Society and Culture

A Preliminary Study of PRC Political Influence and Interference Activities in American Higher Education

U.S. colleges and universities create knowledge—and promote American well-being—through their exercise of academic freedom and openness. Openness demands that American universities admit the world’s best students, many of whom are Chinese. Academic freedom requires that all scholars in the United States respect principles of free inquiry and critical discourse, regardless of their countries of origin.

Fears of the Fourth Estate: Current Challenges for the Pakistani Press

In recent months—and particularly in the weeks leading up to Pakistan’s July election—journalists, activists, and analysts have expressed concerns about growing threats to the Pakistani press. This event will feature a discussion of the current media environment in Pakistan. It will include the launch of a new Committee to Protect Journalists report and accompanying documentary, which is entitled “Acts of Intimidation: In Pakistan, Journalists’ Fear and Censorship Grow Even as Fatal Violence Declines.” How has Pakistan’s media climate and its challenges evolved over the years?

U.S. Film Premier: Under One Sky

Exploring Moscow and Chicago through the lens of aspiring U.S. and Russian documentary filmmakers 
The Kennan Institute, in cooperation with Eurasia Foundation, invites you to the U.S. premier of the collaborative documentary Under One Sky. 

The Hidden, Self-Reliant Russia


When we see Russians debate hot public policy issues—right now a controversial pension reform and the arbitrary rule of security agencies—it is useful to remember one crucial statistic. The majority of those polled consistently respond that they are unable to influence any decisions the Russian state makes.

Human Rights - Brazil 2018 Understanding the Issues

Brazil is a party to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is committed to guaranteeing equality, dignity, and freedom for all people. Despite being a signatory, the domestic conditions for human rights are far from ideal in Brazil.

An Evening of Kyrgyz Jazz with Salt Peanuts

Registration for this event is closed.

Kennan Institute Central Asia Series

The Kennan Institute and the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States and Canada invite you to an evening reception and jazz performance to mark the anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's independence, as well as the launch of the Institute’s fall series of programming on Central Asian culture.