Public lecture

17 November 2014

Professor Brian D. Taylor from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, will give a public lecture entitled

Another Look at Russian Power

on 24 November 2014, from 10:15–12:00 at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Lossi 36, room 214.

Russian opposition politician Garry Kasparov recently called Vladimir Putin “the most dangerous man in the world,” and the Russian annexation of Crimea and the war in Ukraine has heightened concerns worldwide about a resurgent and revisionist Russia. This talk assesses the threat from Russia and Putin by examining the sources of Russian power across multiple dimensions.

Brian D. Taylor is professor of political science and director of the Center for European Studies in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Taylor is the author of State Building in Putin’s Russia: Policing and Coercion After Communism (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Politics and the Russian Army: Civil-Military Relations, 1689-2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2003). He also has published monographs, book chapters, and articles in multiple journals, including Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs, Problems of Post-Communism, and International Studies Review. Taylor received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. from the University of Iowa. His research focuses on contemporary Russian politics and the Russian state.