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Category Archives: RSC Event Summaries

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December 16, 2016

Event Summary: ’25 Years On: Ukraine Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

By Alexander Baker
On Wednesday 14th of December, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Ambassador Natalia Galibarenko, Robert Brinkley CMG and Olexiy Solohubenko to reflect upon developments in Ukraine since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The discussion was based upon the …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries
December 7, 2016

Event: ’25 Years On: Russia Since the Fall of the Soviet Union’

By Michael Hartfield
On Monday 5th December the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to host a highly distinguished panel including, Arkady Ostrovsky, Vladimir Pastukhov, Sir Andrew Wood and Robert Service. With a panel of such a high calibre, the event was a …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Spotlight
December 1, 2016

Event Summary: Report launch for Putin’s Useful Idiots

By Michael Hartfield
On Wednesday 23rd November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to launch Dr. Andrew Foxall’s report ‘Putin’s Useful Idiots’, to discuss the Kremlin’s network of political influence in the UK. Dr Foxall was joined by Peter Pomerantsev and MP Ian …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Spotlight
November 8, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Promoting Human Rights, Civil Society and Democracy in Russia’

On Thursday 6th October, Henry Jackson Society welcomed five leading Russian civil rights activists; Dmitri Bartenev, Natalia Taubina, Valentina Cherevatenko, Robert Latypov and Grigory Melkonyants to discuss the challenges of speaking out against human rights abuses and promoting democracy in …

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November 1, 2016

Event Summary: ‘All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin’

By Talia Jessener
On Monday 31st October the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Russian journalist and filmmaker Mikhail Zygar to discuss his recent book: ‘All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladamir Putin.’ As its name suggests, the …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia
September 14, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin’

By Talia Jessener
On Wednesday 13th September, by kind invitation of Henry Smith MP, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed David Satter to discuss his book: ‘The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep.’ The book covers the rise of authoritarianism in …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Terrorism & Security
July 14, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Rise of Reiderstvo: Implications for Russia and the West’

By Patrick Benjamin
TIME: 13:00-14:00, Wednesday 13th July 2016
VENUE: Committee Room G, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Dr. Louise Shelley, Founder and Director of TraCCC
Host: Baroness Falkner
Chair: Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russia Studies Centre, Henry Jackson …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia
May 23, 2016

Event Summary: ‘NATO – Warfare Tactics to Project Stability in the East and South’

by Hugh Coates
On the 23rd May, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary General of NATO, delivered a talk on the state of the NATO alliance, the myriad of threats it faces in the present day and its strategy for confronting them. The …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Spotlight
May 11, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Russia, Ukraine and the West: Causes and Consequences of the Current Conflict’

by Jim Ormiston
On the 11th May Professor Matthew Rojansky gave a talk hosted by The Henry Jackson Society titled ‘Russia, Ukraine and the West: Causes and Consequences of the Current Conlfict’ was held at The Henry Jackson Society’s offices in …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Ukraine
May 5, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Resurgent Authoritarianism: The Global Challenge to Democratic Norms’

by Hugh Coates
On the 5th May, Dr Marc F. Plattner, Dr Lilia Shevtsova, and Christopher Walker gave a talk on the current threat posed to democracy by resurgent authoritarian powers across the globe – the central theme of their recent …

Posted in China, Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Iran, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spotlight
April 19, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Russia’s Duma Elections: What to expect’

by William Miller
On the 19th April, Chris Bryant MP hosted the Henry Jackson Society’s event ‘Russia’s Duma Elections: What to expect’. Three speakers with very diverse backgrounds were in attendance; Vladimir Ashurkov, Vladimir Kara-Murza, and Vladimir Pastukhov.
Dr. Pastukhov spoke in no uncertain …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Spotlight
April 13, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’

by Rachel Oliver
On the 13th April 2016, Lord Risby hosted the Henry Jackson Society event ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’ in which Evgeny Afinnevsky, Producer and Director, delivered a talk on the making of the Oscar-nominated documentary.
Evgeny Afinnevsky opened …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Spotlight, Ukraine
February 24, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Ukraine and the EU: The Challenges and Opportunities of a Closer Political Relationship’

by Simas Celutka
On the 23rd of February, a delegation of five Ukrainian MPs took part in a panel discussion on ‘Ukraine and the EU: The Challenges and Opportunities of a Closer Political Relationship’. The event was chaired by Sir Gerald …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, RSC Spotlight, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
October 13, 2015

