College of Liberal Arts

Panel: The Future of US-Russia Relations under a Trump Presidency

Monday Jan 23, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302)

The Future of US-Russia Relations under a Trump Presidency

 

Join us for a panel discussion with UT faculty on the potential shift in US foreign policy towards Russia during the Trump administration.

 

Moderated by: Dr. Lorinc Redei, Lecturer; LBJ School of Public Affairs
Panelists include:
  • Professor Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Policy; LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Professor Sharyl Cross, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence at St. Edward's University; Global Policy Fellow at Kennan Institute, Wilson Center 
  • Dr. Paul Miller, Assistant Director at the Clements Center for National Security; LBJ School of Public Affairs, Strauss Center for International Security and Law
Faculty Participant Bios:

Dr. Lorinc Redei is Lecturer and Graduate Adviser for Global Policy Studies at the LBJ School of Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin, and an affiliate of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Dr. Redei holds degrees from the Central European University in Budapest, Georgetown University, and Middlebury College; he joined the LBJ school as full-time faculty in 2013. From 2005 to 2008 and during the spring of 2011, he served as a press officer in the European Parliament, the directly elected legislature of the European Union. He managed relations with the press corps on the Parliament’s activities in the realm of foreign affairs, especially the work of its Foreign Affairs Committee. He writes about European politics, the European Union—especially its foreign and security policy—the role of the European Parliament in this field and in parliamentary diplomacy.  

Dr. Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Policy in the Department of History and the LBJ School of Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin is an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Dr. Suri received degrees from Stanford University, Ohio University, and Yale University. His research focuses on the workings of power at the local and international levels, and the interactions across these levels. Prof. Suri treats power as contingent, context-dependent, and often quite elusive. Like practitioners of politics, he views power as essential for any meaningful achievement, especially in the realms of social justice and democratization. His most recent book, Sustainable Security: Rethinking American National Security Strategy (Oxford University Press), was published this fall. 

Prof. Sharyl Cross, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence at St. Edward's University and Global Policy Fellow at the Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Dr. Cross holds degrees form the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Arizona. She held previous appointments as faculty at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany & Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dr. Cross has extensive teaching and publication experience in international relations with area concentrations on Russia/Eurasia & South East Europe. She is currently working on her next book with Paul Bolt entitled China, Russia, & Twenty First Century Global Geopolitics (Oxford University Press). She has recently been interviewed in The Diplomat about foreign policy and a Trump presidency.

Dr. Paul Miller, Associate Director of the Clements Center for National Securityand lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin, is a distinguished scholar with the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Dr. Miller holds degrees from Georgetown University and Harvard University and has taught at the National Defense University. Dr. Miller worked at the RAND Corporation prior to arriving at UT-Austin. In his first book, Armed State Building (Cornell University Press, 2013), Miller examined the history and strategy of stability operations. His most recent publication is American Power and Liberal Order: A Conservative Internationalist Grand Strategy (Georgetown University Press, 2016).

 

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