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The Church at War

Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building 420 W 118th Street, 12th floor New York, NY 10027 United States + Google Map
The Church at War
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Registration required. Please note that all attendees must follow Columbia’s COVID-19 Policies and Guidelines. Columbia University is committed to protecting the health and safety of its community.  To that end, all visiting alumni and guests must meet the University requirement of full vaccination status in order to attend in-person events.  Vaccination cards may be checked upon entry to all venues.  

Please join the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Dmitry (Dima) Adamsky, on his book Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy and the Russian Orthodox Church’s contribution to the Kremlin’s war effort in the domestic and external realms, as well as on the battlefield itself. Moderated by Harriman Institute Director Valentina Izmirlieva.

Dmitry (Dima) Adamsky is a professor at the School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Reichman University, and a Head of the BA Honors Track in Strategic Studies. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, a visiting fellow at the Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University, and a visiting professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies, at the University of Zurich, and at Vytautas Magnus University. He has published extensively in the leading academic journals on military innovations, strategic culture, and the US, Russian and Israeli national security. He is a recipient of the 2012 Amos Perlmutter Prize of the Journal of Strategic Studies for his work on deterrence. His books Operation Kavkaz and The Culture of Military Innovation (Stanford UP) earned the annual (2006 and 2012) prizes for the best academic works on Israeli security. His book Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy (Stanford UP) won the 2020 International Studies Association best book award in the category of religion and international relations. His forthcoming books are The Russian Way of Deterrence (Stanford UP, 2023) and The New Commissars (Cambridge UP).

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