Russian Studies & Policy 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.


VIRTUAL EVENT. State-Sponsored Hijacking and International Responses: The Political Challenge of the Ryanair Incident with Hanna Liubakova, Tatyana Margolin, Nate Schenkkan, Yuval Weber, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, June 14, 2021.


VIRTUAL EVENT. New Tensions in Russia-Ukraine Relations: The Drivers and Politics Surrounding the 2021 Russian Troop Build-Up with Timothy Frye, Michael Kofman, Olga Oliker, Polina Sinovets, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, May 10, 2021.

VIRTUAL EVENT. The Russian Private Sector Today: Challenges and Prospects in a Post-Pandemic World with Simeon Djankov, Dinissa Duvanova, Alena Ledeneva, Ivan Nechpurenko, Andrei A. Yakovlev, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, April 12, 2021.

VIRTUAL EVENT. Sputnik V and Russia’s New Vaccine Politics: Domestic and Foreign Policy Dimensions with Enrico Bucci, Judy Twigg, Joshua Yaffa, Aleksandra Yatsyk, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, March 8, 2021.

VIRTUAL EVENT. Navalny and the Kremlin: Politics and Protest in Russia with Yana Gorokhovskaia, Pjotr Sauer, Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Aleksandra Urman, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, February 1, 2021.

VIRTUAL EVENT. Fighting HIV/AIDS in Russia: Challenges, Successes, and Working in a Pandemic with Anton Eremin, Robert Heimer, Ulla Pape, Anya Sarang, Alexander Cooley, Alexandra Shpitalnik, Joshua Tucker, January 13, 2021.

VIRTUAL EVENT. Belarus: Looking Forward and Looking East to Russia with Aliaksandr Herasimenka, Olga Onuch, Katsiaryna Shmatsina, Gerard Toal, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, December 8, 2020.

VIRTUAL EVENT. US-Russia Relations after the US Elections: What Can We Expect? with Samuel Greene, Andrey Kortunov, Nicu Popescu, Maria Snegovaya, Victoria Zhuravleva, Marlene Laruelle, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, November 6, 2020.

VIRTUAL EVENT. Is It Time to Rethink Our Russia Policy? with Evelyn N. Farkas, Rose Gottemoeller, Thomas Graham, David J. Kramer, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, October 19, 2020.

VIRTUAL EVENT. Russian Electoral Interference: Present, Past, and Future, with Renée DiResta, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, David Shimer, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, July 31, 2020.

VIRTUAL EVENT. Russian Civil Society in the Time of COVID-19, with Sarah Lindemann-Komorova, Andrey Semenov, Valerie Sperling, Elena Topoleva-Soldunova, Denis Volkov, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, July 8, 2020.

VIRTUAL EVENT. Russia’s New Tools of Influence in Africa, with Roman Badanin, Shelby Grossman, Kimberly Marten, Khadeja Ramali, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, June 18, 2020.

VIRTUAL EVENT. Russia in the Time of COVID-19, with Svetlana Borodina, Evan Gershkovich, Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Regina Smyth, Pjotr Suer, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, May 14, 2020.

Impeachement—From the Ukrainian Perspective, with Oxana Shevel, Olga Onuch, Jordan Gans-Morse, Keith Darden, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, January 23, 2020.

Thinking about a Future Russia Policy: Presidential Politics, Challenges and Issues, with Matt Duss, Carmel Martin, Celeste Wallander, Peter Clement, Alexander Cooley, Joshua Tucker, November 12, 2019.

Propaganda Politics and LGBTIQ in the Context of the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict, with Yelena Goltsman, Bogdan Globa, Masha Udensiva-Brenner, October 22, 2019.

2019 U.S.-Russia Security Workshop, June 23-29, 2019.

Book Talk with Stephen Cohen: War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate, April 23, 2019.

Conference. Political and Social Changes in the United States, Russia and Europe: New Domestic Trends and International Pressures, April 8-9, 2019.

