Program News

Next Deadline for George F. Kennan Fellowship Competition Approaching

The Kennan Institute seeks fellowship applicants from diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S.

MENA Women News Brief

The Middle East Program will send out the latest developments on women’s issues in the region on a bi-weekly basis.

MENA Women News Brief

January 19-February 2, 2016


The Cold War, the developing world, and the creation of the IAEA

NPIHP Fellow Elisabeth Roehrlich writes in Cold War History about the creation of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Roehrlich examines the early negotiations behind the founding of the IAEA  and the broad coalition of countries that participated in drafting the IAEA Statute.

2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award: Call for Nominations

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes nominations for the 2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. The purpose of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award (IRDA) is to bring visibility and international recognition to the ideas, ideals and accomplishments of individuals around the world who are working on behalf of democracy. The award expresses the deep commitment to democracy of the late Ion Ratiu through his contributions as a Romanian politician as well as his interest in democratic change worldwide.

Summer 2016 Internships with CWIHP

CWIHP is accepting applications for summer 2016 internships.

The deadline for applications is 15 March 2016

Robert Litwak on the North Korean and Iranian Nuclear Programs

Vice President for Scholars and Director of International Security Studies Robert S. Litwak is quoted extensively in a piece on Deutsche Welle. As the United States eases sanctions on Iran, pressure on Pyongyang and its nuclear program is increasing. Litwak examines the two cases, and attempts to explain apparent success in one with ineffectiveness in the other.

To read the full article, please click here.

Next application deadline for Title VIII Short-Term Grants is February 15!

Next application deadline for Title VIII Short-Term Grants is February 15!

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Call for Papers: The Smaller European Powers and China in the Cold War, 1949-1989

The Smaller European Powers and China in the Cold War, 1949-1989

18-19 November 2016, University of Lausanne

Organizers: Sandra Bott, Claude Hauser, Janick Marina Schaufelbuehl, Marco Wyss
Institute of Political, Historical and International Studies | History Department, University of Lausanne
Department of History and Politics, University of Chichester | Department of Contemporary History, University of Fribourg

Spring 2016 Washington History Seminar Lineup

In Memoriam – Abbott Gleason

It is with great sadness that the Kennan Institute marks the passing of former Kennan Institute director (1980-1982) Abbott Gleason on 25 December 2015. He was 77 years of age. 

Wilson Center Vice President for Programs and former Kennan Institute Director Blair Ruble said of his predecessor, “What Tom took from the civil rights movement is that politics is about morality and moral philosophy, not just about power.”