Application Deadline Extension: Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia

Due to the way the field of Russian Studies has been affected by the war in Ukraine, the application deadline for the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR) is extended to April 4, 2022.  The Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia will be held online from July 6 – 29. 

The MSSR welcomes applications from graduate students. Advanced Russian language skills are required. English and Russian are the working languages of MSSR. The Monterey Symposium is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The MSSR 2022 curriculum is under revision now. It will include teaching modules on disinformation and manufacturing consent, the history of Ukraine, protest art, nationalism and radicalism, U.S.-Russia relations, Russian foreign policy, culture and mindset, NATO and Russia, regional conflicts, arms control and international security, and cyber security. It will feature a Harvard Negotiation Bootcamp on regional conflicts, an Oxford debate module and a module on making online/TV presentations. The curriculum will be taught by leading scholars, practitioners and journalists from the United States, Europe and Russia.

For more information about the application process and previous Monterey Summer Symposia, please visit

If you or your students have any questions about the 2022 Symposium, please contact Anna Vassilieva at or Jarlath McGuckin at