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Round table discussion on Russian/Western cooperation

Prof. Klaus Segbers has taken part in a round table discussion on the future of academic cooperation between Russia and the West.

News from Nov 23, 2015

On the morning of Friday the 19th of November, Center for Global Politics Program Director Prof. Klaus Segbers took part in a round table discussion in the US city of Philadelphia. Hosted by the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), the event revolved around the topic The Future of Western – Russian Academic Cooperation: Fading out or Re-Building?’. Specifically, the event sought to address the issues caused by the degrading relationship between Russia and the West in an academic context.

Prof. Segbers himself chaired the round table discussion, which featured five participants. These included: Irina Busygina from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Jouni Järvinen from the Aleksanteri Institute in Finland, Dmitri Mitin from the North Carolina State University, Norman Naimark from the University of Stanford and Julie Newton from the University of Oxford.

Together these panelists discussed, from their own personal perspectives and experiences, how best to bridge the widening gap between east and west. A wide range of opinions were expressed and a diverse number of positions were examined, ranging from reengagement to de-coupling and de-cooperation. All up the panel was a success by any measure.