September 30, 2015

CGI Rising Experts 2014-2015 ReportOver the past year, CGI’s inaugural Rising Experts Program focused on the theme “Beyond Cold-War Thinking: New Approaches to U.S.-Russia Relations in a Global Context.” This program brought together advanced students and young practitioners in the Washington area to identify ways in which U.S.-Russian engagement can be directed toward addressing emerging global challenges. The program featured guest speakers with participants meeting once a month to discuss a wide range of issues related to the theme and to share their own research on the topic.

In its latest publication, CGI presents a selection of capstone essays by graduates of the 2014-2015 Rising Experts Program.

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Table of Contents:

  • Forward Thinking: Hurdles and Opportunities to Russia’s Modernization Agenda
    Alec Albright, M.A. Candidate, Georgetown University
  • Obstacles and Opportunities in Preventing and Managing Civil Wars
    Korneliya Bachiyska, PhD, American University
  • Is Friendship Possible? An Outlook for the Future of Sino-Russian Relations
    Leslie Martin, M.A. Candidate, Georgetown University
  • U.S.-Russia Relations in the Context of Cold War 2.0: Attitudes, Approaches, and the Potential of Public Diplomacy
    Yelena Osipova, PhD Candidate, American University


2014-2015 Rising Expert Profiles