Category: Event Recap, News

Title: CERES 60th Anniversary Conference

Date Published: November 20, 2019


On November 15, 2019, CERES hosted its 60th anniversary conference at Kimpton Glover Park hotel. The conference brought together scholars, foreign policy experts, and practitioners for a day-long discussion of new developments in the region.

The full conference can be viewed here. For videos of each panel, please click below:

Keynote Lunch Address: Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005). Distinguished Visiting Professor at CERES (2006-2010)

Panel I: Whither Russia?

Chair: Angela Stent, Director of CERES, Georgetown University

Eugene Rumer (RASP ‘84), Director, Carnegie Endowment Russia & Eurasia

Program. Former National Intelligence Officer for Russia & Eurasia 

David Salvo (CERES’07), Deputy Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States. Former Advisor on Europe and Eurasia to the Deputy Secretary of State.

Valerie Sperling (RASP’91), Professor of Political Science, Clark University. Author of Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia.

Panel II: Populism, Frozen Conflicts and the Emerging Balkans

Chair: Kathleen Smith, Teaching Professor, CERES, Georgetown University

Lyndon Allin (CERES’01), Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie. Formerly OSCE Representative in Moldova.

Paula Ganga (CERES’12), Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University.

Eric Rubin, President, American Foreign Policy Association. Former Ambassador to Bulgaria and Adjunct CERES professor.

Concluding Remarks: Angela Stent, Director of CERES, presenting the CERES/Carnegie Corporation Report on the State of Russia/Eurasia Studies in the United States.


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