Russian Diaspora & Cultural Diplomacy Conference

Russian Diaspora & Cultural Diplomacy Conference

November 15, 2013
New York City

RACH-C celebrated ten years of service to the Russian community with The Russian Diaspora and Cultural Diplomacy Conference at New York University

The Russian Diaspora is a significant immigrant constituency in America. This conference examined its history, its present reality, and its future potential. It considered applicable experiences and best practices of other US Diasporas. It also reflected on the possible contribution of the Russian American community, through cultural diplomacy, as an instrument for mutual understanding and common purpose. Perspective and commentary were provided by distinguished members of the American and Russian academic community and other accomplished political, community, cultural and business leaders.



The Russian Diaspora and Cultural Diplomacy Conference was proposed by the Russian American Cultural Heritage Center to

celebrate its tenth year of community service; marking a long, successful history of preserving and sharing Russian American Culture.  The NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia is proud to partner with RACH-C on the organization and development of this notable event.

     –  Dr. Yanni Kotsonis, Director of the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia



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The conference was held at NYU, and featured four panel discussions:

Please download the conference schedule to learn more about the speakers and timing of each panel session.

Panel I  |  The nature of the “Russian Diaspora” in the United States: the tradition of preserving and promoting national culture.
Panel II  |  Cultural Diplomacy: historical traditions and challenges of our times.
Panel III  |  Cultural Diplomacy: resources and capabilities of national diasporas.

Panel IV  |  Projects and Programs for the Diaspora: how to become visible and useful for the development of Russian-American dialogue.


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Event Press (In Russian): Luchnik [PDF] / Golos Ameriki [PDF] / Gorchakov Fund [PDF] / Russian Church USA [PDF] / Russian Church USA (with photos) [PDF] / Reporter [PDF] / Reporter (Nov. 19, 2013) [PDF] / Komsomolskaya Pravda [PDF] / Moscow Compatriots Abroad [PDF] / ITAR-TASS vis EuroNews [PDF] / Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs [PDF]