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WCED Lecture. “How to Undermine Democracy: Politics in Putin’s Russia.”

Thursday, October 25, 2012
4:00 AM
1636 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 S. University

Kathryn Stoner is a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Deputy Director at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law; and Faculty Director of the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies at Stanford University. Prior to coming to Stanford in 2004, she was on the faculty at Princeton University for nine years, jointly appointed to the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School for International and Public Affairs. At Princeton she received the Ralph O. Glendinning Preceptorship awarded to outstanding junior faculty. She also served as a visiting associate professor of political science at Columbia University, and an assistant professor of political science at McGill University. She has held fellowships at Harvard University as well as the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. In addition to many articles and book chapters on contemporary Russia, she is the author of Resisting the State: Reform and Retrenchment in Post-Soviet Russia (Cambridge, 2006) and Local Heroes: The Political Economy of Russian Regional Governance (Princeton, 1997). She is also co-editor (along with Michael McFaul) of After the Collapse of Communism: Comparative Lessons of Transitions (Cambridge, 2004). Stoner received a BA and MA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Government from Harvard University.

Part of the series Pluralism in Politics and Culture, a new initiative jointly sponsored by CREES and WCED that examines the foundations of free and open societies. The project builds on the university’s rich legacy of study and support of the dissident culture in the former Soviet Union and on several existing efforts at U-M. The series focuses on multiple facets of political pluralism, including its legal, cultural, and economic dimensions, and explore them in a broader historical context.

Sponsors: WCED, CREES.