Members-Only Rapid Response Roundtable with Marlene Laruelle: Is Putin in Trouble?
October 3rd, 2022 12:00PM -1:00PM
This week Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of 300,000 reservists throughout Russia in response to ongoing military setbacks in Ukraine. Russians took to the streets to protest the mobilization while thousands of Russian men fled the country to avoid being sent to fight in Ukraine. This is not the first time that Russians have taken to the streets in large numbers to protest Putin’s policies—but is it different this time? Is Putin in trouble? Join the World Affairs Council on October 3 from 12-1pm for a members-only rapid response roundtable with Dr. Marlene Laruelle, who authored this recent op-ed in the New York Times. Please note: this is a virtual roundtable. If possible, members are encouraged to have their cameras on for the Zoom discussion.
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Marlene Laruelle, Director, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies; Director, Illiberalism Studies Program; Director, Central Asia Program; Co-Director, PONARS-Eurasia; Research Professor of International Affairs. She works on the rise of populist and illiberal movements in post-Soviet Eurasia, Europe and the US. Trained in political philosophy, she explores how nationalism and conservative values are becoming mainstream in different cultural contexts. She focuses on Russia's ideological landscape and its outreach abroad. She has been also working on Central Asia's nationhood and regional environment, as well as on Russia's Arctic policy. She has been the Principal Investigator of several grants from the US State Department, the Defense Department, the National Science Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Henry Luce Foundation, etc.