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  • Wilson Center Examines Career of Former Librarian of Congress James Billinton
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    Panel Discussion on Former Librarian of Congress James Billington

    Panelists talked about the life and career of Librarian of Congress James Billington, who served from 1987-2015.

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  • Memoir by Diplomat George Kennans Daughter
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    Memoir by Diplomat George Kennan's Daughter

    Grace Kennan Warnecke, daughter of diplomat George Kennan, discussed her memoir, Daughter of the Cold War. During the talk, Warnecke outlined her time growing up overseas before, during,…

    610 views
  • Russia Ukraine and Energy Security
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    Russia, Ukraine, and Energy Policy

    Panelists talked about the energy situation in Europe following the crisis in Ukraine. Topics included Russia’s changing relationship with western countries due to increased economic ties,…

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  • Haiti Earthquake Recovery
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    Haiti Earthquake Recovery

    Ambassador Paul Altidor spoke about recovery efforts and challenges three years after the Haitian earthquake. Following his remarks he took questions ranging on a number of issues such as…

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  • Haiti Earthquake Rebuilding and Urban Development
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    Haiti Earthquake Rebuilding and Urban Development

    Representatives from the State Department and the Organization of American States gave presentations on the role of the U.S. and the international community in rebuilding Haiti three years…

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  • The Fifteenth Anniversary of the End of the Soviet Union
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    The Fifteenth Anniversary of the End of the Soviet Union

    On December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the USSR. The following day, the Supreme Soviet recognized the collapse of the Soviet Union and disbanded itself. Fifteen…

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  • USRussia Relations
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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    A forum was held on the U.S.-Russia relationship. Topics included current U.S. relations with Russia and what that relationship could look like in the future for the two countries. Blair…

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    Russia's Revolution

    Leon Aron talked about his book, Russia’s Revolution: 1989-2006, published by AEI Press. The book is a collection of twenty-one essays by Russian-born Aron on his observations of the last great…

    191 views
  • emDiscovering Russiaem
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    Discovering Russia

    Murray Seegar talked about his book, Discovering Russia: 200 Years of American Journalism, published by Authorhouse. He explained how American reporting on Russia has evolved throughout the…

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  • Future of Russia
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    Future of Russia

    Mr. McFaul and Mr. Petro talked Russian President Putin and the future of Russia. Among the issues they addressed were power-sharing with local authorities under the Putin government, the…

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  • Pope John Paul II and the Soviet Union
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    Pope John Paul II and the Soviet Union

    Mr. Kwitny the author of, Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II, talked about John Paul’s role in the end of the Soviet Union and the Communist bloc in Eastern Europe.…

    108 views
  • Russian Republic Constitutional Changes
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    Russian Republic Constitutional Changes

    Mr. Goldstein spoke about the constitutional changes ongoing in the Russian Republic and the prospects for the future.

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  • Russia After the Elections
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    Russia After the Elections

    Participants discussed the future of the Russian Republic after the elections and the role of nationalism. Mr. Rahr focused on Russia’s political elite after the elections and Mr. Dobbs…

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  • Russian Constitution
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    Russian Constitution

    Mr. Schwartz discussed the judicial system in Russia. He focused on the Russian Constitutional court and its successes and failures for the past two years.

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  • Legacies of Communism
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    Legacies of Communism

    Mr. Dobbs has been in Moscow for the past five years. He discussed the history of the breakup of the Communist Party and the difficulties Soviet citizens have faced ever since. A change to…

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  • Political Orientation of Ukrainian Population
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    Political Orientation of Ukrainian Population

    Mr. Khmelko presented a report on the political affiliations of the Ukrainian population to an audience at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He reported on surveys of the Ukraine conducted in…

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  • The New Europe
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    The "New Europe"

    Mr. Laird, researcher for the Institute for Defense Analysis, discussed the “New Europe” following the breakup of the Soviet Union and the unification of Germany in a seminar sponsored by…

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  • The Supreme Soviet in Transition
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    The Supreme Soviet in Transition

    Professor Remington has studied the dynamics of the Soviet Union’s chief parliamentary body, the Supreme Soviet. He discussed how the coup affected political institutions within the Soviet…

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  • Events in the Soviet Union
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    Events in the Soviet Union

    Mr. Ruble discussed this week’s failed coup in the Soviet Union.

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  • Soviet Policy in Latin America
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    Soviet Policy in Latin America

    Panelists discussed Soviet policy in Latin America under peristroika.

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