Crimea in the Narrative of Putin's Russia

February 15, 2017
10:00 AM
ASU's Payne Hall (EDB), room 208
Event Description: 

Dr. Pleshakov discusses Crimea and its place in Putin's Russia.

Constantine Pleshakov completed a doctoral degree, doktor nauk, in Political Science in Russia in 1995. He has served as a visiting assistant professor of political science at Amherst College and of Russian and Eurasian studies at Mount Holyoke College. Dr. Pleshakov has taught courses on critical social thought, history, international relations, political science, and Russian and Eurasian studies. At the Institute of U.S. and Canada Studies in Moscow, he served as a fellow, senior fellow, and section head. Among his awards, he made the Princeton Review 300 Best College Professors List in 2012, was awarded the Lionel Gelber Prize for Inside the Kremlin’s Cold War in 1996, and received fellowships from the Nobel Peace Institute (Oslo, Norway) in 1996 and from the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ) in 1993-94. His most recent book is The Crimean Nexus: Putin’s War and the Clash of Civilizations (Yale University Press, 2017).  A few of his other publications include: There Is No Freedom Without Bread! 1989 and the Civil War That Brought Down Communism (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009) and with Vladislav Zubok, Inside the Kremlin’s Cold War: From Stalin to Khrushchev (Harvard University Press, 1996). 

This event is cosponsored by:
the ASU Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies,
the ASU Center on the Future of War, and
the ASU School of International Letters and Cultures.