Administration & Governance


Now that the Russian-American Institute’s academic programs in Moscow have been suspended, as explained in “About RAI,” the offices in Moscow have been closed and RAI no longer has any employees in Russia.

The U. S. office of the Russian-American Institute is located in Wheaton, Illinois, and the mailing address is P.O Box 1182, Wheaton, Illinois, 60187-1182. The office of the President, Dr. John A. Bernbaum, is located in his home office in Silver Spring, Maryland. The President, together with RAI’s Board of Trustees, work together as a team on the new priorities of the Institute as outlined in the letter to RAI’s supporters and friends on January 14, 2015.

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the institute and is legally responsible for establishing and maintaining the mission of the institute. Board members serve three year terms. The Board’s primary responsibilities include appointing and reviewing the work of the chief staff officer (President), reviewing the institute’s budget and financial plans, and enhancing the institute’s public image.
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