Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin

Hill,-FionaFiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution, will deliver a talk entitled "Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin," at the Maxwell School on Friday, April 19.  The lecture will be held at 1:00 p.m. in Room 060, Eggers Hall.

Putin has been described by observers as a "man from nowhere"-someone without a face, substance, or soul.  Hill, a leading expert on Russia, argues that Putin is a man of many and complex identities, and she explains how understanding Putin's multiple dimensions is crucial for policymakers trying to decide how best to deal with Russia.

Hill was the National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council.  She is the co-author of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (Brookings Press, 2013) and The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia Out in the Cold (Brookings Press, 2003).

The event is free and open to the public.  Paid parking is available in Irving Garage.