Dmitri Adamsky: Religion, Politics and Strategy in Russia

Date: Tuesday November 10, 2020

Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Attend: Please make sure to register via myFletcher to participate in the event on Zoom.

Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program and the Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy for a virtual conversation with expert Dmitry Adamsky. He will discuss his latest book Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy: Religion, Politics, and Strategy (2019), which won the 2020 ISA best book award in the category of Religion and International Relations. He will also touch on recent developments surrounding the relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian military.

Dmitry Adamsky is a Professor at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy and is a Head of the B.A. Honors Track in Strategy and Decision Making at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel. Prior to joining the school in 2010, he has been a pre- and post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, a visiting fellow at the Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University, and a visiting fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies. His research interests include international security, cultural approach to international relations, and American, Russian, and Israeli national security policies. He has published on these topics in Foreign AffairsJournal of Strategic Studies, Intelligence and National Security, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Journal of Cold War History, and Defense and Security Studies. He has contributed chapters to edited volumes and encyclopedias on modern military and international history. His books Operation Kavkaz and The Culture of Military Innovation earned the annual prizes (2006 and 2012) for the best academic works on Israeli security.