U.S.-Russia educational forum

Preliminary agenda

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
Veniamin Kaganov, Deputy Minister of Science and Education via Video
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 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
Lubov Vartikovsky, National Institute of Health, Russian – American Science Association, “Development of cooperation between American and Russian scientists”
Paul Robinson, Vice-Dean, Department of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, “Academic exchanges in contexts of Russian-Canadian relations”
Sergei Myasoedov, Vice-rector, The Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA); Ph.D (Ec. and Sociology). "US-Russian educational cooperation in liberal arts and management. How we see the new opportunities from the biggest national University of RANEPA"
Richard Robin, Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, "US -Russia Distance Learning Potential"

1.00 - 2.00 PM – Lunch break

2.00 – 4.30 PM
Sigfried Hecker, Professor, Stanford University, US - Russia Nuclear Security Educational Programs (TBC)
Steven Harding, Professor, Harvard University, “Building communication bridges for the future generations of world’s leaders”
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”.
Sam Potolicchio, Director of Global Education, Georgetown University and Professor and Department Chair, RANEPA (Moscow), "International Exchange and the Future of Higher Education"
Irina Mukhina, Innovative Educational Center of Arts and Sciences, “Canadian Experience in International Educational Cooperation”

4.30 - 5.00 PM Concluding 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 please write to: Forum@RussiaHouse.org or Lozansky@gmail.com

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