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The Kennan Conversation Series

The Kennan Institute launched its Kennan Conversation program in 2015 to take Kennan experts on Russia and the region to meet with and engage local audiences across the United States who are fascinated by what they read and hear in the news, but often do not have the opportunity to hear directly from leading experts. We seek out local partners to identify audiences and conduct outreach to local media and other groups interested in learning more about this part of the world.

The Kennan Institute has organized Kennan Conversations in over 30 cities across the country.

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To learn more about the Kennan Conversations program or to arrange a talk in your city, contact Joseph Dresen via email at

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The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region though research and exchange.  Read more