Putin`s Third Term: - The George Washington University

Putin’s Third Term:
Assessments Amid Crisis
Mark Galeotti, Professor of Global Affairs, NYU
Harley D. Balzer, Associate Professor of Government and International Affairs,
Georgetown University
Robert Orttung, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs, GWU
Konstantin Avramov, Program Director, CGI (moderator)
Russia's turbulent year has prompted numerous questions on the country's long-term trajectory under the
leadership of President Vladimir Putin. Can Russia rebound from its current economic crisis? What, if any,
vestiges of cooperation with the West exist for 2015 and beyond? What is the Kremlin’s domestic policy and
how is it adjusting to the rapidly evolving world around it?
The Center on Global Interests and The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at The George
Washington University are pleased to invite you to a lunch discussion with Mark Galeotti, Harley D. Balzer,
and Robert Orttung on assessing Russia's challenges and prospects at the mid-point of President Putin's third
term. The event will mark the release of CGI's latest report, Putin’s Third Term: Assessments Amid Crisis, coauthored by Harley D. Balzer, Mark Galeotti, and Richard Sakwa of the University of Kent. CGI Program
Director Konstantin Avramov will moderate the discussion.
Lunch will be served. Space is limited: please RSVP to the email indicated below.
Harley D. Balzer is Associate Professor of Government and International Affairs and an Associate Faculty Member of
the Department of History at Georgetown University. From 1987 to August 2001 he served as Director of the
University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies. Prof. Balzer is working on a forthcoming
comparative project on Russian and Chinese integration in the global economy.
Mark Galeotti is Professor of Global Affairs and the academic director of the Transnational Security concentration of
the MS in Global Affairs program at New York University. He has served as an advisor to the British Foreign Office
and has worked with a wide range of commercial, law enforcement and government agencies, from the State
Department to Interpol. His latest book is Russia’s Wars in Chechnya (Osprey Publishers, 2014).
Robert Orttung is assistant director of IERES. He is currently finishing a book on the Sochi Olympics (co-authored
with Sufian Zhemukhov) and their impact on Russian politics.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lindner Commons, 1957 E St. NW, Room 602
Please RSVP to [email protected]
This event is on the record.
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