The Education, Culture, Sports, and Media Working Group is focused on developing connections and innovative collaborations to promote new dialogue and understanding between the people of the United States and Russia.
Working Group Chairpersons:
U.S. Chairperson: The Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel
Russia Chairperson: Special Presidential Representative for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail E. Shvydkoy
Education: Meghann Curtis, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs
Culture: Chris Miner, Managing Director of Professional and Cultural Programs, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs
Sports: Cynthia Gire, Division Chief, SportsUnited, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs
Media: Macon Phillips, Coordinator, Bureau of International Information Programs