The Kennan Institute is accepting applications for the 2005 Title VIII Research Workshop Series on "Religion in Post-Soviet Societies." The Workshop Series is designed to serve as a forum in which scholars from a variety of disciplines can discuss the different aspects of religion and religious affiliation, share research findings, and suggest policy recommendations. Applications are due on 1 March 2005.
The December 2004 Short-term grant competition has been suspended. The Kennan Institute will hold competitions for Short-term grants in September 2004, March 2005, June 2005, and September 2005. Continuation of the Short-term grants program beyond September 2005 is contingent on future funding.
Sofia Plagakis has been selected as the Robert H. Baraz Memorial Intern for the 2004-2005 program year.
The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce the results of the 2004-2005 Title VIII Research Scholarship Competition. Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months are available to U.S. scholars in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or to scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. Scholars must have completed their Ph.D. before taking residence at the Kennan Institute. Research Scholarships are funded by the Title VIII Program of the U.S. Department of State.
Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke at the Kennan Institute's 2004 Annual Benefit Dinner on March 25th. The event commemorated Ambassador George F. Kennan's 100th birthday, the 70th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations with Moscow, and the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Secretary of State Colin Powell will speak at the Kennan Institute's 2004 Annual Benefit Dinner on March 25th. The event will commemorate Ambassador George F. Kennan's 100th birthday, the 70th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations with Moscow, and the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The evening will feature a display of Russian antiques and jewelry created by famed Russian court jeweler Fabergé, provided by A La Vieille Russie in New York City, described by Malcolm Forbes as "the prime house of Fabergé in this country." Items will be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds from the evening benefiting the Kennan Institute.
Throughout the past year, the Kennan Institute sponsored a series called "Kultura" to highlight Russia's influence on American performing arts. Russian influence has reached deep into the American cultural landscape...
In this Point of View column, the Kennan Institute's Margaret Paxson discusses the impact of culture on politics at all levels and in building community. "When we come together in admiration of the arts of peoples from around the world, we make real strides toward mutual understanding..."
The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce awards and honors given to Walter Reich, Bertrand M. Patenaude, William Taubman, and Andrew Meier for research and writings related to Russia and the Soviet Union completed in part at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Experts & Staff
- Matthew Rojansky // Director, Kennan Institute
- William E. Pomeranz // Deputy Director, Kennan Institute
- F. Joseph Dresen // Program Associate
- Mary Elizabeth Malinkin // Program Associate
- Mattison Brady // Program Assistant
- Blair A. Ruble // Director, Global Sustainability and Resilience Program, and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute