Global Hot Spots: “Russia Update: Issues and Challenges” – October 15

Ted Gerber, director of Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) and professor of sociology will present, “Russia Update: Issues and Challenges.” The event will be on Thursday, October 15 from 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street.

The event is sponsored by the Division of International Studies, International Studies Major, and CREECA.

The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series lends insight you can only get from renowned UW faculty. These thought-provoking lectures focus on everything from politics to global health to human rights, the economy, and the environment. Global Hot Spots are held monthly from 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the Pyle Center, located at 702 Langdon Street. These lectures are all free and open to everyone, although an RSVP is requested for each event.

For more information about lectures and resources on global topics, visit the International Institute, where you will find a list of area studies centers on campus.

Learn More about Ted Gerber
UW-Madison professor Ted Gerber was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Hear On Earth” and spoke about his participation in the Obama-Medvedev summit in Moscow in early July 2009. He relayed information about young people in Russia, revealing that: “the U.S. is Enemy #1; that Stalin was a great leader; that Putin is also cool; they like iPhones, lattes, and skateboards, but they are worried about their future and nostalgic for the past.”

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