How do Putin and the Russian government see themselves on the global stage? Come to the Wende Museum for a special discussion on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 with Russia expert Angela Stent, who will illuminate how Russia has emerged from the ashes of the Cold War to become a world power. Stent will discuss Russia’s key relationships with countries that are at odds with many in the West, including Russia’s backing of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, its support of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, and its growing strategic partnership with Iran. Stent will also discuss relations between Russia and China, and how a stronger partnership between the two could pose a threat to the US.
Angela Stent is the director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and a professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University. She is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on post-Soviet affairs. From 2004 to 2006, she served as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. She is the author of The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century, for which she won the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Douglas Dillon prize for the best book on the practice of American diplomacy.
Robert English (moderator) is an associate professor of International Relations, Slavic Languages and Literature, and Environmental Studies at USC. He served as the director of the School of International Relations from 2013 to 2016. English formerly worked as a policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense and the Committee for National Security. He is presently working on a book-length study entitled Our Serbian Brethren: History, Myth, and the Politics of Russian National Identity.
This is a ticketed event. Please purchase tickets before 12 p.m. on Friday, April 12. Wende email subscribers can receive the special member price of $30 by using the code WENDE. Go to the ad on the right side of the page for the Wende Museum, and click through to the site.
6 p.m.: Exhibition viewing and reception
7 p.m.: Talk by Angela Stent, moderated by Robert English
Co-presented by the Wende Museum and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council