Schapiro Public Lectures

Michaelmas Term

Tuesday 16 October 2007, 18:30-20:00, New Theatre, East Building
Schapiro Public Lectures

Dr Gwendolyn Sasse (Nuffield College); Dr Andrew Wilson (School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London)
The Ukrainian Elections 2007: whatever happened to the Orange Revolution?'
Chair: Professor Jim Hughes

On 30 September pre-term parliamentary elections will be held in Ukraine. Can the country's stalemate be resolved by the ballot box?

Tuesday 27 November, 18:30-20:00, New Theatre, East Building
Schapiro Public Lectures
Sir Roderic Lyne (UK ambassador in Moscow in 2000-04)
'Russia after Putin: revisionism or reform, isolation or integration'
Chaired by Dr. Roy Allison

Under Vladimir Putin, Russia's relations with many Western states has become increasingly edgy. What are the prospects for policy developments after Putin?

Lent Term

Tuesday 15 January, 18.30-20.00, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Schapiro Public Lectures
Professor Alex P Schmid (Chair in International Relations, University of St. Andrews)
'State Terrorism- A Thing of the Past?'
Chaired by Professor James Hughes

State terrorism has been linked to totalitarianism but has not disappeared with it. Reviewing the major episodes of state terrorism Professor Schmid identifies torture, disappearances, extrajudicial executions, death squads and concentration camps as main instruments of state terrorism and reviews their status in the post-Cold War period.

Tuesday 12 February 2008, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 6.30-8pm
Schapiro Public Debate
Stephen Dalziel (Russo-British Chamber of Commerce), Professor Richard Sakwa (University of Kent)
'The Russian Elections'

After two terms in office, President Putin is constitutionally bound to step down in March 2008, but how stable will the succession be?