Starr Forum: The Collapse of the Soviet Empire and the Seeds of the New European War
Monday, April 25, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:00pmVirtual Event
Please register for this Zoom event at https://bit.ly/SovietCollapseReconsidered
Vladislav Zubok is professor of international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science, with expertise on the Cold War, the Soviet Union, Stalinism, and Russia’s intellectual history in the 20th century. His most recent books are Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union (2021), The Idea of Russia: The Life and Work of Dmitry Likhachev (2017), Dmitry Likhachev. The Life and the Century (in Russian, 2016) A Failed Empire: the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev (2007) and Zhivago’s Children: the Last Russian Intelligentsia (2009).
Carol Saivetz is a senior advisor in the MIT Security Studies Program. She is the author and contributing co-editor of books and articles on Soviet and now Russian foreign policy issues.
Elizabeth Wood is professor of history at MIT. She is the author most recently of Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine. She is co-director of the MISTI MIT Russia Program, coordinator of Russian studies, and adviser to the Russian Language Program.
A session of the Focus on Russia Lecture Series.
Co-sponsors: MIT Center for International Studies (CIS), MIT Security Studies Program (SSP), MISTI MIT-Russia
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