About the Speakers:
Stephen Van Evera, Ford International Professor of Political Science at the MIT Dept of Political Science & MIT Security Studies Program, works on US foreign policy, & international relations of the Middle East.
Elizabeth Wood, professor of history at MIT, is an expert in the eld of Soviet history. Her current work centers on the performance of power under Vladimir Putin.
Carol Saivetz, research aliate at the MIT Security Studies Program, has written widely on Soviet & now Russian policy in the Middle East & the other Soviet successor states.
Bakyt Beshimov, a visiting scholar at the MIT Center for International Studies (CIS), is a leader of parliamentary fraction & deputy chairman of Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan.
Peter Krause, assistant professor at Boston College and a research associate at CIS, studies international security, Middle East politics, non-state violence, & social movements.
Jeanne Guillemin, senior advisor at the MIT Security Studies Program, is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on WMD & works on issues regarding infectious diseases & biological weapons.
Silvia Dominguez, associate professor of sociology at Northeastern University, is an expert on immigrant integration,race & ethnic relations, social networks, & violence & mental heath.
Richard Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for International Studies at MIT.
This event is co-sponsored by CIS, the MIT Security Studies Program, and the MIT-Russia Program.