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Crisis Seminar on the Invasion of Ukraine

Thursday, April 14, 2022

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room, 111 Thayer Street

Join the Watson Institute for an informal discussion of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Watson visiting professor Lyle Goldstein will lead the group discussion, open to all students, faculty, and staff. This week David Dusseault will start the conversation with a discussion of  "Iznyanka - Russia from the Inside, Out: Governance, Energy & Perceptions of Self."

War in Ukraine

David Dusseault, PhD Political Science, University of Helsinki

Over a career that has spanned thirty years, David has cultivated an unique, intimate knowledge of the political, economic and social structures which define the workings of the contemporary Russian state.

His exposure to Russian studies began at Norwich University as a member of the class of 1992 and continued at Brown University as a special student from 1993-1994.

David’s research on Russia further evolved at the Department of Political Science (1995-1999), and Aleksanteri Institute (2004-2011) University of Helsinki, Finland where he was named Acting Professor of Russian Energy Policy in 2009.

From 2011-2015, David was employed as Senior Market Analyst for the Finnish Natural Gas Distribution Company Gasum OY where he had a hand in retooling the company’s strategic vision to match up with evolving European energy market reforms.

His most recent posting saw him as Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sceinces and Humanities at Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia (2018-2022).