Once a year the UC organizes a conference in one of our three regions. The conferences provide important opportunities for exposure, immersion, and dialogue among scholars and students from Russia, Europe, and the US.
The UC invites scholars, think-tank experts and officials (former and current) to discuss current trends and problems in Russia-West relations and identify potential policy prescriptions. These senior-scholar-focused conferences provide fresh opportunities for multilateral thinking about old problems and highlight the intellectual and affective benefits of tri-regional engagement among Russians, Europeans, and Americans. As the situation in Russia-Western relations worsens, many communication channels have been closed, and the UC becomes an increasingly rare platform for mutual meetings and conversations even for our senior network members.
Not least, these senior-driven meetings set the example for constructive, but honest, dialogue for the younger generations in the audience. Groups of UC Fellows are invited to the UC’s Annual Conference and are encouraged to network and participate actively in all conference discussions.