World Affairs Council of Orange County presents Angela Stent
Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University and former National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council
“Russia: Is a “Reset” Still Possible?”
Join us for a Presentation and Book Signing
Russia and the US remain at odds on so many fronts. The crisis in the Ukraine, the Syrian conflict, the Iranian nuclear program, the Snowden asylum, individual and human rights issues, are indicative of a relationship that has reached an impasse before it had any chance to improve. The prospects of a burgeoning partnership which appeared possible just a few years ago seems to have faded and given way to more strained relations.
Do the Russians feel they have been shunned by the West and should take a hard line to assert a position of power and to be taken seriously? Have the US and the EU made strategic mistakes and, as a result missed opportunities to bring Russia into the fold of a collaborative agenda? Will the memories of the Cold War and an enduring mistrust continue to hamper any possibility of a strong US-Russian partnership? How important is Putin’s persona in all this? Angela Stent, a leading expert on Russia will address these hot topics, and her recently published book “The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century” at an upcoming WACOC lunch program.
Angela Stent is Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is also a Senior Fellow (non-resident) at the Brookings Institution. In the fall of 2008, she was a Fulbright scholar at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. From 2004-2006 she served as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. From 1999 to 2001, she served in the Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State. Dr. Stent received her B.A. from Cambridge University, her MSc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science and her M.A. and PhD. from Harvard University.
2607 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614
Self Parking – Complimentary
11:30 am Reception * 12:00 pm Lunch * 12:30 pm Program and Book-signing
Members – $45 * Non-Members – $65 * Students – $35
Members – Program Only (no meal) – $10 (arrive at 12:20)