The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University have held a series of joint conferences and student policy workshops on “Grand Challenges in Russia-U.S. Relations” since 2017. The two universities have organized four joint conferences in Medford, Massachusetts (November 2017 and April 2019) and Moscow, Russia (May 2018  and March 2019) as well as two joint student policy workshops students in Moscow (March 2018 and March 2019) on a host of contemporary issues in Russia-U.S. relations. The next joint MGIMO-Fletcher conference and student policy workshop will be held in March 2022 in Moscow, Russia.

The goals of the joint MGIMO-Fletcher conference series are to examine both the depth and scope of disagreements between the United States and Russia, assess the potential for bilateral cooperation in the areas of shared interests, educate future U.S. and Russian decision-makers, and foster mutual understanding between Russian and American scholars and practitioners. For more information about joint MGIMO-Fletcher conferences and policy workshops, please see the following links: