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What Russia Wants (and What It Means for America)
November 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0$20 – $25
What does Russia want from the US, and vice versa? What accounts for President Vladimir Putin’s longevity? Will there be a day when Putin is no longer in charge, and if so, what will that mean for the region, and, telescoping out, for the world? As one of the world’s foremost experts on Russian-American relations, Atlantic journalist Julia Ioffe will explore the true intentions and possible outcomes of Putin’s actions, pushing beyond media portrayals to tell a nuanced story of geopolitics and national security. Ioffe’s keynote gives a clear-eyed view of a complex situation, showing that Russia is a non-partisan issue that every American must think hard about.
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.: Networking Reception
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Presentation & Audience Q+A
About the Speaker
Julia Ioffe, contributing writer at The Atlantic and a former Russian correspondent for The New Yorker, is a leading authority on Russian-US relations. Ioffe’s area of expertise, built on years of in-depth reporting in Russia for publications that include The New Republic, acknowledges Russia’s threat against American democracy, while placing emphasis on the way the media, right and left, can both over- and underestimate Russia’s strategic coherence and capabilities. Ioffe’s talks provide a clear-eyed view of the situation, showing us that Russia is a non-partisan issue that every American, whether Democrat or Republican, must think hard about, regardless of political affiliation.
A graduate of Princeton University and a participant in Columbia Journalism School’s Knight Foundation Case Studies Initiative, Julia Ioffe won a Fulbright Scholarship to return to Russia in 2009, where she worked as the Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker magazine as well as Foreign Policy. In 2012, she became a senior editor for The New Republic in Washington D.C. before moving to The Atlantic to cover politics and world affairs in 2017.
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