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  • Bishkek: Central Asian Studies

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    Central Asian Studies is an innovative program preparing students for international careers. Based in the fascinating and historically significant region of Central Asia, this program combines our intensive Russian as a Second Language course with an expansive study of the history, culture, and geopolitics of the region.

    The semester program includes travel to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turmenistan. In summer, travel to Uzbekistan and spend a week on horseback in the Kyrgyz mountains.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English and Russian
    Location:
    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Terms:
    Spring, Summer, Fall
    Topics:
    Anthropology, Central Asian Languages, Geopolitics, History, Identity Studies, International Relations, Russian Language
  • Kyiv: Identity and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space

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    Based in Kyiv, Ukraine, this program takes you to Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia to discuss with local experts the conflicts in all these states, both past and present. You will explore identity as it is shaped by history and culture and consider how group interests and foreign interests influence policy-making and governance in multi-ethnic states. You will search for pragmatic solutions using the experience you gain on the ground. This program provides invaluable experience for anyone interested in diplomacy, policy, or conflict studies. 

    This program includes Russian as a Second Language study at all levels.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English and Russian
    Location:
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Terms:
    Spring, Fall
    Topics:
    Conflict Studies, Diplomacy, Geopolitics, History, Identity Studies, International Relations, Russian Language, Ukrainian Language
  • Moscow: Diplomacy and International Relations at MGIMO

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    Study alongside Russia's future political and business leaders at Russia's leading institution for international studies. Choose from an extensive list of courses in Russian or English and enjoy regular opportunities to attend talks given by visiting diplomats, politicians, economists, religious leaders, and other experts. 

    Additional out-of-classroom activities take advantage of the wide intellectual and cultural resources of Moscow in a hands-on program designed to give you broad perspectives on Russian history, geography, international relations, economics, politics, and demographics

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    Russian and English
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
    Terms:
    Spring, Fall
    Topics:
    Business & Economics, Diplomacy, Geopolitics, International Relations, Law, Russian Language, Sociology
  • Russia & CEE: Winds of Change

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    In 1991 the Soviet Union collapsed, leaving the United States alone as the world’s superpower. These four immersive weeks will see us working to understand why the winds of change blew across communist Russia and its central and east European satellites during the 1980s and why these events are the essential backdrop for understanding current events, some thirty years later. Why did Mikhail Gorbachev seek to reform the Soviet challenge to Western hegemony and how did the population at home and in the Warsaw Pact countries take advantage of this situation? Why did liberal democracy have so much difficulty then solidifying itself across this space in the decades after? And why does Vladimir Putin once again poise a real challenge to the US and the independent countries which surround him?   

    This program will travel to four former communist nations (Russia, Poland, Germany, and Ukraine) to examine this time of change and its lasting legacy in the region.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    Berlin, Germany;
    Warsaw, Poland;
    Moscow, Russia;
    St. Petersburg, Russia;
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Anthropology, Geopolitics, History, Sociology
  • St. Petersburg Online: Perspectives on US-Russia Relations, Part II

    Short Course

    2020 has provided us with many opportunities to look at the world from varying perspectives, to consider the rise of globalism and its effects, and to evaluate the relationships between countries. Join us online as we examine the US-Russia relationship in depth from the perpective of foreign policy.

    In Part I* of this course we looked at US-Russia relations through the lenses of history, national behavior, and the media. Participation in Part I is not necessary to participate in Part II.

    4 Saturdays 10:00am-12:15pm EST

    Short Course

    Snapshot

    Topics:
    Diplomacy, Geopolitics, History, International Relations
  • St. Petersburg: The Changing Energy Landscape

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    An increasingly serious attitude toward the Paris Agreement implies a substantial change to world economics through decarbonization efforts. This will require considerable cooperation between the hydrocarbon resource countries and energy consumers. There are many geopolitical and economic obstacles and it is of paramount importance to foster discussion on the future of energy in a decarbonized world.

    This interdisciplinary course is aimed at students of economics, business, world economy, political science, international relations, energy studies/security, and sustainability studies.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Terms:
    Summer
    Topics:
    Business & Economics, Energy Studies, Geopolitics, International Relations, Russian Language, Sustainability
  • Warsaw: Security and Society in the Information Age

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    Designed and launched jointly in 2015 by SRAS and Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland, this unique program addresses global issues from unique perspectives. Courses in security studies, cybersecurity, terrorism & hybrid threats, democracy studies, international relations, diplomacy, identity, Jewish studies, and more. Build your resume even more with a research internship at the Terrorism Research Center.

    Study Abroad

    Snapshot

    Language:
    English
    Location:
    Warsaw, Poland
    Terms:
    Summer, Fall, Spring
    Topics:
    Cybersecurity, Diplomacy, Geopolitics, History, International Relations, Internships, Jewish Studies, Polish Language, Security Studies, Sociology