ABOUT THE CALENDAR
Lecture | February 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Fiona Hill is director of the Center on the United States and Europe and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. From 2006 to 2009, she served as the national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at The National Intelligence Council. She is a frequent commentator on Russian and Eurasian affairs, and has researched and published... More >
The Unlikely Governor: An American Immigrant's Journey from the Ruins of Wartime Germany to the Federal Reserve Board
Lecture | February 4 | 12 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Robert Heller, Former Governor of the Federal Reserve Board
In this engaging and entertaining memoir, Robert Heller chronicles his journey from the caves and cellars of war-ravaged Germany to the United States and his eventual rise to be a Governor of the Federal Reserve Board and President and CEO of VISA U.S.A.
Lecture | February 4 | 3-5 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
From one of the most engaging political reporters and the author of Why Americans Hate Politics; the story of conservatism from the Goldwater 1960s to the present day Tea Party that has resulted in broken promises and an ideological purity that drives moderate Republicans away.
Lecture | February 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Narushige Michishita, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Japan's most important security policy goal is to create an environment under which China's rise will be peaceful and cooperative. In strategic terms, maintaining the balance of power in the region and creating crisis prevention and management mechanisms are the most effective means of achieving this.
Lecture | February 11 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Aziz Rana, Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School
This lecture explores how the Federal Constitution became a site of near unanimous public support in American life. Rana argues that the dominance and substantive meaning of constitutional veneration is actually a relatively recent developmentthe product of a series of interconnected political struggles between the American emergence onto the global stage with the Spanish-American War and World... More >
The Rise of Far-Right Nationalism in Europe and the Russia Angle: Implications for International Security and Foreign Policy
Colloquium | February 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Alina Polyakova, Deputy Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council
Far-right nationalist parties are on the rise in Western and Eastern Europe. Buttressed by the financial crisis of 2008, the ongoing migration crisis, and the threat of terrorist attacks, previously fringe political parties resonate with growing numbers of Europeans who are disenchanted with the European project. Many European far-right parties are also supporters of Russian President Vladimir... More >
Lecture | February 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Is democracy failing in East Central Europe? The newly-elected Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice) government in Poland appears to be following the authoritarian template set by Fidesz in Hungary: undermining the Constitutional Court, restricting the media, purging public administration, and weakening oversight institutions. But this is not a rejection of democracy or a widespread... More >
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