Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Trustees of the
Cordially Invite You to an Address by

Robert O. Freedman, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor, The Johns Hopkins University

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Reception: 5:15 p.m.      Address: 6:00 p.m.
Members: Free of Charge* – Guest: $10.00 – Non-Members: 25.00**

 “Russia and the United States: Is Reconciliation Possible?”

Alexis de Tocqueville saw the United States and Russia as being quite similar, implying future successful relations. However, the nations have been separated by ideological competition since the Bolshevik revolution, most notably during the Cold War, and recently by Russia’s revanchism under Mr. Putin: South Ossetia and Abkhazia, the Eurasian common market, Crimea, threats to the Baltic States, pressures in Eastern Europe, securing bases in Syria and influence in the Middle East, possible interference in U.S. elections, and the danger of cyber warfare and American vulnerabilities to it.  Yet, long term accommodation with Russia seems desirable.  A stable, prosperous, and status quo Russia would warrant a global place commensurate with her stature.

We look forward with great interest to Professor Freedman’s view of the future of U.S.-Russia relations and how we might make our way through the complications of our time.  He is the author or coauthor of 20 books, among which 5 are on Soviet and Russian foreign policy, including: Soviet Policy Toward the Middle East Since 1970Moscow and the Middle East: Soviet Policy Since the Invasion of AfghanistanSoviet-Israeli Relations Under Gorbachev, and Russia, Iran and the Nuclear Question: The Putin Record. He has also published innumerable articles including “Russia, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Putin Years,” and “Can Russia be a Partner for NATO in the Middle East?”

Professor Freedman holds a B.A. degree in Diplomatic History from the University of Pennsylvania and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in International Relations from Columbia University. He has been an Assistant Professor of Russian History at the United States Military Academy, Associate Professor of Political Science and Russian at Marquette University, and Professor of Political Science at the Baltimore Hebrew University. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University. He has been a commentator innumerable times on major media outlets, has consulted often with the U.S. and Israeli government agencies, and has served on U.S. government delegations including ones to Moscow and Uzbekistan.

Professor Freedman is a Trustee and great friend of the Council and has addressed it regularly since 1981.

It is a great pleasure once again to welcome Professor Freedman to the Council.

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