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November 2018

Summit Diplomacy in the Korean Peninsula

November 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

How could a new peace and security situation be designed on the Korean Peninsula? And what does the diplomatic view look like from Moscow? Dr. Georgy Toloraya, Russian diplomat and academic, will weigh in based on his extensive experience in Korean affairs. A light reception will follow Dr. Toloraya's lecture.Monday, November 5th5:00-6:00 PMReception to followMortara Center for International StudiesRSVP HEREDr. Georgy Toloraya is a diplomat with decades of experience in Korean affairs, having served two postings in North Korea, then…

December 2018

Prospects for Japan-Russia Relations

December 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

When it comes to future strategy toward Russia, Japan must have a Plan B. Taisuke Abiru, expert on Russian politics and senior representative for the government-affiliated Japan Bank for International Cooperation in Moscow, will weigh in on potential opportunities and pitfalls in the Japan-Russia relationship in an increasingly multipolar world.Monday, December 3rd5:00-6:00 PMReception to followMortara Center for International StudiesRSVP HERETaisuke Abiru is Senior Representative for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). He has assumed the current post since January…

Future Calling: Infrastructure Development in Central Asia

December 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies (CERES) and the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) for a joint event celebrating the publication of an ITIC report on infrastructure development in Central Asia. The new report, entitled “Future Calling: Infrastructure Development in Central Asia Unlocking Growth in The Heart of Eurasia,” highlights regional investment opportunities and challenges.The event will feature a keynote address by His Excellency Erzhan Kazykhanov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan, a panel discussion, and a…

January 2019

Ukraine between Russia, the West, and Itself

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join CERES for a public lecture by James Sherr, associate fellow at Chatham House. The lecture will be chaired by Angela Stent, CERES director, with a light reception to follow.Ukraine between Russia, the West, and ItselfMonday, January 285:00-6:00 PM (reception to follow)Alumni HouseRSVP HEREJames Sherr is an associate fellow and former head of the Russia and Eurasia programme (2008-11) at Chatham House. He was a member of the Social Studies Faculty of Oxford University from 1993 to 2012; a…

February 2019

Romania under Communism: Paradox & Degeneration

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Communism has cast a long shadow over Romania. The passage of little over a quarter of a century since the overthrow in December 1989 of Romania’s last Communist leader, Nicolae Ceaușescu, offers a symbolic standpoint from which to penetrate that shadow and to throw light upon the entire period of Communist rule in the country. Dr. Dennis Deletant, in his latest book Romania under Communism: Paradox & Degeneration, explores how Romania’s trajectory as a Communist state within the Soviet bloc…

Western Sanctions and Russia’s Future

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join CERES for a public lecture by Dr Nigel Gould-Davies, associate fellow at Chatham House. The lecture will be chaired by CERES director, Dr Angela Stent.Western Sanctions and Russia’s FutureThursday, February 712:00-1:30 PMMortara Center for International StudiesThis will be a brown bag lunch event. Feel free to bring your own lunch and refreshments will be provided.RSVP HERE***Dr Nigel Gould-Davies is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, and teaches at Mahidol University in Thailand. He previously taught at Oxford University…

March 2019

Book Talk: Russia, BRICS & the Disruption of Global Order

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Russia's leadership in establishing the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) is emblematic of its desire to end US hegemony and rewrite the rules of the international system. In Russia, BRICS, and the Disruption of Global Order, Dr. Rachel Salzman tells the story of why Russia broke with the West, how BRICS came together, and how BRICS has changed since its debut.Join CERES for Dr. Salzman's book talk:Thursday, March 14th12:00-1:30 PMMortara Center for International StudiesThis will be…

Book Talk: Putin’s World by Angela Stent

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On March 20, please join the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies for a book talk with CERES Director Dr. Angela Stent. Dr. Stent will discuss her new book, “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest.” In this timely follow-up to “The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century” (2014), she analyzes present-day Russian motives on the world stage. Dr. Stent will be in conversation with Dr. Andrew Kuchins, CERES Senior Fellow.Dr. Stent's…

April 2019

On-the-Ground in Moscow: From SFS Student to Foreign Correspondent

April 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Joshua Yaffa, a Moscow-based journalist, will share views, impressions, and experiences on reporting from Russia as an American (and Georgetown '03 grad) over the last seven years: from anti-Putin street protests to the Sochi Olympics, from Crimea and the war in Donbas to questions over election interference and collusion in the U.S. He discuss how Russia can seem a different place when you're living there, and how it both is—and isn't—the place depicted in American media and pop culture. Wednesday,…

CERES Conference: Energy & Economics in Central Asia

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Please join CERES for an international, all-day conference entitled, "Energy and Economics in Central Asia"Panel I: Eurasian Economic UnionChair: Andrew Kuchins, Georgetown UniversityMarlene Laruelle, George Washington UniversityJildiz Nicharapova, American University of Central AsiaEvgeny Vinokurov, Eurasian Development Bank Panel II: Domestic Energy and EconomicsNajia Badykova, Antares StrategyTheresa Sabonis-Helf, National Defense UniversityAmbassador Kadyr ToktogulovKeynote Lunch AddressAmbassador Richard Morningstar, Atlantic CouncilPanel III: Foreign Actors in Central AsiaChair: Ambassador William CourtneyEd Chow, Center for Strategic and International StudiesIvan Safranchuk, MGIMO UniversityMatthew Sagers, IHS MarkitRSVP…

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