Analyzing Russia and the Changing Ideas Industry: Addressing the Decline of Regional Expertise in Academic and the Policy World

Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism 2950 Broadway, World Room, Pulitzer Hall 3rd Floor, New York, NY

Featuring: Daniel Drezner, Professor of International Politics, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Discussants: Alexandra Vacroux (Executive Director, Davis Center, Harvard University), Stephen Sestanovich (Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of International Diplomacy at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations)

In this panel we will explore how the current crisis in US-Russia relations has further magnified the shortage of US-based regional expertise.

Russia Hosts the World Cup: Sports and Politics in 2018

Columbia University, Faculty Room, 207 Low Library 535 W 116th Street, New York, NY

Featuring:

Jane Buchanan, Associate Director, Europe and Central Asia Division, Human Rights Watch
Natalie Koch, Associate Professor, O’Hanley Faculty Scholar, Department of Geography, Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Gabriele Marcotti, Senior Writer at ESPN, Columnist at The Times of London

Our panel, consisting of leading academics, activists and sports journalists will consider the relationship between global sporting events, their world governing bodies and local political agendas, and will identify the trends, themes and tensions that will drive international media coverage of the tournament.

A Conversation with Russian Presidential Candidate Ksenia Sobchak

Please join the Harriman Institute and the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for a conversation with 2018 Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, moderated by Professor Timothy Frye (Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy).