There is little doubt that we are living in historic times. Among nations frequently in the news in the past several years is Russia. Recently the streets of Moscow and other Russian cities have been filled with protesters. Russia and the Ukraine continue to struggle over the sovereignty of their borders, and Russia's relationships with the European union is in a state of flux.David M. McDonald, the Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will share his take on the current political landscape in Russia, including the impacts of contemporary Russian politics on the United States and the rest of the world.
Professor McDonald has been a faculty member with UW–Madison since 1988. A graduate of the University of Toronto and the recipient of a doctorate at Columbia University, McDonald teaches and conducts research in the history of the Russian Empire. In addition to teaching classes in his specialty, McDonald has served as Special Assistant for Athletics (in the wake of the Shoe Box scandal) and has chaired UW–Madison’s Department of History. He also chaired the search that yielded Rebecca Blank, current chancellor of UW–Madison.
We hope that you will join us for this talk about Putin’s Russia.
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