Russia’s Relationships with China, East Asia, Central Asia and Implications for the West

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Russia’s Relationship with China, East Asia, Central Asia and Implications for the West

Featuring

Reşat Kasaba
Director, Jackson School for International Studies, University of Washington

Lara Iglitzin
Executive Director, Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Mike Nunes
Boeing

Don Hellmann
Professor, Political Science and Jackson School for International Studies, University of Washington

Scott Radnitz
Associate Professor and Director of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, University of Washington

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1500
Downtown Seattle

$15 for students
$20 for members
$30 for non-members
$35 at the door

Register Online

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Join the Trade Alliance and the Jackson School for International Studies for this analysis of Russia’s economic and political relationships.

In 2012, Russia became a member of the WTO. Concurrently, Russia is also navigating its relationship with the rising economies of East Asia and Central Asia. What are the dynamics of Russia’s relationships with these different parts of the world and what is their interplay?

These questions matter to Washington state, which exported over $905 billion in merchandise to Russia in 2012. As Russia’s relationships with other strategic parts of the world grow, what does this mean for our companies and institutions?

Reşat Kasaba is Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, and the Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies. He is Professor of International Studies, and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Civilization, Sociology, and Political Science, and held the Henry M. Jackson Professorship in 2007-2010. He is the author of numerous publications including, most recently, the award winning book, A Moveable Empire: Ottoman Nomads, Migrants, and Refugees.

Lara Iglitzin has been Executive Director of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation since 1995. Arriving at the Foundation in 1992 she developed the Foundation’s human rights program in Russia. She specializes in U.S.-Soviet relations and early 20th century political history. Prior to her work at the Foundation, Lara managed the Congressional Roundtable on U.S.-Soviet Relations. Lara did her undergraduate work at the University of Washington and received master’s degrees in Russian history and Russian studies, from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University.

Mike Nunes leads the Aviation Policy group for Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA). In this position, Nunes manages a team of aviation policy professionals who help shape global policy and regulatory environments to support business objectives. Prior to this role, Nunes worked for Boeing’s international strategy organization where he worked to develop market access strategies globally. Nunes has a master’s degree in international trade policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a graduate school of Middlebury College.

Don Hellmann is Professor of International Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. Since 1994, he has been director of the University’s APEC Study Center and has served as chair of the U.S. Consortium of APEC Study Centers. He received his undergraduate education at Princeton University and holds masters and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Scott Radnitz is Associate Professor of International Studies and Director of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington. His research deals with authoritarian politics, informal networks, and identity, with an emphasis on Central Asia and the Caucasus. He received his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 2007.
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Registration: The cost for the program is $15 for students, $20 for members, $30 for non-members and $35 at the door. For questions contact Samantha Paxton at samanthap@seattletradealliance.com or (206) 389-7319.

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Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce

World Trade Center Tacoma

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