When: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 6:30 PM
Where: UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095
To RSVP: RSVP to Bennett Ramberg by March 19, 11 AM with your selection of $35 dinner/$39 dinner with dessert. Please bring your check payable to “Michael Intriligator,” your UCLA host. Parking is available at Structure 2, near the Faculty Center, at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme. Parking fee is $11.
For more information: Contact Denise Duffield at 213-689-9170

THE TOPIC: Putin and Russia’s Political Future In the aftermath of the March 4th Russian presidential election and the unprecedented wave of opposition demonstrations in Moscow, what are the prospects for Russia’s political development over the next 5-10 years? This talk will explore the background behind the recent fall in Vladimir Putin’s popularity and examine the likelihood of the current political status quo unraveling.

THE SPEAKER: Daniel Treisman is a professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was educated at Oxford University (BA Hons. 1986) and Harvard University (Ph.D. 1995). Treisman’s work focuses on Russian politics and economics and comparative political economy. He has published four books and numerous articles in leading political science and economics journals including The American Political Science Review and The American Economic Review, as well as in the public affairs journals Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy. A former lead editor and co-editor of The American Political Science Review, he has also served as a consultant for the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In 2002-3, he was named a Guggenheim Fellow by the John S. Guggenheim Foundation in New York. He has been a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution (Stanford) and the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna), and has received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the US and the Smith Richardson Foundation. His latest book The Return: Russia’s Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev, was published by The Free Press in January 2011.

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