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James H. Billington Lecture | Russia and the Global Digital (Dis)Order

Date & Time

May. 31, 2023
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online


As world governments struggle to define the principles and institutions that govern digital technologies, Russia is leading the global challenge to the United States’ digital dominance in this increasingly contentious debate. For the Kennan Institute for the annual James H. Billington Lecture, 2022-23 Billington Fellow Stanislav Budnitsky drew on archival materials, expert interviews, and cyber policy forum ethnography to illuminate how Russia’s great power ambitions and advancement of the multipolar world order have directed its cyber diplomacy.

The James H. Billington Fellowship was established in 2016 in tribute to the co-founder of the Kennan Institute, former Director of the Wilson Center, and former Librarian of Congress. Dr. Billington made enduring contributions to the field of Russian Studies, and in our nation’s ability to understand and maintain bridges of dialogue with the Russian people.

Hosted By

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

Science and Technology Innovation Program

The Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) serves as the bridge between technologists, policymakers, industry, and global stakeholders.  Read more

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