Richard Anderson, professor of political science, is an expert on Russian and Soviet politics and foreign policy. His research focuses on the transition from Soviet dictatorship to Russian democracy and on political discourse in democratic and undemocratic polities. He is the co-author of Post-Communism and the Theory of Democracy, which deals with post-Soviet politics. The granddaughter of a Soviet leader discusses the cold peace that has frozen the promise of warmer relations between the former cold war adversaries. Nina L. Khrushchevais an Associate Professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School and senior fellow of the World Policy Institute. She is the author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia between Art and Politics (2007) and is currently working on a new book project, Russia’s Gulag of the Mind.
This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.
Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.
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Location: Billy Wilder Theater
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