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Putin's Russia: Friend, Foe, or Something Else? - Ben Whisenhunt ''90

Event Detail
Date: Friday, December 6th
Time: 11:10 am-12:00 pm
Description:

With Vladimir Putin reaching the end of his second decade in power in Russia, many Americans are still confused by who he is and why he does what he does. Putin's personal and professional background shape much of what he does as the leader of Russia. This presentation will examine Putin's Russia in the context of Russian-American relations. ~Dr. Ben Whisenhunt is Professor of History at College of DuPage. He has published seven books on Russian history with an emphasis on Russian-American relations. He has led four student groups to Russia over the past decade, and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Ryazan' State University in Russia in 2006. He is co-managing editor of Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS), and co-series editor of "Americans in Revolutionary Russia" published by Slavica Publishers. He earned a B.A. in history and Russian at Cornell College in 1990, an M.A. in history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Ph.D. in Russian history at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Location:
Hedges Conference Room
Contact:
Lynne Ikach
4114
likach@cornellcollege.edu

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