The Russian Flagship Program at UNC-Chapel Hill is a joint collaboration between the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES). It is one of eight Russian Language Flagship programs in the United States sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP). The Flagship team includes GSLL Professor Stanislav Shvabrin (RFP director), GSLL Teaching Assistant Professor and CSEEES Associate Director Adnan Džumhur (RFP associate director), GSLL Teaching Assistant Professor Meredith Doubleday (RFP assistant director), and Global Studies MA student Kathryn Goodpaster (RFP program assistant). Follow the Russian Flagship Program on social media. Fall term 2021 events included:
November 15: “From the Siberian Steppe to St. Petersburg: Environmental Issues and Activism in Russia,” by Angelina Davydova, a journalist and expert on international and Russian climate policies.
November 10: Presentation on the Central Asian business world by Paul Cohn, Assurance Service Leader for EY Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
November 4: Discussion with Foreign Service Officer and distinguished UNC-CH alumna Emilie Bruchon ‘97, who shared her experiences in Kyrgyzstan as well as her path through the State Department.
September 24: Conversation with Michele Berdy, arts editor for the Moscow Times and the author of the Russian Word’s Worth, a collection of her columns (link).