Overview of recent Russian history, Rockland Library
ROCKLAND — Maine seasonal resident, Michael G. Roskin, will provide an overview of recent Russian history to today's events and ways that the situation there might play out in the near future. He will address three important questions: Why did the Soviet Union collapse? Why did Russian democracy fail? And, does the Ukraine war portend Europe-wide conflict?
Professor Roskin's talk - Democracy for Russia? - will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Belfast Free Library from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., and will be repeated on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Rockland Public Library from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The events are free and open to all.
Michael G. Roskin retired in 2008 after 36 years teaching political science at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania. He earlier worked as a newsman and foreign service officer for the U.S. Information Agency before earning a doctorate at American University. In 1991-94 he was a visiting professor at the U.S. Army War College, and in 2008-09 a Fulbright professor at the University of Macau, South China. He has authored five political science textbooks.
These presentations are offered as free community event in in anticipation of the 28th Annual Camden Conference: Russia Resurgent, February 20-22, 2015.
The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues.