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About the Speech:

In his speech, Professor Lieven discussed the geopolitical balance between Russia and the West in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. He also argued that the West has adopted an overly ambitious approach to global affairs in recent times, and drew upon historical examples to suggest ways in which it can more concisely define its interest.


About the Speaker:

Professor Lieven is a Professor at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Qatar, Visiting Professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College London, and a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC. His recent book, Pakistan: A Hard Country was selected by the Daily Telegraph as one of the ‘2011 Books of Year’. Prior to his academic career, Prof Lieven spent twelve years as a journalist in the former Soviet Union and South Asia, and he was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.