2014 CSEES Student Choice Speaker: Dr. Alexander Cooley

February 4, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Thompson Library

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies invites students, faculty and the general public to join us for the 2014 CSEES Graduate Student Choice Speaker  lecture.  Each spring, Slavic Center MA students collaborate on choosing a speaker outside of Ohio State to give the lecture and  then take the lead in organizing the event.

This year, Dr. Alexander Cooley (Columbia University)  will give a presentation titled: “Central Asia's Changing Regional Security Dynamics: 2014 and Beyond.” This presentation argues that the era of Central Asian "multivectorism" is drawing to a close. It will examine the current strategic repositioning and of Russia, China and the US in the context of NATO's withdrawal from the region and their possible regional political dynamics and consequences. This talk draws on some material from Dr. Cooley’s book, but also goes beyond it to show how the careful managing of external relations that the Central Asian states engaged in from 2001-2011 is likely to be significantly challenged.

For more information, please contact the Slavic Center at csees@osu.edu.

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