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The Lands in Between: Russia vs. the West and the New Politics of Hybrid War | TAM Friday Lecture Series

November 1, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Event flyer for Mitchell Orenstein November 1 Russia and the EU lecture, PDF is available on website.Frontline states between Russia and the EU hold powerful lessons for Western countries. There, hybrid warfare has polarized parties and voters into two camps: those who support a Western vision of liberal democracy and those who support a Russian vision of nationalist authoritarianism. Today we see politics in more and more Western countries following suit. Paradoxically, those who rise to the pinnacle of the political system in the lands in between are often non-ideological power brokers who have found a way to profit from both sides, taking rewards from both Russia and the West.

Mitchell Orenstein is Professor and Department Chair of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Orenstein’s research focuses on the political economy of transition in Central and Eastern Europe, pension privatization worldwide, the role of ideas in economic policy reform, and Russia’s hybrid war on the West.

This event is co-sponsored by the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies.

This event takes place from 12:15-1:45pm. Please be informed that the campus weeknight parking program begins August 15, 2019. The program does not include weekend parking from 5pm Friday–7:30am Monday, and does not impact current daytime visitor parking on campus. Please visit these guidelines for information on weeknight parking on campus.

Access the PDF of the event flyer.


November 1, 2019
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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