Event Summary: ‘Reforming Ukraine: the 2015 Regional Elections’

On the 13th October 2015, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host ‘Reforming Ukraine: the 2015 Regional Elections’. Featuring Boryslav Bereza, member of the Ukrainian Parliament, and Yulia Osmolovska, Managing Partner at the Institute of Negotiation Skills.
Mr Bereza began …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, RSC Spotlight, Russia, Spotlight, Ukraine
September 30, 2015

Event Summary: The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries

On Wednesday 30th September, The Henry Jackson Society’s Dr. Andrew Foxall hosted a book launch with Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, cofounders of Agentura.Ru. and authors of The New Nobility.
Soldatov and Borogan spoke about the history of surveillance in Russia; outlining the extent of …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Technology, Terrorism & Security
June 18, 2015

Event summary: ‘Taking Russia to International Courts: Lessons from the YUKOS Case’

The following is a summary of an event with Bruce Misamore, chaired by Baroness Falkner of Margravine, on 18 June 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of The Henry Jackson Society or its staff.
On 18 …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia Studies Centre
June 16, 2015

Event summary: ‘Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?’

This is a summary of an event with Karen Dawisha, chaired by Lord Risby, on June 16, 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of The Henry Jackson Society or its staff.
For a full transcript …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia Studies Centre
June 9, 2015

Event summary: UK’s Policy Toward Russia After the General Election

The following is a summary of an event with Michael Tatham, Sir Andrew Wood, and Dr Andrew Foxall, chaired by Damian Collins MP, on 9th of June, 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speakers and not by The …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, United Kingdom
June 4, 2015

Event summary: Religious Freedom: An antidote to violent religious extremism

This is a summary of an event with Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, chaired by Baroness Berridge of the Vale of Catmose, on 4th June 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of the Henry Jackson …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia Studies Centre
June 2, 2015

Event summary: ‘Aggression against Ukraine: Territory, Responsibility, and International Law’

This is a summary of an event with Thomas Grant, chaired by Lord Soley, on June 2, 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of The Henry Jackson Society or its staff.
For a transcript of …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Ukraine
May 21, 2015

Event summary: ‘Fighting Hybrid War and Pushing for Reform in Ukraine: First Outcomes’

This is a summary of an event with Nataliya Popovych and Alex Ryabchyn, chaired by James Cleverly MP, on 21st of May 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of The Henry Jackson Society or …

Posted in Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Ukraine
March 26, 2015

Event Summary: ‘Inside Putin’s Russia: Nothing is True and Everything is Possible’

This is a summary of an event with Peter Pomerantsev and Oliver Bullough, chaired by Dr. Julian Lewis MP, on 25 February 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speakers and not those of The Henry Jackson Society or its staff.
For a …

Posted in Defence, Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
March 17, 2015

Event Summary: ‘Chasing the Money: From Russia to the West’

This is a summary of an event with Bill Browder and Robert Barrington, chaired by Dominic Raab MP, on Tuesday 17 March 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speakers and not those of The Henry Jackson Society or its …

Posted in CRT Event Summary, Economy, Event Summaries, RSC Event Summaries, Russia
February 5, 2015

Event Summary: ‘Chechnya and Vladimir Putin’s Rise to Power’

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This is a summary of an event with Akhmed Zakaev and David Satter, chaired by Lord Judd, on 5th February 2015; it reflects the views expressed by the speakers and not those of The …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Human Rights, RSC Event Summaries, Russia

‘Chechnya and Vladimir Putin’s Rise to Power’

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SPEAKERS:
Akhmed Zakaev
Prime Minister-in-Exile of the Unrecognised Chechen Republic of Ichkeria
David Satter
Associate Fellow at The Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society
TIME: 1 – 2pm, Thursday 5th …

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