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"Putin's Russia" theme of Havighurst Symposium

11/11/2011

The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University will host a symposium on "Putin's Russia" Nov. 15-16.

Panel discussions will be led by experts including Andrei Illarionov, who served as economic adviser to former Russian President Vladimir Putin from 2000 through 2005; Moscow Times correspondent and journalist Yulia Latynina, recipient of a Freedom Defenders Award from the U.S. Secretary of State; and Carnegie Moscow Center Scholars Nikolay Petrov and Maria Lipman.

Andrei Illarionov, now a senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, will present the annual Havighurst Lecture on “Putin’s Russia and the Siloviki’s Corporatist State” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in 111 Harrison Hall.

Symposium, panel discussions will also be led by scholars from the New Economic School in Moscow, the University of Kent at Canterbury and University College, London.

Panel topics range from “The Authoritarian Moment in Russia” to “Can the Russian Economy Survive a Third Putin Term?” and “Can State Control of the Russian Media Get Any Worse?”

Sessions Nov. 15 will be held in 186 Marcum Conference Center and 111 Harrison Hall; sessions Nov. 16 will be held in 186 Marcum Center.

A student poster session will be held 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Marcum Conference Center.

The conference is open to the public. A full schedule is available online.

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