Re-Imagining Russia: 20th Anniversary

The Havighurst Center is excited to be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2020.  When the Center was first established in 2000, an Inaugural Lecture and symposium were held under the theme of Imagining Russia.   Twenty years later, we are Re-Imagining Russia through a series of online interviews with some of the participants from the inaugural symposium, getting their thoughts on how the field has developed since then.

August 31
The first interview will be held with Michael McFaul, Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor in International Studies in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University and former Ambassador to Russia (2012-2014) under President Barack Obama. Prior to his nomination to the ambassadorial position, McFaul worked for the U.S. National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and senior director of Russian and Eurasian affairs, where he was the architect of President Obama's "Russian reset" policy.
Watch the interview on the Havighurst Center's YouTube Channel

October 16
Kathryn Stoner, Deputy Director, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford, and Natalia Forrat, Visiting Research Associate, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, University of Michigan, joined Stephen Norris, the Director of the Havighurst Center to discuss "Putin and Putinism."
Watch the discussion on the Havighurst Center's YouTube Channel