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Russian policy expert to discuss Putin, Feb. 4

Dmitri Trenin, deputy director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, will speak on "Putin as Partner: Russian Foreign Policy in Transition" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

One of Moscow's most influential policy specialists, Trenin served in the USSR/Russian armed forces from 1972 to 1993, working as a liaison officer in Germany, as a staff member of the USSR delegation to U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms talks in Geneva and as a senior lecturer at the Military Institute. He was a senior research fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome in 1993 and at the Institute of Europe at the Russian Academy of Science from 1993 to 1997.

At the Carnegie Moscow Center, Trenin co-chairs the Foreign and Security Policy Program, which promotes scholarship on a broad range of security issues, including Russia's relations with its immediate neighbors and the future direction of its associations with the United States. He is the author or editor of numerous publications, including "The End of Eurasia: Russia on the Border Between Geopolitics and Globalization" (2001), "Russia and European Security Institutions: Entering the 21st Century" (2000) and "Russia's China Problem" (1998).

Trenin's talk is the first in the second series of lectures on "Contemporary Issues in International Relations" presented by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination . It is cosponsored by the Center of International Studies , the Program in Russian Studies and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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