From April 1 to April 8, 2012, the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) hosted a group of Russian students and faculty from Moscow’s Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies (ISKRAN). This was ISKRAN’s ninth annual visit to CISSM. The visit was part of the joint Collaborative Education and Security Project, 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 stay, the ISKRAN students received hands-on policy making experience by working with Maryland School of Public Policy (MSPP) students on joint policy memoranda, met with experts and policy-makers from think tanks and institutions in Washington, D.C., and took part in seminars with MSPP faculty. This report describes their visit.