October 22, 2009

The 2009-10 program year marks the eighteenth 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 Ekaterina Radaeva as the 2009-10 Robert H. Baraz Memorial Research Intern. Ms. Radaeva is an undergraduate student in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. While at the Kennan Institute, Ms. Radaeva served as Research Assistant to two scholars: Fulbright-Kennan Research Scholar Natalia Nikitenko and Galina Starovoitova Fellow Vladimir Eremenko. Both projects directly concerned human rights issues: Dr. Nikitenko examined compatibility problems between national interests and international legal standards in human rights. Mr. Eremenko's project concerned ethnic discrimination of resident aliens and stateless people.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Robert H. Baraz Memorial Internship Program, please contact Rachel Madenyika at 202-691-4274 or rachel.madenyika@wilsoncenter.org 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
Stergos Kaloudis, 2006-07
Katherine Pruess, 2007-08
Megan Cully, 2008-09