What Do We Know About Russia’s 2016 Twitter Operation During the U.S. Presidential Election Campaign? with Cody Buntain, Kate Starbird, Patrick Warren, Darren Linvill, Leon Yin, and Joshua Tucker, February 7, 2019.

Conference. U.S. and Russian Security Issues, Program on U.S.-Russia Relations, organized by Kimberly Marten, February 1, 2019.

Next Generation Conference on U.S.-Russia Relations, 2019, (by invitation only), policy memos written by participants from the Harriman Institute and Moscow's Primakov Institute for World Economics and International Relations (IMEMO), January 31, 2019.

Remaking the Social Contract? Pension Reform and Protest in Russia, with Kristy Ironside, Andrei Kolesnikov, Katerina Tertytchnaya, and Alexander Cooley, January 24, 2019

Red Days on the Calendar: The Politics of Menstruation in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia, with Pavel Vasilyev, December 14, 2018.

Charismatic Masculine Leadership and Right-Wing Populism in Turkey and Russia: The Cases of Vladimir Putin and Recep T. Erdoğan, with Betul Balkan Eksi and Elizabeth A. Wood, September 28, 2018.

Book Talk. China and Russia: The New Rapprochement by Alexander Lukin, September 25, 2018.

U.S. Politics in the Age of Trump: Implications for Foreign Policy and U.S.-Russia Relations, April 25-27, 2018.

The New U.S.-Russian Cold War—Who is to Blame? with Stephen F. Cohen, Michael McFaul, Alexander Cooley, and Joshua Tucker, May 9, 2018.

Workshop. Political Exiles, Transnational Repression and Global Authoritarianism in Eurasia and Beyond, May 7, 2018.

Putin's Last Term? with Henry Hale, Yoshiko Herrera, Kimberly Marten, Graeme Robertson, Alexander Cooley, and Joshua Tucker, April 12, 2018.

Russia's Pivot to Asia: Relations with China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and ASEAN, with Dr. Anna Kireeva, April 10, 2018.

Harriman Institute Workshop on State-Society Relations in Russia (by invitation only), with Dr. Natalia Forrat (University of Notre Dame), Dr. Virginie Lasnier (University of Montreal), Dr. Meagan Todd (Indiana University, Bloomington), Alexis Lerner (PhD Candidate, University of Toronto), Elizabeth Plantan (PhD Candidate, Cornell University) and Egor Lazarev (PhD Candidate, Columbia University). Event organized by Dr. Yana Gorokhovskaia (Postdoctoral Fellow, Harriman Institute), February 23, 2018.

Conference. Criminal Governance in Comparative Perspective, February 16-17, 2018.

A Conversation with Russian Presidential Candidate Ksenia Sobchak, moderated by Timothy Frye, February 8, 2018.

Russia Hosts the World Cup: Sports, Spectacle and Politics in 2018, with Jane Buchanan, Natalie Koch, Gabriele Marcotti, Alexander Cooley, and Joshua Tucker, February 1, 2018.

Book Talk. The Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field by Richard Nephew with discussant Daniel Fried, January 30, 2018.

Conference. U.S.-Russia-China: The Strategic Triangle and Its Impact on the International Order, January 23 - 24, 2018.

When Are Journalists Foreign Agents? with Chris Hedges, Trevor Timm, Jeffrey Trimble, and Steve Coll, January 23, 2018.

Conference. Regional Perspectives on Migration and Refugees, with keynote speaker Michael Doyle, January 18-19, 2018.

Reform of the Russian Legal System: A panel discussion, with Susan Carle, Gayane Davidyan, Thomas McDonald and Delphine Nougayrède (Event by invitation only, moderated by Alexander Cooley), December 11, 2017. 

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.

Democracy in Russia? Think Local. with Yana Gorokhovskaia, November 28, 2017.

Courting Gender Justice: Gender Discrimination Cases in Russia and at the European Court of Human Rights, with Lisa Sundstrom, November 13, 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.

Kompromat: What It Is, and What It Means for U.S.-Russia Relations, with Keith Darden, Miriam Elder, Katy Pearce, Alexander Cooley, and Joshua Tucker, April 27, 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.