Institute Director Blair Ruble was awarded the Public Scholar in the Humanities Award by the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. for his book Washington's U Street: A Biography.
The Kennan Institute is participating in a three-year research project entitled "People, Power, and Conflict in the Eurasian Migration System" that is funded by the National Science Foundation and led by Professor Cynthia Buckley of the University of Texas, Austin. This past week at the Population Association of America 2011 Annual Meeting held in Washington, DC, March 31-April 2, four members of the research team presented their preliminary findings.
On Wednesday, October 27, 2010, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Kennan Institute honored Piotr Galitzine, Chairman, TMK IPSCO, and the late Sarah Carey, former Chair, Eurasia Foundation at the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Awards Dinner to benefit the Center's Kennan Institute.
On October 12, 2010, President Dmitry Medvedev appointed Mikhail Fedotov as his Adviser and Chairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights.
Leokadia Mikhailovna Drobizheva, chief researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, was awarded the Order of Friendship on September 25, 2010 by President Dmitry Medvedev.
Experts & Staff
- Matthew Rojansky // Director, Kennan Institute
- William E. Pomeranz // Deputy Director, Kennan Institute
- F. Joseph Dresen // Program Associate
- Mary Elizabeth Malinkin // Program Associate
- Izabella Tabarovsky // Manager for Regional Engagement
- Mattison Brady // Program Assistant
- Emma Dorst // Program Assistant
- Blair A. Ruble // Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
- Kateryna Smagliy // Director, Kennan Institute in Ukraine
- Nina Rozhanovskaya // Coordinator and Academic Liaison in Russia