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Board Meetings take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Anderson Center (Hamline University) unless otherwise notified.
ADDRESS: Anderson Room 302 - Anderson Center (located on Corner of Snelling and Englewood), 774 Snelling Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN 55104. [Call 651-523-2800 for directions to Hamline].
VISITOR PARKING: Visitor parking is located in the Anderson Center Ramp at the corner of Snelling and Englewood Avenues with the ramp entrance on Englewood. Take a ticket to enter the ramp and check-in with the front desk.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:00pm: Hors d'oeuvres, Cash Bar 6:30pm: Dinner Served7:15pm: Business Meeting 7:30 – 9:00pm: Keynote Speaker
DINNER: $30 per person; $15 for students and those with limited income Reservations must be received no later than Monday, June 5th. Reservations may be paid for at the event if they are submitted by June 5th to Dennis Dillon, email@example.com, (612)333-0723 or Gail Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org, (612)237-9819.
Russia and the United States have entered a new form of the Cold War. Autocratic leadership by President Putin and increasingly by President Trump have produced new issues, many of which have existed from the past century. What are the implications of Russian actions in Ukraine, Crimea, Western elections and the Middle East? Is Russia capable of democratic governance? Are Russian and American interests diametrically opposed, producing another period of potential nuclear conflict? The choices of Putin raise questions on the world role of the United States, as well as the long-term potential of Russian influence with a damaged economy and governmental systems threatened by historical forces. How we approach and resolve these issues will impact the coming years and world events.
Todd Lefko is President of the International Business Development Council, an import-export firm, and writes for Rossiske Vesti, a Russian political newspaper and Rusya-Al Youm, the Russian Arabic Television channel for the Middle East. He has taught urban affairs, political science, international relations, political philosophy, political campaign management, leadership, organizational development and public administration and sociology at the university level, and has lectured at universities in Russia, China, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.