LUNCH 11:30 a.m. LECTURE 12:00 p.m.
Illarionov received his Ph.D. from St. Petersburg University in 1987. During the Yeltsin administration, Illarionov served for one year as the senior economic adviser to Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin. In July 1994 Illarionov founded the Institute of Economic Analysis and became its director. On April 12, 2000, Illarionov assumed the position of Vladimir Putins senior economic adviser within the Russian presidential administration, and in May 2000 he became the personal representative of the Russian president in the G8. He played a central role in Russian tax reform, in repaying the Russian foreign debt, in the creation of the Russian Stabilization Fund and in achieving Russia's full-fledged membership in the political G8.
Currently, Illarionov is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity in Washington. During his career, he has coauthored several economic programs for Russian governments and has written three books and more than 300 articles on Russian economic and social policies. Illarionovs visit is co-sponsored by the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and The Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World.