First, I have another piece on RT, this time discussing the legal and geopolitical ins and outs of the recent US naval incursion in the Peter of the Great Bay near Vladivostok. You can read it here.
Second, I will be participating in the online Zoom event below on Wednesday. Run by the Simone Weil Center for Political Philosophy, the event will be moderated by Anatol Lieven, and involve myself, Marlene Laruelle; James Carden; Boris Mezhuev; and Richard Sakwa. You are all welcome to join in to listen to the discussion and pose questions.
Politics, Tragedy, Sovereignty: Online Panel Discussion on the Meaning of Today’s Russia
On Tuesday evening, I gave a talk at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) about my book. The text of my talk is below. It was delivered in English, with consecutive translation, but Q&A was in Russian.
On Tuesday (22 October) I will be giving a talk about my new book at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Readers who live in Moscow are invited to come along. Details (in Russian), including how to register, can be found here.
Today, I participated in a ‘videobridge’ with Sergei Iurchenko of V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University and Aleksandr Bedritskii of the Tauride Information-Analytical Centre. Those of you who speak Russian can watch it here:
Blogging has been light since my return from Moscow as I not only have classes to teach and a book to write, but I also have to prepare for a bunch of talks and conferences to which I have (over-)committed myself during the next couple of months. Here are the details:
29 September – I’ll be giving a talk entitled ‘Russia and Ukraine’ at the annual symposium of the Canadian Association of Security and Intelligence Studies in Ottawa. Details here.
19 October – I’ll be participating in a roundtable on the subject of the Russian Revolution at McGill University, 3.30-5.30 pm.
25-27 October – Conference, University of Victoria, BC, on subject of ‘1917 and Today: Putin, Russia, and the Legacy of Revolution.’ My presentation will be on the subject, ‘Revolution, Emigration, and Post-communist Russia.’ Details here.
31 October – Group of 78 luncheon talk, Ottawa. I’ll be speaking on the topic ‘Do we still need NATO?’
9/10 November – I’ll be in Cobourg, Ontario, to give a lecture and run a seminar as part of the Northumberland Learning Connection program on ‘Russia 2017: 100 Years after the Revolution’. Details here.
16-18 November – Finally, it’s off to Ditchley Park, England, for a conference on ‘Russia’s Role in the World, Today and Tomorrow.’
I’ll try to fit some blogging in amongst all that.
I am off to Moscow on Saturday. While there I will deliver a paper at the 2017 Moscow Telos Conference, details of which you can see here and in the poster below. Back to Ottawa on Tuesday 5 September.
I’m heading off to Toronto for a conference. If you are in town, you can see me tomorrow (Saturday) in a roundtable on the subject: ’25 years since the fall of the USSR: Where is Eurasia headed?’ The roundtable takes place in room 223/227 in the Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson University, at 0900 hrs.
I will be giving a talk at Carleton University this Wednesday on the subject of ‘The Economics of the Soviet Union.’ The lecture will begin at 7:00pm in University Centre 180, and will be preceded by a reception with pizza and soft drinks at 6:00pm in the foyer of the Tory Building. Details and registration here.
On Tuesday I took part in a debate with journalist John Robson at Carleton University on the subject ‘How should Canada respond to ISIS?’ Thank you to the Institute for Liberal Studies for organizing the event, and to Olga Seletskaia for filming it. You can watch the debate below: