Stephen Cohen & Katrina vanden Heuvel
Russia and the US: Destined for a new Cold War?

Stephen Cohen

Professor Emeritus, NYU, Princeton

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Editor and Publisher, The Nation

Moderated by Daniel Treisman

Professor of Political Science, UCLA

February 27, 2019 7:00 PM    Dinner

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Is America is sliding back into a dangerous new Cold War with Russia? The two nuclear superpowers are again locked in political and military confrontations. Many worry President Trump’s withdrawal from Syria could create a vacuum that will empower Russia even more in the Middle East. Russia is reportedly setting up a semi-permanent base to host its TU-160 strategic bombers on one of Venezuela’s Caribbean islands 1300 miles from Florida. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations of collusion between the Kremlin and President Trump’s campaign continues to put pressure on the US-Russian relationship. Americans grow more wary as the frenzy surrounding “Russiagate” intensifies.

Join us Wednesday, February 27 for a discussion with Stephen Cohen, one of America’s most influential and controversial Russia experts, and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, on the new Cold War and how it has been exacerbated by both Washington and the US mainstream media. The discussion will be moderated by UCLA professor of political science and Russia expert Daniel Treisman.

Stephen Cohen's new book War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate will be available for purchase at the event.

Stephen F. Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University, where for many years he was also director of the Russian Studies Program, and Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies and History at New York University. His books include Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography; Rethinking the Soviet Experience; Sovieticus; Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia and Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives. Cohen is married to Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, where he is a contributing editor. Read Stephen's articles here.

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor and publisher of The Nation. She is a frequent commentator on American and international politics for ABC, MSNBC, CNN, and PBS. She writes a weekly web column for The Washington Post. She is the author of The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in The Age of Obama; Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover; and co-editor of Taking Back America—And Taking Down The Radical Right. She has received awards for public service from numerous groups, including The Liberty Hill Foundation, The Correctional Association, and The Association for American-Russian Women. In 2010, she received the Exceptional Women in Publishing Award honoring women who have made extraordinary contributions to the publishing industry. Read vanden Heuvels articles here.

Daniel Treisman is a professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Treisman's work focuses on Russian politics and economics and comparative political economy. A former interim lead editor of The American Political Science Review, he has also served as a consultant for the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and as acting director of UCLA's Center for European and Eurasian Studies. In Russia, he is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Higher School of Economics and a member of the Jury of the National Prize in Applied Economics. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution (Stanford) and the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna), and has received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the US and the Smith Richardson Foundation.

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