This seminar, titled Russia's Arctic Ambitions: Domestic Factors and Foreign Policy Strategies, will discuss the dominant role that domestic factors play in Russia's foreign policy stances for the Arctic.

Marlene Laruelle is Research Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Marlene explores contemporary political, social and cultural changes in Russia and Central Asia through the prism of ideologies and nationalism. On Russia's Arctic, Marlene has authored Russia's Strategies in the Arctic and the Future of the Far North (M.E. Sharpe, 2013), and edited New Mobilities and Social Changes in Russia's Arctic Regions (Routledge, 2016). Marlene is co-Principal Investigator on several grants from National Science Foundation and Belmont Forum studying Arctic urban sustainability.

For those of you on Twitter, you may join in live-tweeting the event using the hashtag #arcuswebinar.

Please contact Brit Myers if you have any questions.

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