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A New Look at the Soviet Collapse

02/02/2017 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy

For half a century, the Soviet economy was inefficient but stable. In the late 1980s, to the surprise of nearly everyone, it suddenly collapsed. Why did this happen? And what role did Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's economic reforms play in the country's dissolution? Joining us to discuss how Gorbachev and his allies tried but failed to learn from the great success story of Deng Xiaoping's China is Chris Miller in light of his new book. 

Chris MillerMiller is a Fellow at FPRI’s Eurasia Program where he serves as the editor of the Baltic Bulletin. He is also the Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale University. His is the author of  The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Books will be available for purchase at this event. 

 


 

Registration:

Free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

Lunch immediately following exclusively for FPRI Members at the $500 level and above. 

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For more information, contact Rachel Hemler at [email protected] or at 215-732-3774 ext. 112.

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FPRI

1528 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19102