The Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) hosted a group of seven students and researchers from the School of World Politics and International Security at the Institute for the U.S. and Canada Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISKRAN). This was ISKRAN’s fifteenth annual visit to CISSM as a part of the joint Collaborative Education and Security Project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The program develops and fosters the next generation of Russian and U.S. leaders in international affairs.
The annual visits provide ISKRAN students the opportunity to meet with experts in the field of international relations and security both at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy (SPP) and CISSM as well as at think tanks, foundations and media outlets in the Washington, D.C., area. Additionally, the ISKRAN students collaborate with their MSPP student counterparts on a joint policy exercise that results in a presentation highlighting areas of potential cooperation between the U.S. and Russian governments.