Is Russia Undermining Democracy in the West? Conference

Mar. 14, 2019, 9:00am-5:30pm (registration required)
The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, Room 250, 133 S 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join University of Pennsylvania's Department of Russian and East European Studies for a full-day conference on Russia's role in undermining Western democracies. Amid new revelations of the extent of Russian interference in American elections, how should we appraise Russia’s role in undermining democracy not just in America, but throughout the West – and are there perils in exaggerating its successes? This conference, through a series of panels, will address these questions, as well as other related topics. Registration is free and can be accessed through the event page.


Michael Carpenter, senior director, Penn Biden Center

Samuel Charap, senior political scientist, RAND Corporation

Nikolas Gvosdev, senior fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Marlene LaRuelle, research professor of international affairs, George Washington University

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania

Clint Watts, distinguished research fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Bob Hamilton, associate professor of Eurasian studies, US Army War College

Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution

Rudra Sil, professor of political science, University of Pennsylvania

Adrian Basora, senior fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Claire Finkelstein, professor of law, professor of philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

Mitchell Orenstein (also moderator), professor of Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania

John Haines (moderator), senior fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Anna Mikulska (moderator), senior fellow & lecturer at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, University of Pennsylvania