Politik und Gesellschaft


History of Russia’s Imperial Ambitions

Head to Head: A Meeting of Inspired Minds

MO 17.04.23, 19:30 – 21:00 Uhr
Hospitalhof Stuttgart, Büchsenstr. 33, 70174 Stuttgart

Paul Werth © American Academy in Berlin, Annette Hornischer
Karoline Gil © Zentrum Liberale Moderne

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has raised important questions about the scope of Vladimir Putin’s territorial ambitions and about the imperial character of Russia’s conception of itself as a nation. These are essentially historical questions, informed by both the distant past and more recent developments. In this conversation, Karoline Gil and Paul Werth offer thoughts about this history and how it shapes the contours of Russian thinking about its relationship with Ukraine – and with Eastern Europe more broadly.

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

KOOPERATION: American Academy Berlin, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum Stuttgart, Evangelisches Bildungszentrum Hospitalhof Stuttgart. Generously supported by Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and Berthold Leibinger Stiftung GmbH

MIT: Paul W. Werth is Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he has primarily studied the history of religious diversity and confessional policy in imperial Russia. Karoline Gil studied cultural studies, Eastern and Southeastern European studies, and Polish studies. She is Deputy Head of the Dialogues Department and Head of Integration and Media at the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) in Stuttgart and Co-Head of the German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Baden-Württemberg.

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