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KSU faculty and staff can nominate a country from the Americas to be the focus of the 2019-2010 Annual Country Study Program. Nomination deadline is Feb. 27th at 11:59 pm.


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The 2016-2017 academic year at Kennesaw State University is thYear of Russiae Year of Russia. For the 32nd annual country study program, the University will host a series of guest speakers, conferences, art exhibits, and other cultural activities throughout the year designed to promote a deeper appreciation for and understanding of Russia and its people.

Be sure to visit this site regularly to learn more about upcoming events, classes and conferences, and, of course, to learn more about Russia.

If you have any questions about the Year of Russia and related events, please contact Dr. Dan Paracka, Director of Academic Initiatives, at

The Division of Global Affairs also wants to thank students in Professor Carole Mauge-Lewis's Design Practicum (ART 4030) for their efforts designing The Year of Russia's marketing materials. This year's logo was designed by student Colette Leima.

Featured Fall Events

  • Russian Masterworks of Early 20th Century

    September 7, 2016

    8PM, Bailey Center.

    Performed by KSU Symphony, featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (with Artist-in-Residence Robert Henry), Anatoly Lyadov’s settings of Eight Russian Folk Songs, and a suite from Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird

    • Year of Russia Day

      October 19, 2016

      12:30pm - 2:00pm, KSU Campus Student Center

      Featuring folk song and dance performances by the Atlanta Balalaika Society

    • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at KSU

      November 11, 2016

      8:00 PM, Morgan Concert Hall, Bailey Performance Center

      The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra returns to KSU for an exciting and fiery program! Stravinsky's magical Firebird Suite launched his career composing ballets and is one of the Orchestra's signature pieces.

    • KSU Wind Ensemble / Wind Symphony Concert

      November 14, 2016

      8:00 PM, Morgan Concert Hall, Bailey Performance Center

      Features performances of Russian musical pieces such as Procession of the Nobles and Russian Christmas Music.


    Featured Spring Events

    • A Punk Prayer from Moscow to the World: Pussy Riot, Civil Disobedience, and the Digital Age

      March 9, 2016 - 12:30 - 2pm, SO 1019

      KSU Panelists:
      Letizia Guglielmo, Associate Professor of English,

      Stacy Keltner, Professor of Philosophy

      Ashley McFarland - Instructor of Gender and Women's Studies

      (Band Youtube Channel)

      • International Symposium: U.S. / Russian Relations in Global Context

        March 16-17, 2017

        Featured Presentation:
        Russia’s Foreign Policy

        Andrei P. Tsygankov, Professor of Political Science and International Relations San Francisco State University

      • The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

        March 16-26th, 2017

        Stillwell Theatre

      • Russian Folk Music Concert

        April 22nd, 2017

        Bailey Performance Center

        Featuring the Atlanta Balalaika Society


        Upcoming Events

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        • Jan26
          Year of Russia: Russia’s Domestic Politics Time: 12:30 pm Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 1019
        • Jan30
          Year of Russia- Spring Film festival Time: 06:30 pm Location: Please view our link for location information.
        • Jan31
          Year of Russia- Spring Film festival Time: 06:30 pm Location: Please view our link for location information.