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Urnov to speak on Russia's political prospects

Mark Y. Urnov, chair of the faculty of political behavior in the Department of Politics at the National Research University-Higher School of Economics in Moscow, will speak on “Russia: Virtual and Real Political Prospects,” on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. in 216 Aaron Burr Hall, at Princeton University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Program in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES).

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by February 4 to the Kathleen Allen at kballen@princeton.edu or 609-258-5978**

Urnov’s research interests include political psychology, noninstitutional factors of social dynamics, post-totalitarian societies, and political forecasting.  In the 1990s and early 2000s, before joining the faculty of the Higher School of Economics, a leading Russian academic institution, he headed the Analytical Directorate of the President for the Russian Federation and served as the first deputy director of the Russian Federation’s Centre for Economic Reform.  Urnov’s most recent book is Emotions and Political Life: The Emotional Atmosphere of the Society and its Influence on Political Processes (2011). His articles on sociology, culture, and political science have appeared in Russian and international journals and newspapers.

Serguei Oushakine, associate professor of anthropology and Slavic languages and literatures, is the director of REEES.

For more information contact Kathleen Allen, kballen@princeton.edu or 609-258-5978.