Register now for WACA's Cover to Cover conference call on Thursday, December 12, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET, featuring Angela Stent, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings Institution and Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies at Georgetown University, and Jill Dougherty, SFS Centennial Fellow at Georgetown University, Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and CNN Contributor.
We all now live in a paranoid and polarized world of Putin's making, and the Russian leader, through guile and disruption, has resurrected Russia's status as a force to be reckoned with. Stent helps Americans understand how and why the post-Cold War era has given way to a new, more dangerous world, one in which Russia poses a challenge to the U.S. in every corner of the globe -- and one in which Russia has become a toxic and divisive subject in U.S. politics. Join WACA for a conversation with Angela Stent and Jill Dougherty about Russia's role on the global stage.
Angela Stent is director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and a professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University. She is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on post-Soviet affairs. During the 2015 to 2016 academic year, she was a fellow at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund. From 2004 to 2006, she served as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. From 1999 to 2001, she served in the Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State.
Stent’s academic work focuses on the triangular political and economic relationship between the United States, Russia, and Europe. Her publications include: “Russia and Germany Reborn: Unification, The Soviet Collapse and The New Europe” (Princeton University Press, 1999); “From Embargo to Ostpolitik: The Political Economy of West German-Soviet Relations, 1955-1980” (Cambridge University Press, 1981); “Putin’s Power Play in Syria: How to Respond to Russia’s Intervention” (Foreign Affairs, January/February 2016); and “The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century” (Princeton University Press, 2014), for which she won the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Douglas Dillon prize for the best book on the practice of American diplomacy. Her latest book is “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest” (Twelve, 2019), for which she won the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s prize for the best book on U.S-Russia Relations.
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. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a contributing editor to Survival and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cold War Studies, World Policy Journal, Internationale Politik, and Mirovaia Ekonomika i Mezhdunarodnie Otnosheniie. She has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Russia and Central Asia. She is a trustee of the Eurasia Foundation.
Stent received her bachelor’s from Cambridge University, her Master of Science with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her master’s and doctorate from Harvard University.
Jill Dougherty’s area of expertise is Russia. She is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a CNN Contributor on Russia issues.
She served as CNN correspondent for three decades, reporting from more than 50 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, China, North Korea and Russia. Her chief area of interest and expertise is Russia and the post-Soviet region. She left CNN in 2014 in order to carry out research and writing on the Russia media and the Russian government’s international and domestic communications strategy. She continues with CNN as a Contributor, providing on-air expert commentary on Russia.
Jill Dougherty joined CNN in 1983, shortly after it was founded by Ted Turner. She served as CNN’s Moscow Bureau Chief for nine years, named to that post in 1997. Based in Moscow, she covered many significant news events in Russia and the former Soviet Union, including the presidencies of Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin, Russia’s post-Soviet economic transition, terrorist attacks, the conflict in Chechnya, Georgia’s Rose Revolution and Ukraine’s Orange Revolution.
Dougherty served as CNN White House correspondent from 1991-1997. From 2008 through 2013 she covered the U.S. State Department as CNN’s Foreign Affairs Correspondent. She also served as U.S. Affairs Editor for CNN International, and as Managing Editor CNN International, Asia-Pacific, based at the network’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong.
In 2014 she was selected as a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government where she examined Russia’s public diplomacy, media and propaganda strategy. In 2014-2015 she continued her research as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. She also carried out field research at the International Centre for Defense and Security in Tallinn, Estonia.
She has a B.A. in Slavic languages and literature from the University of Michigan, a certificate of language study at Leningrad State University, and a master’s degree from Georgetown University. Her graduate thesis explored “Russia’s Soft Power Diplomacy.” Her articles have appeared on cnn.com, washingtonpost.com, The Wilson Quarterly, theatlantic.com, themoscowtimes.com and other websites and publications. Jill Dougherty is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Affairs Council.