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Announcing an FPRI Symposium — 25 Years since the Fall of the USSR: Where is Eurasia Headed?

Announcing an FPRI Symposium — 25 Years since the Fall of the USSR: Where is Eurasia Headed?

  • January 3, 2017

Announcing an FPRI Symposium — 25 Years since the Fall of the USSR: Where is Eurasia Headed?

  • January 3, 2017

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Foreign Policy Research Institute is proud to announce that its Program will be hosting a one day symposium on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Union League of Philadelphia on 25 Years since the Fall of the USSR: Where is Eurasia Headed?

December 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union. Yet we face a region that is more unsettled than at any time since the Soviet collapse. The Kremlin’s aggressive behavior in Ukraine and military tactics in the Baltic Sea are causing increasing concern among Western defense officials. The region’s economies, many of which are tied to the price of oil or depend on , are in deep recessions. With only several exceptions, most governments in the region have slumped into sclerotic authoritarianism. Much like a quarter century ago, the uncertainties in the Eurasia region today pose steep challenges—and offer compelling opportunities—to the United States and its European allies.  This half-day event will feature FPRI’s own Eurasia scholars, showcasing their expertise on security, energy, economics, culture, and geopolitics of post-communist and Eurasia.

Registration begins at 1:00 p.m., and the symposium is scheduled to end at 5:30 p.m.

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Topics and Speakers:

Opening Remarks – 1:15 p.m.


Edward A. Turzanski
John Templeton Fellow, FPRI
Vice President, Union League of Philadelphia
John R. Haines
Co-Director, Eurasia Program, FPRI

Adrian A. Basora
Co-Director, Eurasia Program, FPRI

Panel I: of the Eurasia Region – 1:30 p.m.


John R. Haines
Co-Director, Eurasia Program, FPRI

Anna Mikulska
Fellow, Eurasia Program, FPRI

Steven Kopits
Managing Director, Princeton Energy Advisors

R. Daniel Kelemen
Professor of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University

Chris Miller
Moderator
Fellow, Eurasia Program, FPRI

Panel II: “Sphere of Influence” Politics: Europe vs. Russia – 3:00 p.m.


Stephen Blank
Senior Fellow, FPRI

Melinda Haring
Fellow, Eurasia Program, FPRI

Mitchell Orenstein
Senior Fellow, FPRI

Nelli Babayan
Fellow, Transatlantic Academy

Adrian A. Basora
Moderator
Co-Director, Eurasia Program, FPRI

Keynote Address – 4:30 p.m.


Ambassador James Collins
Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Former Ambassador to Russia

Free for Members of FPRI and the Union League; $25 for Non-Members

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