Harry Rigby Lecture Series: Russia and the crisis in Western policy-making

Dr Bobo Lo is an independent analyst. He was previously Director of the China and Russia Programmes at the Centre for European Reform, Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House, and Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Moscow. He is an Associate Research Fellow with the Russia/NIS Center at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI).

Dr Lo writes extensively on Russian foreign policy, including A Wary Embrace: What the China-Russia Relationship Means for the World (Penguin Random House for the Lowy Institute, 2017). Dr Lo’s Russia and the New World Disorder (Brookings and Chatham House, 2015) was short-listed for the 2016 Pushkin House prize, and described by The Economist as ‘the best attempt yet to explain Russia’s unhappy relationship with the rest of the world.’ Other major books include Axis of Convenience: Moscow, Beijing and the New Geopolitics (Brookings and Chatham House, 2008), Vladimir Putin and the Evolution of Russian Foreign Policy (Blackwell and Chatham House, 2003), and Russian Foreign Policy in the Post-Soviet Era: Reality, Illusion and Mythmaking (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002). Recent shorter writings include New Order for Old Triangles? The Russia-China-India Matrix (Russie.NEI.Visions, April 2017), Russia and the New World Disorder – One Year Later (Asia Policy, July 2016), and The Illusion of Convergence: Russia, China, and the BRICS (Russie.NEI.Visions, March 2016).

This lecture will be co-hosted by the ANU Centre for European Studies and the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific.

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Registration required


by Monday 3 April

Free and open to the public

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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

Tue 04 Apr 2017, 12am


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


Dr Bobo Lo, Independent Scholar and Consultant


ANU Centre for European Studies


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