The GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series aims to bring the best and the brightest minds in academia and policy from all over the world to Hamburg to stimulate public exchange on key global developments.
Within the newly established GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series, the renowned Russia specialist Professor Padma Desai will deliver a lecture on "Putin and Russia in Historical Perspective".
Professor Desai is a development economist and Director of the Center for Transition Economies at Columbia University. She is a leading international expert on Russia and crises of the global financial system. Her book Conversations on Russia: Reforms from Yeltsin to Putin is a standard reference in Russian Studies.
In her lecture Professor Desai will discuss Putin’s geopolitical manoeuvring in the region. She will address the effects US and EU sanctions have had and consider the question of whether Putin’s strategies can revive the Russian economy.
Seating is limited; please register early to avoid disappointments.