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

Friday, March 31, 2017
9:55am - 5:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join us for a conference bringing together young scholars from the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) and several U.S. Ph.D. students. Sponsored by the Program on U.S.-Russian Relations, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, in partnership with the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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

9:55am - 10:00am Welcome remarks (Kimberly Marten, Barnard College and the Harriman Institute)

10:00am - 11:45am International Conflict and Cooperation in Europe and Asia

Marianna Yevtodyeva (IMEMO). “Conventional arms control in Europe: is there a way out of а deadlock?”

Read Marianna Yevtodyeva's policy memo

Anastasia Nevskaya (IMEMO). “Business as an actor of interstate relations: the case of the EU and Russia.”

Read Anastasia Nevskaya's policy memo

Hadas Aron (Columbia University). “Opening to the East, Benefiting from the West – The Strategic Choices of Hungary.”

Read Hadas Aron's policy memo

Sergei Ignatev (IMEMO). “Challenges and opportunities for relations between Russia and the US in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Read Sergei Ignatev's policy memo

12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch break

1:30pm - 3:00pm Interactions in the Post-Soviet Space

Ecaterina Locoman (Rutgers University). “The European Union’s Eastern Neighbors and their East-West Foreign Policy Vacillation: Consequences, Challenges and Policy Recommendations.”  

Read Ecaterina Locoman's policy memo

Sergei Rastoltsev (IMEMO). “The resolution of protracted conflicts in the post-Soviet space: implications for Russia-US cooperation.”

Read Sergei Rastoltsev's policy memo

Emily Holland (Columbia University). “Oligarchy 2.0: Rebuilding the Ukrainian Economy and Ensuring Energy Security.”

Read Emily Holland's policy memo

3:15pm - 5:00pm Domestic Actors and Foreign Policy

Alexandra Borisova (IMEMO). “Personal factor in Russian-American relations.”

Read Alexandra Borisova's policy memo

Sergey Kislitsyn (IMEMO).  “Russian government and the Republican party: the question of common ground.”

Read Sergey Kislitsyn's policy memo

Matthew Reichert (Harvard University). “Neo-patrimonialism in Eurasia: Why Policymakers Should Care about a ‘Historical Origins’ Argument.”

Read Matthew Reichert's policy memo

Maria Snegovaya (Columbia University). “Justifying a Counter-Cyclical US-Russia Policy (the Case of Energy Dependence).”

Read Maria Snegovaya's policy memo

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Panel 3

Kimberly Marten and Victoria Zhuravleva