Fourth Annual Jackson School of International Studies      Washington, DC Forum


Russia and the World: A Dynamic Landscape

 

Thursday, March 28, 2013, Washington

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 
5th Floor Conference Conference Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington D.C.

8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Please join us for an insightful discussion as four panels of academic, industry and government experts examine current developments in Russia’s strategic and economic relationships. Topics include Russia’s accession to the WTO, Russia’s growing alliances with Asia, Russia’s role in Central Asia, and the future of Russian studies. 

This conference is organized in partnership with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation,

The Herbert J. Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies

 and The Kennan Institute.

 

AGENDA

8:30-8:45am Registration with Coffee, Tea and Pastries

8:45-9:00am Welcome Remarks
Reflections on Dr. Herbert J. Ellison’s accomplishments and connections between Dr. Ellison’s work and the questions addressed at conference

Reşat Kasaba, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
William Pomerantz , Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

9:00-10:30am   Panel 1: Russia and the West
What are the implications of Russia’s accession to the WTO for the regional economy? For the U.S. and Russian economies? For U.S. and Russian politics? What are the prospects for Russia to modernize its economy in Putin's third term and beyond?

Moderator: Lara Iglitzin, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Matthew Ewards, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Travis Sullivan, The Boeing Company
Jill Dougherty, CNN

10:30-10:40am Coffee and Tea Break

 

10:40am–12:10pm   Panel 2: Russia and the East

To what extent is Russia likely to orient itself toward East Asia in the coming years for geopolitical and economic reasons?What are the main areas for cooperation and potential conflicts between Russia and East Asia? What are the implications for the U.S. and the West? What should the U.S. response be?

Moderator: Scott Radnitz, Ellison Center, Jackson School, University of Washington
Don Hellmann, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Matthew Ouimet, U.S. Department of State

Andrew Kuchins, Center for Strategic & International Studies

12:10-12:20pm  Luncheon Break - 5th Floor Conference Room Foyer

 

12:20–1:50pm   Panel 3: Luncheon Roundtable Discussion on Russia, National Security and the Future of Area Expertise in the US

Moderator: Reşat Kasaba, Jackson School of International Studies, UW
Stephen E. Hanson, The College of William and Mary

Sam Eisen, U.S. Department of Defense
Angela Stent, Georgetown University

 

1:50-2:00pm Coffee and Tea Break

 

2:00–3:30pm   Panel 4: Russia and the South

What is Russia’s future role in Central Asia? What are the implications of China’s rising economic power for regional stability? Will Russia and China try to increase their strategic influence in the region after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Moderator: William Pomeranz, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

Scott Radnitz, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Edward Chow, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Eugene Rumer, National Intelligence Council

 

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