Winds of Change? Prospects for the U.S.-Russia Relationship after 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Are U.S.-Russia relations doomed to go from bad to worse? Events of the past month have not suggested that improvement is in the works. Does this even matter in light of our growing preoccupation with China? Join us for a candid conversation with Fiona Hill about how the United States should deal with Russia and whether Belarus, Navalny, and coronavirus have changed the calculus. An experienced Russia-watcher, Dr. Hill will also provide insight into how Russians are thinking about contemporary geopolitics in a world aflame with bad news. Please note that this event is off the record.

Fiona Hill (AM '91, PhD '98) is a senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She recently served as deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council from 2017 to 2019. From 2006 to 2009, she served as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at The National Intelligence Council. She is co-author of “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin” (Brookings Institution Press, 2015).

Speaker(s)

Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Moderator: Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director, Davis Center; Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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