The 2006-07 program year marks the sixteenth year of the Kennan Institute's Robert H. Baraz Memorial Research Internship Program. This program was established in 1991 in honor of the late Robert H. Baraz, longtime Director of the Office of Research and Analysis for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the U.S. Department of State. Each year, the Kennan Institute recognizes the Research Assistant who has provided the most outstanding level of service for the year.

The Kennan Institute has selected Stergos Kaloudis as the 2006-07 Robert H. Baraz Memorial Research Intern. Mr. Kaloudis is a doctoral student in comparative politics and economics at The Catholic University of America. He previously earned an M.A. in world politics at The Catholic University of America in 2005 and a B.A. in politics from Saint Anselm College in 2001. While at the Kennan Institute, Mr. Kaloudis has served as Research Assistant to Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar Larisa Kuzmitcheva. Her research focuses on the European Union's European Security and Defense Policy and its effect on relations between the EU, the United States, and Russia.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Robert H. Baraz Memorial Internship Program, please contact Summer Brown at 202-691-4274 or for more information.

Past Robert H. Baraz Memorial Interns:

Gina Ottoboni, 1991–92
Thomas Mahalek, 1992-93
Susanna Bolle, 1993–94
David Russell, 1994-95
Shana Hansell, 1995–96
Mark Webber, 1996–97
Kimberly Righter, 1997–98
Paul du Quenoy, 1998-99
Cynthia Neil, 1999-2000
Jon Kakasenko, 2000-2001
Olena Nikolayenko, 2001-02
Jane Buchanan, 2002-03
Adam Fuss, 2003-04
Sofia Plagakis, 2004-05
Maria Vassilieva, 2005-06