Dr. Anders Åslund public lecture "WHAT TO EXPECT FROM RUSSIA WHEN PUTIN IS BACK?", 10 May 2012

On May 10th, 2012 at the University of Latvia a public lecture "What To Expect From Russia When Putin Is Back?" will be held by the Senior Fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute of International Economics (USA) Dr.Anders Åslund. The public lecture of Dr. Anders Åslund will take place at the University of Latvia, Small Hall, Raiņa bulvāris 19, Riga, 11.00 - 12.00 (entrance open from 10.30), language – English. Lecture is organized by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of Latvia in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Latvia.

Dr. Anders Åslund has been a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute since 2006. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He examines the economies of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe, as well as focuses on the broader implications of economic transition. He worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1994 to 2005, first as a senior associate and then from 2003 as director of the Russian and Eurasian Program. He also worked at the Brookings Institution and the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. He earned his doctorate from Oxford University.

Dr. Åslund served as an economic adviser to the governments of Russia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan. He was a professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and the founding director of the Stockholm Institute of East European Economics. He worked as a Swedish diplomat in Kuwait, Poland, Geneva, and Moscow. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and an honorary professor of the Kyrgyz National University. He is co-chairman of the board of trustees of the Kyiv School of Economics and chairman of the Advisory Council of the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE), Warsaw.

During 2011, Dr. Åslund together with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia Mr. V.Dombrovskis published a book "How Latvia Came through the Financial Crisis". Dr. Åslund welcomes Latvia's progress in economic reforms, and he has emphasized that the Baltic States can serve as a model for other European countries in overcoming the financial and economic crisis, and sustaining economic growth.

For more information, please, contact directly Mrs. Zane Zeibote, Project Manager at the Centre for European and Transition Studies (CETS), University of Latvia – mobile: (+371) 29417214; e-mail: zzeibote@gmail.com).

Everybody is kindly welcome to attend the lecture!