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ILEAD Lecture - "Thin Ice: The Dangerous Instability of US-Russia Ties"

Join Matthew Rojansky as he examines the impact of the US-Russia relationship and its potential future.

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Oopik Auditorium, Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Fee required.

For more than a year, relations between Washington and Moscow have been frosty as election-year politics dominated on both sides. In just the past few months, the Kremlin has tightened the screws on Russian civil society, expelled USAID, canceled counter-narcotics cooperation, and withdrawn from Nunn-Lugar non-proliferation programs. The US side has imposed sanctions on top Russian businessmen and politicians, ended the US-Russia civil society working group, and referred to Russia’s behavior towards its Eurasian neighbors as the “new Soviet Union.” Russia’s recent expulsion of a US diplomat accused of spying also follows tit-for-tat allegations over why the two countries failed to cooperate better to identify the threat from Tamerlane Tsarnaev that ultimately resulted in the Boston marathon bombings. If we continue down this path, the foundations laid over the past four years may crumble and disappear entirely. Join Matthew Rojansky as he examines the impact of the US-Russia relationship and its potential future, and asks what we as Americans need to understand about Russians to make the next phase in our relations a lasting success.

Matthew Rojansky is the deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment.  An expert on U.S. and Russian national security and nuclear weapons policies, his work focuses on relations among the United States, NATO, and the states of the former Soviet Union.  Additionally, he is responsible for Carnegie’s Ukraine Program and analysis of politics and security in Eastern Europe, including Belarus and Moldova. While serving as executive director of the Partnership for a Secure American (PSA), Rojansky orchestrated high-level bipartisan initiatives aimed at repairing the U.S.–Russia relationship, strengthening the U.S. commitment to nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, and leveraging global science engagement for diplomacy.

Rojansky is an adjunct professor at American University in Washington, D.C. and a participant in the Dartmouth Dialogues, a U.S.-Russian conflict resolution initiative begun in 1960. He is frequently interviewed on TV and radio, and his writing has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Washington Post, and Foreign Policy.

Cost of this lecture per person $10 at the door.

With Current Dartmouth I.D. there is no charge.

Life Sciences Building Room 201
Thursday, June 27, 2013
2:00 - 4:00 PM

For more information, contact:
Lisa King
(603) 646-0154

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.