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“Russian Culture and Society Abroad”

Room 1206, Steinhardt - Dietrich Hall, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
February 17, 2009, 6:00PM

The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council (MARBC) and the Wharton Russia Student Society are pleased to invite you to join us on February 17th, 2009 to our second joint forum entitled “Russian Culture and Society Abroad”.

The event, which will begin at 6pm in Room 1206, Steinhardt - Dietrich Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, will feature poetry readings, songs and literary discussions featuring Igor Michalevich-Kaplan, editor-in-chief of “The Coast” magazine, one of the most highly recognizable international art and literature publications, as well as several other contributors to “The Coast”.

Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council (MARBC) and Wharton Russia Student Society began a series of joint events on November 17, 2008 with a forum entitled “The Future of U.S.-Russia Business Ties: Opportunities or Constraints?” The forum featured speakers that provided perspectives on economic, political, and cultural aspects of the U.S-Russia business relationship. The event was a part of the International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which is held to discuss benefits of international education and student exchange worldwide. The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council and Wharton Russia Student Society are pleased to invite you to attend the second joint event which will provide a forum to explore and connect with the Russian culture as it is seen in other parts of the world.

For questions concerning registration please contact Inna Alecksandrovich, Wharton Russia Student Society Executive Officer, by phone: (215) 485-3238, email: innaa@wharton.upenn.edu. For further information concerning the event please contact Val Kogan, President of the Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council, by phone: (215) 708-2628, email: val@ma-rbc.org.

About the Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council. Since 1994, MARBC has worked to foster business relations between Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, while cultivating mutual appreciation of political, economic, cultural, and educational interests. The goal of MARBC is to enable companies based in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region to enhance their positions in Russia and the CIS and to attract Russian businesses to the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region.

About the Wharton Russia Student Society. The Wharton Russia Student Society is an organization of motivated students who are interested in pursuing and exploring business in Russia. The society recognizes the growing importance of Russia as a player in the global business environment, aims to provide programs and opportunities for students to connect to, learn about, and explore their interests in the Russian corporate sector.



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