"Russia’s Foreign Policy: New Spheres of Influence?" conference on Feb. 22, 2016


"Russia’s Foreign Policy: New Spheres of Influence?"

What more can the United States and Europe do to address Russian policies? What role, if any, should Russia play in resolving the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine? Two panels will address Russian foreign policy amid the conflict in Ukraine and war in Syria.

The annual conference is on behalf of the Conflict Management Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the SAIS Global Security and Conflict Management Club and the Transatlantic Academy.


Panel I: Russia in Europe

John Herbst, Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council
Ivan Vejvoda, Vice President, German Marshall Fund
Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
Dan Hamilton, Executive Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS
Moderated by Miriam Elder, Editor, Buzzfeed World

Panel II: Russia in the Middle East

Anna Borshchevskaya, Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Marie Mendras, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy; Professor, Sciences Po
Mark Katz, Professor, George Mason University
Daniel Serwer, Director, Conflict Management Program, SAIS
Moderated by Christian Caryl, Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy


9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2016


Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney Herter Auditorium, Nitze Building
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036


The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press may complete the registration form for access to cover the event.

Media Contact

Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile


Friday, February 19, 2016