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January 2018

Shaun Walker: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past

January 24, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cabot 703, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join us for a book talk by journalist Shaun Walker. The Long Hangover traces Vladimir Putin's use of history, especially victory in the Second World War, to create a new sense of national pride among Russians and fill the void left by the Soviet collapse. It looks at how this phenomenon, along with a parallel process in Ukraine, led to the events of 2014 and the resurgent Russia we see today. Copies of the book will be available for…

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February 2018

James Cameron: The Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation

February 12, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Crowe Room, Goddard 310, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA United States
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Please join us for lunch and a book talk with expert James Cameron on The Double Game: The Demise of America's First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite. How did the United States move from a position of nuclear superiority over the Soviet Union at the beginning of the 1960s to one of nuclear parity under conditions of mutual…

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April 2018

Professor Chris Miller on Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia

April 4, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Crowe Room, Goddard 310, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA United States
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Chris Miller is Assistant Professor of International History at The Fletcher School. His research examines Russian history, political economy, and foreign policy.  In his latest book, Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia (2018), Miller examines the making of Russian economic policy since Vladimir Putin took power in 1999. As part of the Ginn Library Book Talk series, please join us for a book talk with Professor Miller in the Crowe Room for what is sure to be an interesting look into the…

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September 2018

Film Screening: The Death of Stalin with Joshua Rubenstein

September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mugar 200, 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 screening of the critically acclaimed political satire film The Death of Stalin (2017), directed by Armando Iannucci. The movie screening will be followed by a talk by scholar Joshua Rubenstein on his book The Last Days of Stalin (2016). Watch Hollywood's comedic take on the events surrounding the death of the Soviet leader in 1953 and listen to historical commentary about Stalin's death and its significance not only for…

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