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ASN 2015 WORLD CONVENTION PROGRAM

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Apr 23, 2015
The final program of the ASN 2015 World Convention can be downloaded at http://nationalities.org/uploads/documents/ASN_Final_Program_2015.pdf. The Convention, sponsored by the Harriman Institute, will be held at Columbia University, New York, on April 23-25, 2015. more

Promoting Public Citizenship in the 21st Century: Russian and American Perspectives on Public Oversight of the State

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April 30, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm
This discussion will feature three Russian experts who have each spent time at the Wilson Center (with support from the U.S. Embassy, Moscow’s “Peer-to-Peer Program”). The panel will compare the Russian and American experience and practice of public oversight. The results of their study include both expected and unexpected findings. For example, while U.S.-based organizations that work on government oversight are older and operate in a freer environment, there are areas where Russian groups and individuals are able to access state information faster and more reliably. more

Assessing U.S. Sanctions: Impact, Effectiveness, Consequences

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Apr 22, 2015
Ambassador Fried's prepared remarks for April 16, 2015 conference titled, "Assessing U.S. Sanctions: Impact, Effectiveness, Consequences." more

How America Can Step Up Its Leadership Role in the Arctic

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Apr 21, 2015
"A key question for the United States is whether the current complex geopolitical environment and tense atmosphere in Russian relations with the West will impinge future Arctic cooperation." writes James F. Collins. more

Does Russian Nationalism have a Future after Ukraine?

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April 21, 2015 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Russian nationalism has been the victim of what is the essential tragedy of the Russian people: the Russian state tried to become an empire before the Russian people became a nation, and as a result, at no point has the country been a nation state. And while pro-Kremlin radical nationalists are increasingly important in Russian politics, their nationalist agendas have been largely co-opted by the state. The speakers discussed the crisis facing Russian nationalists and what the future may hold for them. more

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