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History & Myth in Russian Foreign Policy (Lecture @ Camden Public Library)
October 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Professor Seth Singleton will speak on History and Myth in Russian Foreign Policy on Thursday, October 23 at the Camden Public Library. This event takes place from 7:00-8:30PM and is free and open to all.
We will look at historical events, myths, and worldviews that shape the divergent strands of Russian thinking about Russia’s relation to the outside world. Then we will consider how President Putin uses history, myth, and Russian nationalism to support his foreign policy.
Seth Singleton is Libra Professor of International Relations at the University of Maine. He studied Russian history and literature at Harvard and political science at Yale. His research for many years was on Soviet foreign policy in Asia and Africa, with grants at the Harvard Russian Research Center and the Kennan Institute in Washington, and speaking and consulting assignments for the US government. He has traveled to all parts of the former Soviet Union, and taught and lived in Russia in 1991-92, in Ekaterinburg and St. Petersburg. He has been academic dean at universities in the US and abroad and has held Fulbright grants in Vietnam (1999-2000) and Bolivia (2007) and a Soros Foundation grant in Mongolia (2005-2006).
This presentation is hosted by the Camden Public Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 28th Annual Camden Conference: Russia Resurgent, February 20-22, 2015.
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