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Russia Masterclass

The Wilson Center Congressional Foreign Policy Masterclass Series provides senior staffers the opportunity to go in-depth with our regional experts on a pressing foreign policy issue. This comprehensive course during a congressional recess provides a non-partisan environment for senior staffers to meet and network with fellow colleagues from across the aisle.  

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Please email us at congressionalrelations@wilsoncenter.org for details on the next Russia Masterclass.

The 2021 VIRTUAL Russia Masterclass, requested specifically from many alumni of this program, will explore the topics of: 

  • Why Russia matters

  • How Russian identity is shaped by its past experiences

  • Russia’s Economy, Demography and Politics

  • Russian opposition, and protest movements

  • Russia’s foreign policy, security, and defense

  • U.S. Russia relations and the American national interest

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Who Should Apply

The Wilson Center invites senior-level congressional staff to participate in the Congressional Foreign Policy Masterclass (Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Legislative Directors, Senior Legislative Assistants, and Professional Committee Staff). If you have questions about this requirement, please feel free to contact us!) Applicants should possess a strong understanding of the legislative process and have experience working with a foreign policy portfolio.

Dates

  • Tuesday, June 1st: 1:00-3:15 PM
  • Wednesday, June 2nd: 1:00-3:15 PM
  • Thursday, June 3rd: 1:00-3:15 PM

First Panel 1:00-2:00 PM, Break from 2:00-2:10 PM, & Second Panel 2:10-3:15 PM. This event will be VIRTUAL.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED MAY 26TH, 2021

Topics Covered

  • Why Russia matters

  • How Russian identity is shaped by its past experiences 

  • Russia’s Economy, Demography and Politics

  • Russian opposition, and protest movements 

  • Russia’s foreign policy, security and defense

  • U.S. Russia relations and the American national interest