Keith Darden, Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University
Miriam Elder, World Editor, BuzzFeed News
Katy E. Pearce, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Washington
Our panelists will address the history of Kompromat in both the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet successor states, the role it is currently playing in Russian politics, the ways in which in technological changes have impacted Kompromat, as well as the the potential effects of Kompromat on US-Russian relations.
Stephen Kotkin, Professor in History and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, History Department, Princeton University
Daniel Nexon, Associate Professor, Department of Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Yuval Weber, Assistant Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics in the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs
Our speakers will address the issue of why reconfiguring US-Russia relations has proven so difficult and why efforts to improve U.S.-Russia relations in the past, including the “Reset” under the Obama administration, have unravelled.