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“Putin’s World”, with The World Affairs Council

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free – $40.00

Foreign Policy has been a welcomed addition to our diverse programming, and this discussion could not be better timed. Along with the World Affairs Council of Charleston and Buxton Books, we are honored for the opportunity to host renowned diplomacy expert Angela Stent, for insights into the Russian President’s approach to international relations and her incisive exploration of ‘how and why Russia has returned to the world stage. As the Senior Advisor to the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, and Professor Emerita of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University, her book, Putin’s World, uniquely examines the country’s turbulent past and the Russians’ understanding of their position on the global stage and their ambitions. Originally published in 2019, the revised edition out last year now also includes a new chapter solely dedicated to the war in Ukraine. 

“Informed by its author’s distinguished career in government and academia, this account of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s worldview provides an important window into one of the key geopolitical challenges of our time. Casual observers and seasoned experts will benefit from Dr. Stent’s brilliant exploration of Putin’s strategy and its disturbing implications for the West.”  Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to purchase one or more signed copies, please visit Buxton Books here.

About the Book

About Angela Stent

Angela Stent is Senior Adviser to the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and Professor Emerita of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is also a fellow at the Brookings Institution and a senior advisor to the United States Institute of Peace. She was a member of the senior advisory panel for NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe for Admiral James Stavridis and General Philip Breedlove. From 2004 to 2006, she served as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. She is the author of The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century, for which she won the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Douglas Dillon prize for the best book on the practice of American diplomacy. Stent’s primary research focus is Russian foreign policy, with special emphasis on the triangular U.S-Europe-Russia relationship. Her latest book is Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest (2019, updated paperback 2023), for which she won the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s prize for the best book on U.S-Russian Relations. Dr. Stent received her B.A. from Cambridge University, her MSc. with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science and her M.A. and PhD. from Harvard University.

About The World Affairs Council

The World Affairs Council of Charleston (WACC), formerly the Charleston Foreign Affairs Forum, was founded in the early 1980s as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Membership represents a cross-section of individuals from business, education, and civic backgrounds. Through thought-provoking presentations and discussions, participants of all ages and backgrounds are invited to challenge and enhance their understanding of the world. WACC is a 501(c)(3) organization and is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America, a network of 93 independent, nonpartisan councils across 40 states.


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October 24
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free – $40.00