Russia after Crimea

Leonid Gozman

Leonid Gozman

Leonid Gozman, president of the Russian political party, Union of Right Forces, will present a lecture, “Russia after Crimea,” on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Stern Center, Great Room, at 208 West Louther Street. It is free and open to the public.

From the dissolution of the Soviet Union to the recent annexation of Crimea, Russia has consistently been a topic of conversation in world politics. Gozman, who also is a visiting fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, will discuss Russia’s current situation, its leadership under Vladimir Putin, the annexation of Crimea, why Russia has a negative view of the U.S. and ways to decrease international tension.

Gozman served as co-chairman of the Right Cause Party from 2008 to 2011. He is the former director of humanitarian projects at RUSNANO, a state-owned enterprise that commercializes innovations in nanotechnology. He also was executive board member and representative for governmental and NGO relations at Unified Energy System of Russia (RAO UES). An active participant in Russia’s democratic movement, Gozman served as political advisor to Anatoly Chubais and Yegor Gaidar, has authored several books and is a lecturer at Moscow State University. He was previously a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and professor of psychology and Russian area studies at Dickinson.

The event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Churchill Fund. It also is part of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty series. For more information, call 717-245-1875.

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Published February 2, 2015