US – Russia Educational Conference

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please join us for US – Russia Educational Conference to be held April 9 – 10, 2016 in Washington, DC to discuss and generate new ideas for cooperation between the American and Russian universities. 

Below please find the preliminary Forum agenda but there is room for additional participants and speakers interested in sharing their experience or in developing new exchange programs.  

There will be also a reunion party at the Russian Embassy for the graduates of the Russian universities working in the United States and for the graduates of American universities interested in building science and educational contacts in Russia.

Those who are interested or need more information please fill out the form below and send it to: Forum@RussiaHouse.org  or register at www.RussiaHouse.org/wrf.php

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We are looking forward to welcoming you in Washington on April at GWU..

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Preliminary Program

Saturday, April 9; 10 AM – 5.00PM; George Washington University, Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street, NW, 6th floor.

10.00 - 10.30 AM: Welcoming remarks from organizers and special guests

Peter Rollberg, Director, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University

Hon. Sergei Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to the United States

Edward Lozansky, President, American University in Moscow   

10.30 AM- 1.00 PM:

James Carden, American Committee for East-West Accord, "The role of academic exchanges in time of crisis in US – Russia relations"

Mikhail Strikhanov, Rector, National Research Nuclear University, "International Science and Educational Programs at NRNU” 

Oleg Zhiganov, Director, Russian Cultural Center, "Opportunities for US-Russia educational Exchanges”

Joan Mower, Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Development and International Media Training, "International Media Training: Opportunities for US-Russia Cooperation"

Ilya Ilyin, Dean, Department of Global Affairs at Moscow State University - "International Science and Educational Programs at Moscow State University

Paul Robinson, Vice-Dean, Department of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, "Academic exchanges in contexts of Russian-Canadian relations”

Richard Robin, Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, "US -Russia Distance Learning Potential"

Steven Harding, Professor, Harvard University, "Building communication bridges for the future generations of world’s leaders”

1.00 - 2.00 PM – Lunch break

2.00 – 4.30 PM

Sigfried Hecker, Professor, Stanford University, US - Russia Nuclear Security Educational Programs (TBC)

Lubov Vartikovsky, National Institute of Health, Russian – American Science Association, "Development of cooperation between American and Russian scientists”

Alexander Arefiev, Sociological Center, Russian Ministry of Science and Education, "New Tendencies in the education of American students in Russia”

Andrei Rezaev, Professor, St. Petersburg State University, "TANDEM” – a joint US – Russia research program”.

Grigory Klucharev, Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, "Perspectives and problems in distance education in Russia”.

Other speakers which sign up for presentations

4.30 - 5.00 PM Cconcluding remarks

6.30 - 8.30 PM Reception at the Russian Embassy, 2650 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Sunday, April 10; 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM, Russian Cultural Center, 1825 Phelps Place, NW

Follow up meetings and discussions, including online presentations from US & Russian universities

For additional information or suggestions please write to:

Forum@RussiaHouse.org or to <Lozansky@gmail.com

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