• Russia Against the West and with the Rest
    April 16, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How does Putin and the Russian government see themselves on the global stage? Join us April 16 for a special discussion with Russia expert Angela Stent and a private viewing of the galleries at the Wende Museum of the Cold War. Stent will discuss how Russia has emerged from the ashes of the Cold War to become a world power. She will talk about Russia’s key relationships with countries that are at odds with many in the West including Russia’s backing of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, its support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and its growing strategic partnership with Iran. Stent will also discuss relations between Russia and China, and how a stronger partnership between the two could pose a threat to the US.

6:00 P.M. Early access to the Wende Museum and light refreshments

7:00 P.M. Talk with Angela Stent

Angela StentAngela Stent is director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and a professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University. She is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on post-Soviet affairs. From 2004 to 2006, she served as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. She is the author of The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century, for which she won the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Douglas Dillon prize for the best book on the practice of American diplomacy.



Robert EnglishRobert English is Associate Professor of International Relations, Slavic Languages and Literature, and Environmental Studies at the University of Southern California. He served as the Director of the School of International Relations from 2013-2016. English has been with USC since 2001, and previously taught at John Hopkins University. He formerly worked as a policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense and the Committee for National Security. English studies Russia, the former USSR, and Eastern Europe, with a focus ranging from general issues of regional relations to specific questions of ethnicity, identity, and nationalism. He is presently working on a book-length study entitled Our Serbian Brethren: History, Myth, and the Politics of Russian National Identity.

Wende Museum
10808 Culver Blvd, Culver City CA 90230

Please reserve no later than 12:00 pm on Friday, April 12. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 pm on Friday, April 12 in order to receive a refund.