7 March 2016

Opening the Black Box of Russia’s Foreign Policy

Location Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Beginning 19  Ending 20:30
Speakers | David Cadier.

7 March 2016 | 19.00 – 20.30 |  Hertie School of Governance Friedrichstraße 180 | 10117 Berlin | Forum B

Whether in Ukraine or Syria, Russia’s actions have largely caught the West by surprise. Are they isolated and contextual convulsions or, more profoundly, the symptoms of a new direction in Russia’s foreign policy? What drives Russia’s foreign policy? What prompted a shift of gear during Vladimir Putin’s third presidential term, particularly in Russia policies towards Europe and the post-soviet space? This Dahrendorf panel discussion will look into this questions, reuniting experts and authors of a book* recently published on the topic at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

*Russia’s Foreign Policy: Ideas, Domestic Politics and External Relations, co-edited by David Cadier and Margot Light, is published by Palgrave. More information about the book is available here.


David CADIER, Visiting Senior Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs and Associate, LSE IDEAS

Andrey MAKARYCHEV, Guest professor at the Institute of Government and Politics, University of Tartu

Gustav GRESSEL, Visiting Fellow in the Wider Europe Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations

Gemma PÖRZGEN, freelance journalist with a focus on Eastern Europe and foreign policy


If you wish to attend this event please send an email to Felix Krause f.krause@hertie-school.org

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