Program Events

The New York Russia Public Policy Series will host monthly seminars in the New York area that bring together scholars, policymakers, experts, students, and the public to discuss contemporary policy topics of importance to the U.S.-Russia relationship. This series is part of the Russian Studies and Policy program supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.


Russia and the Changing Ideas Industry: Addressing the Decline of Regional Expertise in Academia and the Policy World with Daniel Drezner, Stephen Sestanovich, Alexandra Vacroux, Alexander Cooley and Joshua Tucker, November 30, 2017.

Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: What Happened, What Do We Know, and What Are We Going to Find Out? with Timothy Frye, Seva Gunitsky, Julia Ioffe, and Joshua Tucker, October 23, 2017

Back to the Future in Afghanistan? Prospects for U.S.-Russia Cooperation in a Time of Regional Uncertainty with Barnett Rubin, Ekaterina Stepanova, Dipali Mukhopadyay, Alexander Cooley and Joshua Tucker, October 19, 2017


Learning While Serving: Reflections on Five Years Working International Development and Diplomacy in the Obama Administration with Dr. Sarah Mendelson (moderated by Alexander Cooley), May 3, 2017

Where Are We and What Next? The Impact and the Future of U.S. and EU Ukraine Sanctions with Louis Skyner, April 13, 2017

Russia, the U.S. and the World: A Next Generation Policy Conference, March 31, 2017

The Kremlin Turns Ideological with Masha Lipman (moderated by Yana Gorokhovskaia), March 20, 2017

Inaugural Columbia-NYU New York Russia Public Policy Seminar: "The Reset Trap?" with Stephen Kotkin, Daniel Nexon, Yuval Weber, Alexander Cooley and Joshua Tucker, March 9, 2017

Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia with Samuel Charap (Book Talk), February 15, 2017

Subnational Protests in Russia Post-2012: Identifying Patterns of Street Contention in the Five Years Since Russia’s Winter of Protest with Katerina Tertytchnaya and Yana Gorokhovskaia (moderated by Elise Giuliano), February 7, 2017

Russia in Global Affairs with Dmitry Suslov, Andrei Skriba, Alexander Lukin, Mark Entin and Maksim Bratersky (moderated by Alexander Cooley), January 19, 2017

Revisiting the Axis of Convenience with Bobo Lo, November 16, 2016