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US-Russia Experts Forum

The US-Russia Experts Forum (Forum) equipped high level experts from both nations with the necessary tools for collaborating on policy briefs at US think tanks, governmental agencies, and research centers.

A program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, the Forum ultimately culminating in the development of policy recommendations and conclusions, and the establishment of long-standing bilateral partnerships.

This project is now closed.


Foster dialogue between US and Russian experts on policy issues and thematically linked topics affecting the relationship between the two nations

 Develop a public policy community of US and Russian experts who share common goals and experiences

 Expose Russian experts to the structure and work of the US think tank community and strengthen their knowledge of the nexus between policy makers and the independent research community in the United States

 Develop the Russian capacity to inject ideas into policy making processes and into public dialogue on policy issues

• Enable institutions in both nations to transform research findings into usable policy recommendations

Project Activities

U.S. and Russian experts were matched according to their particular research focus and professional expertise for ten weeks of collaborative policy research. Experts participated in opening and closing workshops in Washington, DC, and jointly presented their co-authored policy briefs at a final conference in Moscow, Russia at the conclusion of the program.

US Forum host institutions have included the following, among others:

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

 Federal Judicial Center

• Heritage Foundation

• Hudson Institute

•  Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM)

•  Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science

•  International Intellectual Property Institute

•  National Academy of Public Administration

•  National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)

•  Nixon Center

•  Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

•  Stimson Center

•  The Rand Corporation

•  Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center