Kyle Duchynski Honored for Research at Hoover

Friday, February 22, 2019

Stanford sophomore Kyle Duchynski was honored at a ceremony on January 24th for winning an Introductory Seminars Excellence Award for his project “The Forgotten Fight: The Failings of the Allied Intervention in Siberia,” completed in the Winter 2017–2018 Introductory Seminar, The Soviet Union and the World: Views from the Hoover Archives. The course instructors, Professor and Hoover Senior Fellow Norman Naimark and Robert Conquest Curator for Russia and Eurasia Anatol Shmelev, determined Kyle’s project to be a truly exceptional example of student work.

“This level of excellence is impossible without a commitment to mentorship and student engagement with the course topic,” said Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Russell Berman, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities and director of Stanford Introductory Studies. “We often talk about these seminars as collaborations, and Kyle’s work is a model for the student-teacher interactions that are the heart of Introductory Seminars.”