20 February 2017

MGIMO Welcomes Delegation From Kennan Institute

February 20th, a delegation from the Kennan Institute, headed by its Director Matthew Rojansky came to MGIMO for a meeting with the University’s Rector Anatoly Torkunov and the Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs, Andrey Baykov.

The sides discussed ways to improve relations between Russia and the United States, the opportunities for cooperation in research and education, and a possible partnership in the framework of the University Consortium. Members of the Kennan Institute suggested holding a joint conference in autumn 2017.

The Kennan Institute was founded, as a division of the Wilson International Center for Scholars in December 1974, by Ambassador George Kennan, Wilson Center Director James Billington, and historian Frederick Starr. Named after George Kennan «the Elder» (1845-1924), an explorer of Russia, the Kennan Institute has for mission to improve American knowledge about Russia, Ukraine, and other states in the region.

The Institute organizes residential scholarships for academics, journalists and government officials. It also conducts conferences, sets up events in cooperation with its international partners and publishes reports and articles.

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