Noviembre de 2006


What Happens Between Now and 2008?

Dr. Nikolai V. Zlobin, Senior Fellow and Director of Russian and
Asian Programs, World Security Institute (WSI) and Co-Chairman of Russia Profile Board
Mr. Peter Reddaway, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs
George Washington University

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Jamestown Foundation
1111 16th St. NW
7th Floor Conference Room
Washington, DC 20036

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As Vladimir Putin's second term as Russia's President winds to a close, a looming question on the horizon for U.S. policymakers and those in the West is whether or not President Putin will run for a third consecutive term. Recently, there has been much discussion in official and unofficial circles both in Russia and abroad as to who will succeed Putin in 2008, whether Putin will essentially choose his own successor as he himself was chosen by President Yeltsin in 1999, or whether he will ignore his constitutional commitment and go ahead to run for a third term. Even if he does step aside, there is little doubt that he will wield tremendous influence on Russia's politics in the years to come.
The Jamestown Foundation is pleased to announce this talk as the first in a series of discussions about the upcoming presidential elections entitled, "The Road to 2008." Dr. Zlobin will discuss his recent trip to Russia and summarize the current political environment surrounding Putin's succession, and Professor Reddaway will share his insight and perspective on how the road to the 2008 elections may evolve.
Dr. Zlobin is a leading expert on Russia's internal politics. He is the author of 11 books and more than 200 academic articles published in more than 15 languages. His editorial opinions have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, and The Chicago Tribune, among other publications.
Professor Peter Reddaway is one of America's foremost scholars on Russia. Before joining George Washington University in 1989, Professor Reddaway taught at the London School of Economics and then was the Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. His publications include The Tragedy of Russia's Reforms: Market Bolshevism Against Democracy (with D.Glinski, 2001), and The Dynamics of Russian Politics: Putin's Reform of Federal-Regional Relations (with R. Orttung, vol. 1, 2004, vol. 2, 2005).