Fiona Hill, a former U.S. National Security Council official whose testimony at then-President Donald Trump’s early impeachment hearings captivated viewers, will join dissident Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats for a discussion on the war in Ukraine and Vladimir Putin’s broader goals in launching it. Wednesday, December 7 at 3 p.m. EST at New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia (19 University Place, second floor [at E. 8th Street]).
This event — “Putin’s War: Why?” Why? And what’s his endgame?” – will be both on Zoom and in person. To receive a webinar link, visit the registration page; RSVP for in-person attendance on the event page.
The event is the latest in a new series hosted by Yevgenia Albats, Journalist Emeritus in Residence at the Jordan Center. In this series, Albats is joined by leading experts – journalists, researchers and foreign service officers, among others – in one-on-one public conversations about the most pressing issues in our understanding of Russia today. and America’s role on the world stage. .
Fiona Hill, a senior fellow in the Center on America and Europe in the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy Program, served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs at the National Security Council from 2017 to 2019. From 2006 to 2009, she served as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. She is author of There’s Nothing For You Here: Finding Opportunities in the 21st Century (Mariner Books, 2021) and co-author of Mr. Putin: Agent in the Kremlin (Brookings Institution Press, 2015). From 1991 to 1999, Hill held several leadership positions in research projects at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government – as Associate Director of the Democratic Institution Building Project, Director of the Conflicts Project Ethnicities in the Former Soviet Union and Coordinator. of the trilateral study on Japanese-Russian-American relations.
Yevgenia M. Albats is a Russian investigative journalist, political scientist, author of The State within the State: The KGB and its Hold on Russia: Past, Present and Future (FSG, 1995) and radio presenter. She was a political editor and then editor-in-chief and CEO of new times, an independent Russian-language political weekly based in Moscow, since 2007. On February 28, 2022, Vladimir Putin blocked his website, just days after Russia invaded Ukraine. Albats continues to run newtimes.ru, and she continued to report from Russia until she had to leave the country at the end of August 2022, after being fined for her coverage of the war with Ukraine and declared a foreign agent. Since 2004, Albats has hosted “Absolute Albats”, a talk show on Echo Moskvy, the only remaining liberal radio station in Russia. The radio station was shut down a week after the start of the war in Ukraine. Albats moved his talk show to his YouTube channel; he now has more than 100,000 subscribers. Albats is the author of four independently researched books, including one on the history of the KGB.
Previous events in the series can be viewed on the Jordan Center YouTube channel.
In-person attendees must be prepared to show government-issued ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster.
To learn more about the Jordan Center, please visit its website.