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Unpredictable Past: History and Putin's Russia

Event Date:

November 2, 2017 | 6:30 PM EDT TO 8:00 PM EDT


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Root Room, Second Floor

Washington, DC 20036

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Marvin Kalb, resident senior adviser at the Pulitzer Center, has covered U.S. foreign policy for...

Unpredictable Past: History & Putin's Russia event flier. Image courtesy of Alamy stock photo.
Unpredictable Past: History & Putin's Russia event flier. Image courtesy of Alamy stock photo.

Join us on November 2, 2017 for a discussion on how Russia's past informs its future. In a joint Pulitzer Center-Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) event, leading experts will trace Russia's history up to Vladimir Putin, noting the unexpected cultural and political developments along the way. The talk will be from 6:30-8:00pm at the Carnegie Endowment Building.

Our panel of Russia experts includes:

  • Gregory Feifer, interim executive director of ICWA; formerly an NPR Moscow correspondent and an ICWA fellow specializing in Russia
  • Marvin Kalbsenior advisor to the Pulitzer Center and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute; formerly a Moscow-based diplomatic attaché and CBS News' Moscow Bureau chief
  • Nina Khrushcheva, great-granddaughter of Soviet leader Nikita Krushcev, professor of International Affairs at The New School and a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute
  • Andrew Weiss, oversees research on Russia and Eurasia for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in both Washington and Moscow

The event marks the centenary year of the 1917 Russian Revolution, which ousted the Tsarist autocracy and laid the foundation for the Soviet Union's rise.

Copies of Marvin Kalb's new book, "The Year I Was Peter the Great," will be available for purchase at the event.