Panel of experts discuss Russia's future
Feb. 12, 2008
KALAMAZOO--"Putin's Long Shadow: Russia's Future," a panel discussion with faculty experts from three universities, begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium at Western Michigan University.
Admission is $5 for the general public and free to students and faculty of WMU and Davenport and Kalamazoo colleges. A valid ID from one of the three schools is required for free admission.
Panelists are Dr. James Butterfield, WMU professor of political science, Dr. Gerard Libaridian, Alex Manoogian Chair in Modern Armenian History at the University of Michigan, and Dr. Heather Tafel, an assistant professor of political science at Grand Valley State University. The three will share their views on Russian President Vladimir Putin's anticipated influence following the upcoming March elections in Russia.
"Putin's Long Shadow" is part of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan's Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series and is sponsored by the World Affairs Council, WMU's Haenicke Institute for Global Education and Kalamazoo College.
Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series
"Putin's Long Shadow" is the second of three programs in Kalamazoo sponsored by the World Affairs Council.
Feb. 5--"Iraq: No Exit in Sight," a lecture by Deborah Amos, foreign correspondent for National Public Radio in WMU's Shaw Theatre.
Feb. 19--"Putin's Long Shadow: Russia's Future," a panel discussion in the Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium.
Feb. 26--"Philanthropy: Does This New Global Player have the Power to Make a Global Difference?" a panel discussion in Stetson Chapel at Kalamazoo College.
For more information, contact the World Affairs Council's Dixie Anderson at email@example.com or (616) 776-1721.
Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org