July 24, 2008

The 2008-09 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 Megan Cully as the 2008-09 Robert H. Baraz Memorial Research Intern. Ms. Cully is currently a M.A. student at the George Washington University. While at the Kennan Institute, Ms. Cully has served as Research Assistant to Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar Elena Yushkova, whose research project at the Kennan Institute was titled "Isadora Duncan and Her Influence on Russian Art and Mentality."

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