RCBC Global Studies Lecture Series: Vladimir Putin, The Road to Ukraine
April 28, 2022 from 5 to 6:30 pm Webex

The next event in our continuing "Global Studies Lecture Series" is a discussion on the current Russia Ukraine war, how this speaks to Vladimir Putin's foreign policy and strategy and his ideology, his and the regime's relations with the Russian population and possible causes and outcomes of the war with a leading scholar and specialist on these subjects. Our guest for this talk is Dr. Leon Aron (Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute). Dr. Aron is a Russian national who immigrated to the U.S. as a refugee in 1978 and is a leading scholar in Russian politics and political history, Russia's foreign and domestic strategies and policies, and political, economic, and social transitions in Russian society after the fall of the Soviet Union. He has authored numerous books and research essays and papers on the democratic revolution in Russia that helped lead to the end of the Soviet Union, the strategies, methods, and goals of Putin and the current Russian regime, and he wrote the first in-depth biography of Boris Yeltsin. Besides his academic publications, he has published essays and articles in the Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post and has been a frequent guest on multiple national and international news outlets such as PBS, CNN, C-SPAN and CBS News’ “60 Minutes”.

This event is part of our "Global Studies Lecture Series", a series that brings world-renowned scholars and researchers to RCBC to discuss and engage with students and the public on crucial and current issues in global security, conflict, health, and environment.


This series is made possible through a U.S. Department of Education "Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages Program" (UISFL) grant. Your organizer and host is Dr. Brandon M. Chapman (Instructor and Department Chair of Anthropology and Sociology, RCBC).