Foreign policy expert Dr. Angela Stent will speak from her recent book “Putin’s World: Russia Against West and with the Rest,” in which she dissects how Putin created a paranoid and polarized world – and increased Russia’s status on the global stage.
Speaker: Dr. Angela Stent
Dr. Angela Stent is director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and a professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University. She is also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on post-Soviet affairs. Former positions include a fellowship at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund, a role as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council, and a position in the Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State.
Dr. Stent’s academic work focuses on the triangular political and economic relationship between the United States, Russia, and Europe. Among her many publications are recently “The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century” (Princeton University Press, 2014), for which she won the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Douglas Dillon prize for the best book on the practice of American diplomacy. Her latest book is “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest” (Twelve, 2019), for which she won the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s prize for the best book on U.S-Russia Relations.
A former member of the senior advisory panel for NATO’s supreme allied commander in Europe for Admiral James Stavridis and General Philip Breedlove, Dr. Stent has also served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Russia and Central Asia. She is a trustee of the Eurasia Foundation, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a contributing editor to Survival and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cold War Studies, World Policy Journal, Internationale Politik, and Mirovaia Ekonomika i Mezhdunarodnie Otnosheniie.
Dr. Stent received her bachelor’s from Cambridge University, her Master of Science with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her master’s and doctorate from Harvard University.
“Informed by its author’s distinguished career in government and academia, this account of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s worldview provides an important window into one of the key geopolitical challenges of our time. Casual observers and seasoned experts will benefit from Dr. Stent’s brilliant exploration of Putin’s strategy and its disturbing implications for the West.”
―Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright
Foreign Affairs’ Review of the book:
Stent is a veteran Russia watcher who has served in senior positions in the U.S. government. She hardly qualifies as an apologist for Russian President Vladimir Putin, but she gives him ample credit for achieving his main foreign policy goals: reasserting Russia’s position as a global player, protecting the country’s sovereignty, gaining respect from non-Western actors, and overcoming the West’s attempts to isolate Russia. To Stent, a historical outlook is indispensable for understanding Putin’s foreign policy. For centuries, she explains, the country’s vast territory and lack of natural borders have bred a deep-seated sense of vulnerability. Putin saw the West…
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5:45 PM: Program begins
6:30 – 7:00 PM: Q&A