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Professor Stephen Kotkin: “Russia under Putin: Really Strong or Really Weak?”

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Professor Stephen Kotkin will be in San Francisco on June 8th to give a talk titled “Russia under Putin: Really Strong or Really Weak?”

June 8th, 2016, 7-9pm

WeWork Office, 995 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA

Free for members, $5 for non-members

We’ll have some adult and non-adult beverages and light snacks for those in attendance.

Please register at the link here.

Below is Professor Kotkin’s Bio.

Stephen Kotkin joined the Princeton faculty in 1989. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on modern authoritarian regimes, global history (1850-present), and Soviet-Eurasian history. His books include Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment (Random House Modern Library, 2009), with a contribution by Jan Gross; Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse 1970-2000 (Oxford, 2001; new edition 2008), Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization (1995); and Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World, coauthored with others (W.W. Norton, 3rd edition 2010).

He directed Princeton's Russian and Eurasian Studies Program for thirteen years (1995-2008), and served as a member and then chairman of the Princeton University Press editorial board (2003-7). He has written reviews and essays for The New Republic, Times Literary Supplement, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Financial Times, and for a number of years was the regular book reviewer for the New York Times Sunday Business section. He serves as a consultant on emerging markets and global trends for the World Pension Forum, an association for institutional investors, and philanthropic institutions, such as George Soros' Open Society Foundations. Ph.D. University of California Berkeley (1988).

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