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Ukraine, Russia, China, the World

Mon, October 23, 2023
Dinner Program
Stephen Kotkin

In his talk, Professor Kotkin explores several important questions in contemporary international relations. How can we understand what is happening in Ukraine? What might (or might not) happen next? How does the war fit in the long sweep of history? What are possible futures for Russia? Is China a beneficiary or loser from the war? Does American policy make sense? What are the consequences, if any, for world order?

Stephen Kotkin is the Kleinheinz Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, both at Stanford University. He is also the Birkelund Professor of History and International Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University, where he taught for 33 years. At Stanford he directs the Hoover History Lab, which uses the past for the analysis of contemporary policy issues. He is at work on his final installment in the Stalin trilogy, this one titled "Totalitarian Superpower."

Professor Kotkin will deliver the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies' 2023-24 Adams Family Distinguished Lecture on International Affairs.

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