About the Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute, as the oldest program of the Woodrow Wilson Center, bridges the gap between the world of ideas and the world of public affairs by bringing scholars and governmental specialists together to discuss political, social, and economic issues affecting Russia and other successor states to the Soviet Union, seeking always to place these issues within their historical context. The Kennan Institute is a non-partisan institution committed to improving American expertise and knowledge about this region. The Institute organizes seminars, workshops, briefings, and conferences featuring prominent scholars and policymakers from America, Russia, and other successor states to the Soviet Union with experience in shaping U.S.-Russian policy.  more

Watch a video about the Kennan Institute (9:42)
 

The Latest from the Kennan Institute

The Future of the Russian-American Security Dialogue after the Ukrainian Crisis

Event //
April 29, 2014 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Power politics seem to be back in Europe, pulling the U.S.-Russian relationship back into a standoff reminiscent of the Cold War. Despite renewed confrontation over Ukraine, the US and Russia still have fundamentally compatible views on threats such as transnational crime, terrorism, proliferation of WMD and sensitive technologies, man-made disasters, piracy, illegal cyber activity, drug trafficking, and climate change. What is in store for U.S.-Russian cooperation on these challenges in the wake of the Ukraine crisis? Is a common security agenda vis-à-vis these threats still possible? more
Webcast

Putin and Crimea: A Dangerous Situation

Video //
Apr 17, 2014
"I tend to think this is an exceptionally dangerous situation for the simple reason that the Russian message 'Take us seriously or else' has never received a satisfactory answer," said Matthew Rojansky on Russia's annexation of Crimea. more

Belarus After Ukraine

Event //
April 22, 2014 // 2:30pm4:45pm
Pact, with the assistance of USAID, is bringing a delegation of Belarusian civic activists and policy analysts to Washington, DC to brief Washington-based stakeholders on developments and trends in the politics, economy and civil society of Belarus. The Kennan Institute is hosting the delegation for a panel discussion of civil society achievements as well as the security, political, and economic impact of Ukrainian developments on Belarus - particularly the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. more

Innovation, Brain Drain, and the Politics of Russian Higher Education Reform

Event //
April 23, 2014 // 9:00am12:30pm
Russian higher education has done more to integrate western norms and standards than virtually any other national institution. Yet Russia’s universities and research institutes continue to face economic and political headwinds that raise questions about their ability to compete in a global marketplace. The Kennan Institute will conduct a conference on April 23rd that addresses the challenges confronting Russian higher education and how Russian universities interact with their international counterparts. more
Webcast

Crimea: What Is Motivating Putin?

Video //
Apr 14, 2014
Listening to the rhetoric surrounding Russia’s move on Crimea, you might think the Cold War never ended. Why did Putin make this move and is there more in store? And how significant is the damage done to Russia’s relationships around the world? Kennan Institute’s Matt Rojansky offers insight into the situation during this episode of Wilson Center NOW. more

EMAIL UPDATES

Experts & Staff

Contact the Kennan Institute

Tel: (202) 691-4100
Fax: (202) 691-4247
kennan@wilsoncenter.org

Kennan Moscow Project
Россия 119034 Москва
Хилков пер., д. 2, стр. 5
Проект КЕННАН
(+7 495) 927-0275
kennan@kennan.ru
www.kennan.ru

Kennan Kyiv Project
Україна 04071 Київ
вул. Костянтинівська, 4, офіс 2
Проект КЕННАН
тел/факс: (+380 44) 425-36244
kennan@kennan.kiev.ua
www.kennan.kiev.ua