Conference. U.S. Politics in the Age of Trump: Implications for Foreign Policy and U.S.-Russia Relations

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 to Friday, April 27, 2018
 
HARRIMAN-IMEMO CONFERENCE

This event is supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is part of our Russian Studies & Policy event series.

 
Wednesday, April 25
3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Location: New York University Jordan Center, 19 University Place, 2nd Floor

“Social Media and Political Influence: The State of Academic Research”

Joshua Tucker, Professor of Politics, Director of the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, New York University; Founder and Editor of the Monkey Cage blog in The Washington Post

 

Thursday, April 26
9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building Room 707, 420 West 118th Street

“The State of U.S. Academic Research on Russia and Russian Politics”

Timothy Frye, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

10:00 AM-11:15 AM

Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building Room 707, 420 West 118th Street

“Is there a Future for Democracy Promotion in U.S. Foreign Policy?”

Lincoln Mitchell, Political Analyst, Democracy and Governance Consultant, and author of The Democracy Promotion Paradox

Additional Presentation by Aleksei Davydov, Junior Research Fellow, Center for North American Studies (IMEMO)

12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building Room 1219, 420 West 118th Street

“The Current State of U.S. Domestic Politics and Policy Towards Russia: Views from Moscow and London”

Victoria Zhuravleva, Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)

Samuel Greene, Director, King’s Russia Institute, King’s College, London

Moderator: Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

Location: Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Room 109

“U.S. Sanctions Towards Iran and Russia”

Richard Nephew, Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy and author of The Art of Sanctions

3:45 PM-5:00 PM

Location: Columbia University, Slavic Department Library, Hamilton Hall, Room 713

“U.S. Media Coverage of Russia During the Trump Era”

Keith Gessen, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Columbia University, a Founding Editor of n+1, and a contributor to The New Yorker and The London Review of Books

Sophie Pinkham, Slavic Studies Department, Columbia University; Journalist and author of Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

Additional Presentation by Anastasiia Bunina, Junior Research Fellow, Center for North American Studies (IMEMO)

 

Friday, April 27
12:45 PM-4:00 PM

Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building Room 1219, 420 West 118th Street

“Domestic Political Polarization in U.S. Foreign Policy: The End of Elite Consensus?”

Paul Musgrave, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Additional Presentations by:

Ekaterina Lobastova, Junior Research Fellow, Center for North American Studies (IMEMO)

Zaur Mamedyarov, Junior Research Fellow, Department of Science and Innovation (IMEMO)

Nataliya Shapiro, Junior Research Fellow, Center for International Security (IMEMO)

Svetlana Zolina, Junior Research Fellow, Center for Energy Research (IMEMO)

 

Presentations:

Bunina, Anastasia, "Foreign Agents in Russia and the U.S."

Davydov, Alexei, "U.S. Democracy Promotion: General Observations"

Lobastova, Ekaterina, "Economic Strongholds of Today: The Struggle to Maintain its Power in the Changing Economic World Order"

Mamedyarov, Zaur, "Big Pharma's Productivity Challenges: Implications for Healthcare"

Shapiro, Nataliya, "The Power and Politics of Recognition: Status Concerns in Russian Policy toward the United States"

Zolina, Svetlana, "New Structure of the World Oil Market"