US – Russia – Future: A Foreign Policy and Security Studies Workshop

Workshop Program

June 12 – Room 308 (Main Library Building, 1408 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL 61801)

8:30 am – Workshop Starts

9:00 am – Introduction & Opening Remarks – Dr. Paul Stronski (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – via Skype)

9:30 am – Dr. Andrew Akin (Air Command and Staff College), “Role Conceptions & Belligerent Russian Foreign Policy”

10:00 am – Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 am – Group Discussion: Role of Sanctions in U.S – Russian Relations

Moderator: Dr. Andrew Akin

12:00 pm – Lunch Break

1:00 pm – Dr. Andrew Jenks (California State University), “Hot Tubs, Hippies and Space Cadets: Space Collaboration in an Age of Mutual Assured Destruction”

2:00 pm – Group Discussion: Trust Deficit in U.S – Russian Relations

Moderator: Dr. Andrew Akin

3:00 pm – Dina Smeltz (Chicago Council on Global Affairs), “Public Opinion and the US-Russian Relationship”

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Sarah Dorr (University of Leeds – via Blackboard Ultra), “Understanding the Arab Spring’s impact on Uzbekistan”


June 13 

9:00 am – Policy Research Methods – Joe Lenkart (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) — Room 106 (Main Library Building)

9:30 am –Dr. Colleen Lucey (University of Arizona), “Tales of Violence and Murder: The Prostitute in Fin de Siècle Russian Literature” – Room 106 (Main Library Building)

10:00 am – Group Discussion: Countries and Societies in Transition – Room 308 (Main Library Building)

Moderator: Paul Stronski

11:00 am – Dr. Paul Stronski, “Tracing Russian Foreign Policy”

12:00 pm – Lunch Break

1:00 pm – Dr. Ralph Clem (Florida International University) & Dr. Cynthia Buckley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), “An assessment of attributing public healthcare infrastructure damage in the Donbas five years after Euromaidan”

2:00 pm – Coffee/Tea Break

2:30 pm – Francis Naylor (University of Colorado, Boulder), “Territory as a Nexus of Nationalism, Spatial Analysis, and Mental Mapping: The North Caucasus of the Former Soviet Union”

3:00 pm – Ruben Elamiryan (Princeton University), “Eastern Partnership Countries on the Cross-Roads of the Eurasian Geopolitics (USA, EU, Russia, China)”

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Research Time


June 14

9:00 am – Dr. Jeffrey Edmonds (Wilson Center via Blackboard Ultra), “Managing Russia-US Bilateral Relations” – Room 308 (Main Library Building)

Group Discussion: Arms Control – Room 106 (Main Library Building)

Moderators: Dr. Paul Stronski & Dr. Andrew Akin

10:00 am – Dr. Lee Farrow (Auburn University at Montgomery), “Russian-American Relations in the Age of Reform and Reconstruction: The Catacazy Affair and the Collapse of Imperial Friendship”

10:30 am – Group Discussion: Strategic Alliances

Moderators: Dr. Paul Stronski & Dr. Andrew Akin

12:00 pm – Lunch Break

1:00 pm – Open Discussion: US – Russia – Future

2:00 pm – Workshop Closing Remarks – Dr. Paul Stronski