New York University will host “The Decline of Russian-American Relations: Does the Reset Begin at Home?” a panel discussion featuring former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bill Bradley and Jack Matlock, former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, on Tues., April 9.
Panelists will also include Boris Jordan, former director general of Russia’s NTV and founder of Renaissance Capital, and NYU’s Stephen Cohen, a professor emeritus at NYU and Princeton, who has authored several books on the topic: Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography; Rethinking the Soviet Experience: Politics and History Since 1917; Sovieticus: American and Soviet Realities; Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia; Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives; and The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin.
Russian-American relations have been in decline for several years, with U.S. voices aimed at both a muscular and uncooperative Russian stance abroad and civil rights abuses at home and Russians concerned about U.S. unilateralism and the absence of reciprocity. The panel brings together leading experts who have had a hand in the evolution of Russian-American relations over many decades. They continue to be active in Russian-American business and cultural affairs and opinion-making. The panelists will comment on several aspects of this topic, including: the evolution of Russian-American relations since 1991; the source of the decline in those relations; and alternative ways of conducting Russian-America relations in the future.
The event, co-sponsored by the university’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and the Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy, is free and open to the public. RSVP by calling 212.992.6575 or by clicking here. Subways: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street). Reporters wishing to attend must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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