Thu, Apr 12, 2012: Russia and the West After the Cold War

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Join us for a free public lecture at 4-6pm on April 12, 2012 in Room 087 of University College (15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON) by:

Sergei Plekhanov , Associate Professor of Political Science, York University


Born in Moscow, Russia. Holds B.A. and M.A. in International Relations from Moscow State Institute of International Relations and a Ph.D. in History from Institute for the Study of the USA and Canada, Academy of Sciences of the USSR. From 1988 to 1993 – Deputy Director of the Institute for the Study of the USA and Canada. Dr. Plekhanov has taught as Visiting Professor at the University of California, Irvine, and Occidental College (Los Angeles), and served as Soviet Affairs Consultant with CBS News (1989-1991). Since his arrival in Canada in 1993, he has been a frequent commentator on Russian and East European affairs for Canadian TV and radio networks and print media. He has consulted Canadian and US governments on Russian affairs and testified at hearings at the Parliament of Canada and US Congress.

Current positions: Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, York University; Coordinator of the Post-Communist Studies Program at York Centre for International and Security Studies; Senior Associate of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto. Prof. Plekhanov has published widely on issues of post-communist transformations in Russia, Russian foreign policy, US-Russian relations, and American politics. He is serving as Secretary of the Canadian Pugwash Group, an NGO advocating nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.

This lecture is part of the Vital Discussions of Human Security series which is co-sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace and Voice of Women for Peace.

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