Salon Series: A Conversation with Dr. Angela Stent
September 9, 2019
NYU Washington, DC and the Women's Foreign Policy Group co-hosted an evening Salon Series conversation featuring Dr. Angela Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and author of Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest. Serving as interlocutor for the evening was former CNN Correspondent in Moscow, Jill Dougherty.
Copies of Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest were sold and signed at the conclusion of the program.
Please note that this event may have been filmed and/or photographed.
Jill Dougherty, Former CNN Correspondent, Moscow
Jill Dougherty is an expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union. In her three-decade career with CNN she served as Foreign Affairs Correspondent, based in Washington, D.C., where she covered the State Department and provided analysis on international issues.
Dougherty previously served as U.S. Affairs Editor for CNN International; Managing Editor of CNN International Asia/Pacific, based in Hong Kong; and CNN's Moscow Bureau Chief and Correspondent.
From 1991 to 1996 she was CNN White House Correspondent, covering the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
In 2013-14 she was a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she pursued research on Russia’s mass media.
Dougherty received her B.A. degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her M.A. from Georgetown University, where she researched Russia’s soft power diplomacy.
Dr. Angela Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Angela Stent is Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. She is also a Senior Fellow (nonresident) at the Brookings Institution and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on Post-Soviet Affairs. During the academic year 2015–2016 she was a Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund. From 2004 to 2006 she served on the National Intelligence Council as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia. From 1999 to 2001 she served in the Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State.
Dr. Stent’s academic work focuses on the triangular political and economic relationship between and among the United States, Russia, and Europe. Her publications include Russia and Germany Reborn: Unification, The Soviet Collapse and The New Europe (Princeton, 1999), From Embargo to Ostpolitik: The Political Economy of West German-Soviet Relations, 1955–1980 (Cambridge, 1981), and “Putin’s World” (2014) and “Putin’s Power Play in Syria: How to Respond to Russia’s Intervention” (Foreign Affairs, January–February 2016). Her latest book is The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century (Princeton, 2014), for which she won the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Douglas Dillon Award for Books of Distinction on the Practice of American Diplomacy.
Dr. Stent served as a member of the senior advisory panel for NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe for Admiral James Satvridis and General Philip Breedlove. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a contributing editor to Survival and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cold War Studies, World Policy Journal, Internationale Politik, and Mirovaia Ekonomika i Mezhdunarodnie Otnosheniie. She has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Russia and Central Asia. She is a Trustee of the Eurasia Foundation. Dr. Stent received her B.A. from Cambridge University, her MSc. with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.
How did Russia manage to emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so effectively? Is it because Putin is a brilliant strategist? Or has Russia stepped into a vacuum created by the West's distraction with its own domestic problems and US ambivalence about whether it still wants to act as a superpower? PUTIN'S WORLD examines the country's turbulent past, how it has influenced Putin, the Russians' understanding of their position on the global stage and their future ambitions -- and their conviction that the West has tried to deny them a seat at the table of great powers since the USSR collapsed.
This book looks at Russia's key relationships -- its downward spiral with the United States, Europe, and NATO; its ties to China, Japan, the Middle East; and with its neighbors, particularly the fraught relationship with Ukraine. PUTIN'S WORLD will help Americans understand how and why the post-Cold War era has given way to a new, more dangerous world, one in which Russia poses a challenge to the United States in every corner of the globe -- and one in which Russia has become a toxic and divisive subject in US politics.
The NYU Washington, DC Salon Series: Conversations with Writers & Artists presents an opportunity for the NYU and Washington, DC community to meet and engage in dialogue with acclaimed writers and artists as they reflect on their craft. This program provides facilitated conversations that aim to illuminate the guests’ creative processes, discuss their current works, and explain the impact of their work on the world around us. The Salon Series is made possible by NYU Washington, DC through the collaboration of NYU schools, departments and centers, as well as through special relationships with selected external organizations.