International Lecture Series – “The Changing Face of Russia”

When: March 14, 2009

Also on:  April 3, 2009 and May 3, 2009

How much do you really know about today’s Russia—the Russia of the 21st Century?  Immediately after 9/11, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered support to the US in its assault on the Taliban.  Then things began to go seriously sour.  If Russia and the US are, as has been suggested, natural allies, what went wrong?  And where does that leave us?

The CIR ILS “The Changing Face of Russia” will answer these questions in three lectures:

  • March 14th with Russia’s New International Posture by Dr. Robert H. Legvold
  • April 3rd with How Sustainable is Russia’s New International Posture by Dr. Anders Åslun
  • May 2nd with The US Response to the ‘New’ Russia by Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering

See the postings under the ILS tab for more information about each lecture.  Tickets to each lecture are Members $15, Non-Members/Guests $20.  Members can purchase the series at the discounted price of $37.[wpsf_product prodid=”48″]

Suggested Readings

  • Shevtsova, Lilia. Russia, Lost in Transition. Washington D.C.: Carnegie Endowment, 2007. 388 pp.
  • McFaul, Michael. Russia’s Unfinished Revolution (Political change from Gorbachev to Putin). Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002. 400 pp.
  • Aron, Leon. Russia’s Revolution(Essays 1989-2006). Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute, 2007. 374 pp. (Most of these essays and others, more current, can be found at Click Here)
  • Aslund, Anders. How Capitalism Was Built (The Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 356 pp.