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September 2018

Hammer and Silicon: The Soviet Diaspora in the U.S. Innovation Economy

September 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Murrow Room, Goddard 210, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a talk by Sheila M. Puffer (Northeastern University), Daniel J. McCarthy (Northeastern University), Daniel M. Satinsky (Business Development Consultant and MALD 1990) on their new book Hammer and Silicon: The Soviet Diaspora in the U.S. Innovation Economy - Immigration, Innovation, Institutions, Imprinting, and Identity (2018). Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. This deeply personal book tells the untold story of the significant contributions of technical professionals from the former Soviet…

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October 2018

Robert Kagan: The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World

October 25, 2018 @ 1:55 pm - 3:10 pm
Alumnae Lounge, Tufts University, 40 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02144 United States
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Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a talk by U.S. foreign policy historian and commentator Robert Kagan on his new book The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World(2018). The book assesses America's role as an enforcer of peace and order throughout the world and predicts what is likely to happen if we withdraw and focus our attention inward. Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. Recent years have brought deeply disturbing developments around the globe. American sentiment…

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November 2018

Joshua Keating: Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood

November 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Murrow Room, Goddard 210, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a talk by journalist Joshua Keating on his new book Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood (2018), an exploration of border changes, the creation of new countries, and the future of the world map. Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. What is a country? While certain basic criteria such as borders, a government, and recognition from other countries seem obvious, Keating’s book explores exceptions to these rules, including self-proclaimed…

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January 2019

Andrey Makarychev: Russia and the EU: Spaces of Interaction in Times of Crisis

January 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cabot 702, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a book talk by Professor Andrey Makarychev of the University of Tartu on "Russia and the EU: Spaces of Interaction in Times of Crisis." He will discuss relations between Russia and the European Union after the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014. Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. Andrey Makarychev is Visiting Professor at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University…

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February 2019

Joanna Lillis: Dark Shadows Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan

February 15, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mugar 231, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Fletcher Eurasia Club for a book talk by Joanna Lillis, the author of Dark Shadows Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan. Traversing dust-blown deserts and majestic mountains, taking in glitzy cities and dystopian landscapes, Dark Shadows conjures up Kazakhstan as a living, breathing place, full of extraordinary people living extraordinary lives. Strategically located in the heart of Central Asia, sandwiched between Vladimir Putin's Russia, its former colonial ruler, and Xi Jinping's China, this vast oil-rich state is carving out its place in the world as…

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March 2019

Michael McFaul: From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia

March 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cabot 703, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a lunch conversation with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul about his new book From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia (2018). Lunch will be provided. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. Please only register if you know you can attend, as spaces are limited. Michael McFaul is the Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor of International Studies in Political Science,…

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The Back Channel: A Conversation with Ambassador Bill Burns

March 28, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballou Hall, Coolidge Room, 2nd Floor, 1 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Join Tisch College and The Fletcher School for a conversation on global affairs and American diplomacy with Ambassador Bill Burns on the occasion of his recent memoir, “The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy & the Case for its Renewal.” In “The Back Channel,” Burns recounts some of the seminal moments of his thirty year career shaping American foreign policy, drawing on newly declassified cables and memos and driving home the enduring importance of diplomacy. Lunch will be provided,…

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April 2019

Angela Stent: Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

April 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Alumnae Lounge, Tufts University, 40 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02144 United States
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The Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School is pleased to award its first annual U.S.-Russia Relations Book Prize to Professor Angela Stent of Georgetown University for her new book Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest (2019). The award recognizes an outstanding book on historical or contemporary foreign policy discourse pertaining to the past or present of U.S.-Russia relations. Please join us for a book talk by Stent on Russia's foreign policy and its role…

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September 2019

Anders Åslund: Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy

September 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cabot 702, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a conversation with Anders Åslund, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, about his new book Russia's Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy (2019). Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. The book provides a penetrating look into the extreme plutocracy Vladimir Putin has created and its implications for Russia’s future. This insightful study explores…

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October 2019

Serhii Plokhy: Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

October 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cabot 703, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a conversation with Serhii Plokhy about his book Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe (2018). The book talk will be accompanied by a screening of selected scenes from the critically acclaimed HBO historical drama television miniseries Chernobyl (2019), created and written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst…

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