Contacts: Suzanne Trimel For immediate release
(212) 854-5573 May 2, 1997
Harriman Institute-Associated Press Conference on Russia's Future Slated for May 7 at Columbia University
Seventy-five top international scholars, journalists and policymakers
will examine major trends and issues in Russia during a conference
Wednesday, May 7, at Columbia University sponsored by The Associated
Press and Columbia's Harriman Institute.
The fourth annual joint AP-Harriman Institute conference, titled
"Debating Russia's Future," will bring together leading scholars in the
field, including Robert Legvold, Richard Ericson and Alexander
Motyl of the Harriman Institute; Andrew Goodman of the State
Department, now a visiting scholar at Harriman; and Peter
Reddaway of American University. Participating journalists will
include Eleanor Randolph of the Los Angeles Times; Katrina
vanden Heuvel of The Nation and Stephen Handelman of the
Toronto Star. Participants will debate the future of Russia's democratic
government, its market economy and its relations with its immediate
David Remnick of The New Yorker, author of Lenin's Tomb:
The Last Days of the Soviet Empire and Resurrection: The Struggle for a
New Russia, will deliver the keynote address at 12:30 P.M.
The conference will take place from 8:30 A.M. to 6: 30 P.M. in the Dag
Hammarskjold Lounge, 6th floor, School of International and Public
Affairs, West 118th Street at Amsterdam Avenue. A luncheon will be held
at Columbia's Faculty House and the event will conclude with a reception.
The media is invited to cover the event. Please call in advance, if you plan to attend, or if you wish to obtain the full conference schedule.