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Lunch & Learn • How to Think About a Post-Putin Future

May 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 created a huge challenge for security in Europe. It led to strong responses from US, EU and NATO with the expectation that Russian economy will collapse and with it Putin’s regime, too. However, after two years the war continues and it may lead to a long-term confrontation between Russia and the West. In this framework, many experts now consider Russia as a ‘Soviet Union 2.0’, and following this approach a number of US think tanks are proposing different scenarios for future relations with Russia. However, such view can be based on serious miscalculations. In his presentation, Andrei Yakovlev will discuss alternative scenarios and propose possible solutions for reducing the global security risks related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Lunch will be provided, but registration is required as space is limited. Please RSVP to secure your spot.

Andrei Yakovlev is an economist whose main research interests include political economy of development, state-business relations in Russia, industrial policy, public procurement, and incentives for bureaucracy (with comparative study of Russia and China). From 1993 to 2023 he worked at the HSE (Higher School of Economics) University in Moscow as director of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies. In 2011-2022 together with Timothy Frye of Columbia University he led HSE’s International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID). Since 2006 he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES). In 2015-2019 he served as president of the Association of Russian Economic Think Tanks (ARETT). In 2017 he was awarded the Gaidar Prize in economics. In 2022-2023 he was visiting scholar at Davis Center in Harvard and from November 2023 he is a fellow at Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Germany.


May 15
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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