[PAST EVENT] A New Cold War? Putin, Putinism and U.S.-Russian Relations

October 4, 2018
Tucker Hall, 127A
350 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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A New Cold War?

The Reves Center for International Studies presents the 2018 McSwain-Walker Lecture presented by Brian D. Taylor, Professor and Chair, Political Science, Syracuse University: Will There be a New Cold War? Putin, Putinism and U.S.-Russian Relations.

Brian Taylor is a professor of political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Taylor?s geographic area of specialization is Russia and the post-Soviet region. His new book The Code of Putinism, which is released in June 2018, examines how Putin has shaped Russia for the past 20 years.

Additionally, Dr. Taylor is the author of State Building in Putin?s Russia: Policing and Coercion After Communism and Politics and the Russian Army: Civil-Military Relations, 1689-2000.

Taylor's research focuses on the role of state coercive organizations, such as the military and the police, in domestic politics. Additional interests include comparative state-building and civil-military relations. 

Taylor received his B.A. in Political Science with Honors and Highest Distinction from the University of Iowa; an M.Sc. with Distinction in the Politics and Government of Russia and the Soviet Union from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The annual McSwain-Walker lecture brings renowned scholars, artists, analysts and other notable public figures to William & Mary to speak on topics related to how other countries and cultures interact with the United States, and how the United States interacts with them.