Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Mark Kramer -- Russia-Ukraine: Post Soviet Politics and Conflict

Thursday, February 4, 2010

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence Reservations required - (401) 228-8657

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The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island brings you another headline event... 

• Ukrainian Presidential Election Heads for February Runoff
• Russia Ends Freeze in Ties with Ukraine
• Ukraine Rivals Compete for Presidency 

RUSSIA-UKRAINE: POST SOVIET POLITICS AND CONFLICT
With DR. MARK KRAMER,
Director of the Harvard Cold War Studies Program and a Senior Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

Professor Kramer has taught at Harvard, Yale, and Brown Universities and was formerly an Academy Scholar in Harvard’s Academy of International and Area Studies and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He has worked extensively in newly opened archives in Russia, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

PLUS... GREAT DECISIONS 2010

You can be part of Great Decisions 2010 and a lively discussion on the companion topic...

Russia and its Neighbors 

Russia's policy of maintaining a "sphere of influence" in former Soviet satellites has been challenged in recent years by movements against pro-Russia regimes. Russia has pushed back by cutting Ukraine's natural gas supply and intervening in Georgia's campaign in South Ossetia. Will Russia regain its traditional leadership role in the region?

You can read about this Great Decisions topic and others on the Foreign Policy Association Website at www.fpa.org/topics4707.

WHEN: Thursday, February 4 at 6:00 P.M. (Great Decisions at 5:00)

WHERE: The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence
Dinner, Guest Speaker and Great Decisions - $35/Members
$40/Non-Members
Student Discount (Credit Cards Accepted)

DETAILS: Check www.worldaffairscouncilri.org  

RESERVE NOW: Email gregchafeewacri@gmail.com or call (401) 228-8657 to reserve. Reservations are necessary.