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Club Lunch- Russia: A Declining Power With Few Friends

TALK
Russia: A Declining Power
With Few Friends
 

SPEAKER

Dr. Marie Mendras
Faculty Member, Sciences Po Paris
Visiting Scholar at Baptist University, Hong Kong

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:00pm* – Address
(* please note new start time)
1:45pm – End
1st Floor
Watch live on Facebook from 1pm

Russia is fighting in Syria and in Eastern Ukraine, but the largest country of the planet can hardly sustain economic growth and social welfare at home. Hydrocarbons exports and arms sales bring substantial revenues, but the investment climate remains unattractive. Whilst Vladimir Putin is swaggering on the international scene, at home he is facing the disenchantment of many among the elites and middle class. What are his options, domestically and in foreign affairs? Is the confrontation with Europe, the USA and Canada bound to last?

 

Dr. Marie Mendras is a leading European scholar on Russia and Ukraine, where she often travels to teach, do research, and serve as election observer. She teaches at Sciences Po Paris and is currently a visiting scholar at HK Baptist University. Dr. Mendras also taught at Paris 1-Sorbonne and the London School of Economics. She was educated at Harvard University. Among her recent publications in English: “Russian Elites Are Worried: The Unpredictability of Putinism” (Transatlantic Academy Papers, Washington D.C., 2016). « The Rising Cost of Russia’s Authoritarian Foreign Policy » (Palgrave, 2015) and “Russian Politics. The Paradox of a Weak State (Hurst, 2012)”

 

Club Lunch
Speaker: Dr. Marie Mendras
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:30pm
Dining Room and Verandah
Menu
Cabbage & Cherry Tomato Salad with Sesame Dressing
Ginger & Lemongrass infused Oxtail Broth
Roasted Banger Sausage with Onion Sauce
Served with Mashed Potato, Green Beans, Carrot Vichy
OR
Pan-fried Barramundi Fillet with Clam Butter Sauce
Served with Mashed Potato, Green Beans, Carrot Vichy
Apple Crumble Tart
Coffee or Tea
Petit Fours
Vegetarian Menu
Cabbage & Cherry Tomato Salad with Sesame Dressing
Onion Soup
Kadai Paneer with Garlic Naan
Apple Crumble Tart
Coffee or Tea
*Please inform us if you have any food allergies or intolerances

 

Speaker: Dr. Marie Mendras,Faculty Member, Sciences Po Paris; Visiting Scholar at Baptist University, Hong Kong

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