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CNN’s Dougherty to discuss Putin’s Russia at UW Tuesday

Jill Dougherty, CNN foreign affairs correspondent

January 8, 2014

Dougherty3_logoleftCNN foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty will sit down with Ellison Center Director Scott Radnitz to discuss the role of resurgent Russia and implications for the US on January 14 at UW’s Kane Hall. Dougherty was the CNN Moscow bureau chief from 1997  to 2005, but actively covered events in Russia and the former Soviet Union both before and after appointment. Her reporting history includes the post-Soviet economic transition, violence in Chechnya and the imprisonment of Yukos Oil founder, Mikhail Khodorkovsky. While still working for CNN, Dougherty recently earned her master’s degree from Georgetown University with a thesis on Vladimir Putin and soft power. Now, following the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Dougherty will leave CNN to pursue Russian affairs full-time.

Her new career move, in which she plans to give talks, teach, write and travel to Russia, will get a head start this Tuesday at the 2014 Herbert J. Ellison Memorial Lecture. In addition to addressing Russia’s soft power diplomacy and domestic politics, Dougherty will share impressions from her December trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg where she was filming a CNN special on Putin’s Russia. The special will air in the coming weeks. With the Sochi Olympics just a month away, controversy over Russia’s LGBTQ law and corruption will also be on the table. Join the Ellison Center and be part of the discussion at this free public lecture on Russia’s resurgence under Putin.

Watch Dougherty’s interview on Putin’s recent pardons here.

Putin & Resurgent Russia: Implications for the US with Jill Dougherty
Tuesday January 14, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Kane Hall 210