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David McDonald: 'Putin's Russia'

Thursday, March 9, at 7:00pm    Add this event to your calendar
Location: In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)
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The first lecture of 2017 in the library's ongoing 'Scholar'd for Life' series!

"Putin's Russia" offers a historian's perspective on Russia's recent turn to an assertive foreign policy and more authoritarian rule at home. The talk offers several perspectives on this behavior and the challenges it presents to West, to Putin's government and to citizens of the Russian Federation.

David McDonald is the Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Professor of History at UW-Madison. A graduate of the University of Toronto and the recipient of a doctorate at Columbia University, McDonald teaches and conducts research in the history of the Russian Empire. In addition to teaching classes in his specialty, McDonald has served as Special Assistant for Athletics and has chaired UW-Madison's Department of History. He also chaired the search that yielded Rebecca Blank, current chancellor of UW-Madison.

"Scholared for Life" is a lecture series presented by the Middleton Public Library in partnership with the UW Madison Speaker's Bureau. Taking the "Wisconsin Idea" as its starting point, this series aims to promote lifelong learning, intellectual curiosity, and engagement between academics and the community as a whole.