March 2018 Student Policy Workshop

From March 15-25, a delegation of 15 students from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy traveled on the first-ever spring break study trip to Russia, organized by the Russia and Eurasia Program. The students explored Moscow and Saint Petersburg, met with Russian experts and decision-makers, and participated in a policy workshop alongside 15 students from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University).

The spring break exchange offered students the opportunity to learn more about Russia while seeking common ground with their counterparts in Russia on issues of global significance. The inaugural study trip focused on two contentious topics: cyber security and the North Korean crisis. Throughout the week, the students negotiated both issues, ultimately crafting two policy memos with recommendations for both the U.S. and Russian governments.

In addition to working on their policy proposals, the students had the opportunity to discuss Eurasian economic integration at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, witness the recent Russian presidential election, indulge in various Eurasian cuisines, and take in a variety of historical sites.

The study trip was part of the U.S.-Russia Relations Initiative sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York. We are thankful for the support of our sponsors, partners, and volunteers. Please see the program summary, agenda, policy memos and photos and videos.

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