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If It’s Not a Cold War, What Is It?

June 05, 2014 // 2:00pm3:15pm
Have we returned to the zero-sum game mentality from our Cold War past? Did we ever leave it? Or is this some kind of deep freeze with the Russians? And just how cold (or hot) is it going to get? Join us as three veteran analysts, practitioners, and scholars of Russia and the U.S.-Russian relationship discuss and debate these issues in this latest National Conversation.

Конфігурації Європи та українська криза

May 30, 2014 // 10:30am1:00pm
30 травня 2014 року Інститут філософії НАН України та Київське представництво Інститут Кеннана за сприяння часопису «Український тиждень» та Посольства Франції провели круглий стіл на тему «Конфігурації Європи та українська криза». Головним доповідачем виступив Жак Рупнік, професор Інституту міжнародних відносин (ІFRI, Париж), спеціаліст з Центральної Європи та Балкан, багаторічний радник Вацлава Гавела.

The Politics of Religion in Putin’s Russia

May 28, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
The 2014 U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom report discusses freedom of belief in today’s Russia. The seminar addressed the report and such issues as church-state relations, new legislation, the four designated “traditional” religions (Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, and Orthodox Christianity), and the status of Russia’s diverse and numerous religious minorities.

The People Speak: Ukraine’s Presidential Election

May 27, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
The May 25 presidential election in Ukraine will represent a critical turning point in the ongoing crisis. Many questions hang in the balance as the date approaches. Will the elections be conducted peacefully, especially in eastern Ukraine? What will the turnout be? What role will Russia play? Will the first round produce a conclusive result?

Зустріч із Джейн Харман, президентом Центру ім. Вудро Вілсона

May 22, 2014 // 10:30am1:00pm
22 травня 2014 року в Національному університету «Києво-Могилянська Академія» відбулася зустріч науковців і журналістів із пані Джейн Харман, президентом Центру ім. Вудро Вілсона. У своєму виступі вона наголосила, що теперішнє і майбутнє України залежить передовсім від самих українців, а не великих геополітичних гравців, а також відзначила визначну роль освіти і просвітництва для подальшої розбудови демократії і майбутнього процвітання країни.
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Arctic 2014: Who Gets a Voice and Why It Matters

May 21, 2014 // 9:00am12:00pm
Tensions over security, access, and environmental impacts in the Arctic are rising. While members of the Arctic Council (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United States) assert their established rights under new circumstances, an increasing number of non-Arctic states (including China, Korea, Japan, and Singapore) seek an active role in the region.
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Ukraine Between East and West

May 15, 2014 // 11:00am12:00pm
In a conversation with Wilson Center President Jane Harman, Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will present the OSCE’s priorities for restoring stability in Ukraine and discuss the impact of the crisis on European and Euro-Atlantic security.

EuroMaidan Art

May 14, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
From the very first days of the revolution in November 2013, Natalia Moussienko started to take photos of art in Kyiv and collect samples of artistic expressions and creativity. The original topic was “Art and the City Project,” but unfortunately it took a tragic turn and became “Art on the Barricades.” During the three months of the Maidan, Dr. Moussienko regularly documented a multitude of artistic expressions, and she has now compiled them for publication. Her forthcoming article will build on her Kennan Institute “Kyiv Art Space” paper, focusing on the street art of the difficult winter 2013-14.

Great Powers, Small Wars: Asymmetric Conflict since 1945

May 13, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
In a sophisticated combination of quantitative research and two in-depth case studies, Larisa Deriglazova surveys armed conflicts post–World War II in which one power is much stronger than the other. She then focuses on the experiences of British decolonization after World War II and the United States in the 2003 Iraq war. Great Powers, Small Wars employs several large databases to identify basic characteristics and variables of wars between enemies of disproportionate power. Case studies examine the economics, domestic politics, and international factors that ultimately shaped military events more than military capacity and strategy.

Ivory Towers and Palace Guards: The Disconnect between Outside Expertise and Policymaking

May 12, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
How does advice and information from outside experts and scholars reach top policymakers—or does it? Terms like “echo chamber” and “information bubble” are often employed to describe an environment where it is difficult for outside information to penetrate or influence the policy process. Author and consultant Suzanne Massie will share the inside story of her interactions with Ronald Reagan and how she provided him with an outside voice at a vital time. Reagan turned to Massie for her advice on understanding and dealing with Russians, and carried her suggestions — including the now famous Russian proverb, “trust but verify” — into his meetings with the new Russian leader, Mikhail Gorbachev.

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