Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 5:45pm - 8:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1512
Please join the Harriman Institute for a book talk with Fiona Hill, co-author of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin. Fiona Hill is director of the Center on the United States and Europe, and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution. She is a frequent commentator on Russian and Eurasian affairs, who has researched and published extensively on issues related to Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, regional conflicts, energy, and strategic issues. She is also the co-author of the forthcoming book, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin(Brookings Press, 2013). http://www.brookings.edu/research/books/2013/mrputin#refid=20121206_hill_gaddy_seg1 Discussant: Stephen Sestanovich, Columbia University This program will begin with a reception at 5:45pm, followed by the discussion at 6:10pm. This talk is part of this year's "Corruption and Patronage" core project. The project examines these issues both within Eurasian societies and comparatively, and asks a provocative question: do corruption and patron/client favoritism always impede progress, or instead are they a way to get things done in societies that lack well institutionalized legal systems.