US-Russia Update

The Trump presidency has introduced a new dynamic in US-Russia relations. Having served as President Putin’s Director for the USA-WesternRegional Fund for Presidential Programs in Moscow, Professor Vladimir Kuznetsov will draw on his extensive knowledge of Russian politics in this US-Russia update.

Professor Vladimir Kuznetsov is currently Professor of International Relations and World Economy at the Far-Eastern State University in Vladivostok, Russia. He has also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and holds the title of Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Professor Kuznetsov served as the Consul General of the Russian Federation in San Francisco from 1993 to 1997. As the elected former Governor of Primorskii Krai, he instituted administrative reform based on democratic principles and values. Professor Kuznetsov was a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute of the World Economy and International Relations for the Academy of Sciences of the former USSR. He is an author of a number of books and articles on international economic cooperation.

Professor Michael Wesley is currently the Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. He has published on Australian foreign policy, Asia’s international relations and strategic affairs, and the Politics of statebuilding interventions. His book, There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia (2011), was awarded the John Button Prize for the best writing on Australian politics and public policy. Previously, Professor Wesley was Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Director of the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University, and Assistant Director General for Transnational Issues at the Office of National Assessments.

Registration required

by Tuesday 7 March

Free and open to the public

For more information download the event flyer (121KB PDF)

The ANUCES is an initiative involving six ANU Colleges (Arts and Social Sciences; Law; Business and Economics; Asia and the Pacific; Medicine, Biology & Environment, and Engineering & Computer Science) co-funded by the ANU and the European Union.

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific hosts the largest number of regional experts and specialist academic programs in the English-speaking world, and plays a vital role in informing public policy and Australia’s intellectual engagement with the societies, cultures and economies of Asia and the Pacific.

Date & time

4–5pm 8 March 2017


The Nye Hughes Room ANU Centre for European Studies Building 67C, 1 Liversidge St, ANU Canberra ACT 2601


Professor Vladimir Kuznetsov, Far-Eastern State University, Russia
Chair: Professor Michael Wesley, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University


ANU Centre for European Studies
02 6125 9896

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