New Societies, Old Elites: Developments in Russia, Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus
Since gaining their independence in 1991, the post-Soviet countries of Russia, Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus have followed increasingly diverse development trajectories. While the countries' ambitions on the international scene differ, they have faced similar economic and political challenges in dealing with their post-Soviet legacy. This event will assess the developments in the countries' elite structures, civil society, economy and the activities of external actors in the region.Speakers include: Pavel Baev, Peace Research Institute, Oslo; Katia Glod, Robert Bosch Fellow 2012, Chatham House; Orysia Lutsevych, Robert Bosch Fellow 2012, Chatham House; George Mchedlishvili, Robert Bosch Fellow 2013, Chatham House; Tatiana Parkhalina, Centre for European Security; Alexander Pivovarsky, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Gevorg Ter-Gabrielyan, Eurasia Partnership Foundation; Igor Torbakov, Uppsala University; and Ketevan Vashakidz, Eurasia Partnership Foundation.
Attendance is by invitation only.