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Great Decisions - Russia: Confrontation or Partnership

While 21st century Russia is not the Soviet Union, some of Moscow’s recent rhetoric seems reminiscent of the Cold War. At the same time, considerable mutual interests remain. Russian Academy of Sciences Historian Irina Bystrova provides a look at what will drive the US-Russian relationship going forward.


Irina Bystrova
Russian Academy of Sciences

Irina Bystrova earned her PhD in history from the Russian Academy of Sciences. Her doctoral research focused on the history of the Soviet military-industrial complex.  Since 1999, she has served on the faculty of the Russian State University for Humanities. 

Dr. Bystrova is the author of more than 60 publications, including two books The Military-Industrial Complex of the USSR in the years of the Cold War (2000), and Soviet Military-Industrial Complex: Problems of Creation and Development (2006). Her recent research concentrates on the international history of military-industrial complexes (the USSR and Russia, the USA, China, France).

Her scholarship has been recognized internationally. She has received an IREX grant to Stanford University and two Fulbright Fellowships affiliated with George Washington University. She has also been a Nobel Institute Fellow in Oslo, and a visitor at the Academy of Social Sciences of China and Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris. She is a native of Moscow.



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March 3, 2009
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UWM Studen Union Ballroom
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee ,WI 53211
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