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Up to the Minute - Russia: A New Cold War?

Feb 13, 2015 12:15PM to 01:15PM
BOWL 016, ROBERTSON

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Restricted to WWS students, faculty, and fellows
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Stephen Kotkin, the John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs; Acting Director, Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Princeton

Stephen Kotkin writes about power and the paradoxes of authoritarian regimes across the globe, how they are often simultaneously powerful and brittle, stable and unstable, long-lasting yet susceptible to precipitous collapse. Outside Princeton, he has worked for several foundations on higher education reform, mostly in the Communist countries, and serves as a consultant for investors in emerging markets. His current projects include a history of the world, as seen from Stalin’s desk.