Category: Event Recap, News

Title: Recap: SFS Centennial Anniversary Panel “Resurgent Russia”

Date Published: November 25, 2019

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, as a part of the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Centennial Anniversary celebration weekend of special commemorative events, SFS Centennial Fellow and former CNN contributor Jill Dougherty (S’13) joined Julia Gurganus (RASP’94), Visiting Scholar for Carnegie Russia, Dr. Angela Stent, Professor and Director of CERES, and Aleksander Kwasniewski, former President of Poland, for a discussion on “Resurgent Russia.”


In his two decades in power, Vladimir Putin has returned Russia to the world stage, often acting as a disruptor of Western interests. Yet Russia has a GDP the size of that of Italy, a declining population and depends on hydrocarbon exports for much of its national budget. Is Russia indeed resurgent? And how should the West deal with Russia going forward? With both the European Union and the transatlantic alliance under strain, can the West still work together on dealing with Russia?

Panelists: Jill Dougherty (S’13), Centennial Fellow at SFS;
Julia Smith Gurganus (RASP’94), former National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia, Nonresident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment;
Aleksander Kwasniewski, former President of Poland (1995-2005) former Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership at Georgetown University;
Angela Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies