Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest
Angela Stent, professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University, discusses her new book, Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest, in which she explores the ambitions, successes, and challenges of Putin’s Russia on the global stage.
How did Russia manage to emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so effectively? Or has Russia stepped into a vacuum created by the West’s distraction with its own domestic problems and U.S. ambivalence about whether it still wants to act as a superpower? Stent will shed light on the country’s turbulent past and how it has influenced Putin, the Russians’ understanding of their position on the global stage and their future ambitions–and their conviction that the West has tried to deny them a seat at the table of great powers since the U.S.S.R. collapsed. This presentation will help Americans understand how and why the post-Cold War era has given way to a new, more dangerous world, one in which Russia poses a challenge to the United States in every corner of the globe–and one in which Russia has become a toxic and divisive subject in U.S. politics
the Davis Fund for Russian Area Studies. Co-sponsored by the History Department.
Oct 7–Dec 20Havana Revisited: An Architectural Heritage
This exhibition, one of the most complete historical portfolios of Havana’s notable buildings, presents architecture as a critical artistic and historical component of the city.Event Date:Monday, October 7, 2019 (All day) to Friday, December 20, 2019 (All day)
Oct 17, 7:30 PMThe Diane Silvers Ravitch ’60 Lecture
Sociologist Eve L. Ewing discusses her book Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side, and the story of Chicago’s 2013 mass public school closures, from their unfolding to their aftermath.Event Date:Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:30pm
Nov 19, 10 AM
Nov 6, 3:30–5 PMEducator Workshop
The Davis welcomes local K-12 educators for a workshop focused on utilizing resources from the permanent collections and current special exhibition. Explore how to connect the themes and works of art on view with your classroom curricula.Event Date:Wednesday, November 6, 2019 -3:30pm to 5:00pm