From March 27, 2017 to April 3, 2017, CISSM hosted a group of six students and a faculty member from Moscow’s Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies (ISKRAN). This was ISKRAN’s fourteenth annual visit to CISSM. The visit was part of the joint Collaborative Education and Cooperative Security project, which was launched in 2004 and is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, to develop and foster the next generation of Russian and U.S. leaders in security policy and foreign affairs.
During their one-week visit to the University of Maryland and Washington, D.C., Russian graduate students participated in a joint policy exercise on strategic arms control with School of Public Policy students, discussed the current state of U.S.-Russian bilateral relationship with School of Public Policy faculty and D.C.-based experts and policymakers, and enjoyed building new friendships with their American counterparts.
CISSM’s successful partnership with ISKRAN will continue under a new $500,000 grant awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The 2-year award will enable CISSM to pursue research on U.S.-Russia security and conduct educational exchanges with ISKRAN’s School of World Politics.