Russia and the West: An Historical Perspective

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Russia and the West: An Historical Perspective will begin on October 25, 2017 1:00pm EDT.

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Panelists discuss the history of Russian foreign policy, and how themes seen through the last century of Russia’s relationship with the West might affect present and future U.S.-Russia relations.

This meeting is the 2017 Russia and Russian-American Relations Lecture.



Anne Applebaum

Columnist, Washington Post; Author, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine

Thomas Graham

Managing Director, Kissinger Associates, Inc.; Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia (2004–2007), National Security Council

Stephen Kotkin

John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Author, Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941


Stephen Sestanovich

George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations