ScienceLounge in New York on 8th January 2020

Against the backdrop of Russia’s new geopolitical ambitions, and in times of increasing American restraint, Eastern Europe appears to be forced to search for an adequate position in today’s global order. Squeezed in between Russia and the European Union, actors in the region are challenged to navigate their way in politics, culture, science and business, while being confronted by increasing disparities, the rise of populism, ongoing political crises, and mutual economic sanctions. But how to react to these pressing issues in times of relative reserve in the political discourse?

Under the title “Riding the backlash against globalization – US positioning towards Russia’s role in the world”, the Science Lounge wants to provide a platform for public debate. It brings together researchers from both sides of the Atlantic, media representatives, NGOs, and policy advisors to discuss different perspectives on how to understand and react to geopolitics, migration, and regional development in Russia and Eastern Europe, and its position in a globalized world.

Venue: German House, 871 United Nations Plaza (First Ave. at 49th Street), New York
Date: 8 January, 2020, 6:30-9pm

For more information, the programme and for registration, please click here.