Russia in Global Affairs

Thursday, January 19, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building 420 West 118th Street)

Please join the Harriman Institute's Program on U.S.-Russia Relations and Russian Studies & Policy lecture series for a presentation of a special issue, devoted to Russia's foreign policy, of Strategic Analysis, the bimonthly journal of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Support for this event was provided in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

At the turn of the 21st century, the world entered a new period of development. The customary bipolar system that prevailed after World War II had collapsed following the self-destruction of one of its poles. Russia’s refusal to follow the Western course is only the first poignant sign of confrontation between the West’s united world project and the emerging multipolar world. So at this point, the post-bipolar world can be described as interim and transitional from the global dominance of the West after the end of the Cold War to a multipolar world, which is still forming (and no one knows if it can become a reality). In a multipolar world the influence of the Western centre of power will diminish, while that of the other centres (China, India, Brazil, etc.) will grow. New centres of power will try to create zones of influence around their borders by snatching influence there from the West.
 
Presenters:
 
Alexander Lukin, Director of the Center for East Asian and Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Studies at MGIMO University and Head of the Department of International Relations at Higher
School of Economics.
 
Maxim Bratersky, Professor at Department of International Relations, National Research
University Higher School of Economics, Moscow and Director of the IMESS double-degree
Masters Program at HSE.
 
Dmitry Suslov, Deputy Director, Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies,
National Research University Higher School of Economics and programme director of the Valdai
Discussion Club.
 
Andrei Skriba, Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations, National
Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation.
 
Mark Entin, Professor at the Department of European Law at Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Foreign Ministry (MGIMO University).
 
Moderators:
 
Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute; Claire Tow Professor of Political Science, Barnard College
 
Kimberly Marten, Director, Program on U.S.-Russia Relations, Harriman Institute; Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College.