CANCELLED: The U.S.-Russia Relationship: What’s Next?
May 30th, 2019 5:00PM -6:30PM
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The United States’ relationship with Russia is more troubled at any point since the end of the Cold War. As Russia asserts itself in the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia to undermine U.S. interests—and with the country still struggling to come to terms with Russian electoral interference—can the United States under the current administration find a way to work with Russia? Does it even want to? Join the World Affairs Council for a timely discussion with Dr. Celeste A. Wallander, president and CEO of the U.S.-Russia foundation and, until 2017, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia/Eurasia on the National Security Council, on how the U.S.-Russia relationship went so wrong and what to expect going forward.
About the Speaker
Celeste Wallander is President and CEO of the U.S.-Russia Foundation. She served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia/Eurasia on the National Security Council (2013-2017), as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia (2009 to July 2012), professor at American University (2009-2013), visiting professor at Georgetown University (2006-2008), Director for Russia/Eurasia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (2001-2006), Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (2000- 2001), and professor of Government at Harvard (1989-2000).
She is the author of over 80 publications on European and Eurasian security issues, focused on Russian foreign and defense strategy. She received her Ph.D. (1990), M.Phil. (1986) and M.A. (1985) degrees from Yale University, and her B.A. (1983 – summa cum laude) from Northwestern University.
She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council of the United States, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
This program is part of a series sponsored by The Henry M. Jackson Foundation.
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