Thomas Graham's Second Lecture for Students of the Master's program “Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia”
On May 15, 2020, a distinguished US expert on international affairs and US-Russian relations Thomas Graham was a speaker at the Eurasian online seminar organized by the Master's program “Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia” and the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and New Regionalism.
Thomas Graham is a managing director at Kissinger Associates, Inc., where he focuses on Russian and Eurasian affairs and a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia on the National Security Council staff from 2004 to 2007 and Director for Russian Affairs on that staff from 2002 to 2004. Graham is one of the founders and co-Directors of the Russian Studies Project at Yale University. He was a lecturer in global affairs and political science at Yale from 2011 to 2019, teaching courses on U.S.-Russian relations and Russian foreign policy, as well as cyber security and counterterrorism. He served as a Senior Fellow at Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs from 2011 – 2017.
In February 2020, Thomas Graham delivered a lecture to our students “Can Russia and the United States be Partners?”. This time, taking into account the Asian-oriented interest of students in the Master's program, the topic “The Big Triangle China-Russia-US: Past, Present, and Future” was proposed, which caused great interest and many questions. Besides the students of the program, a number of Russian scholars, as well as researchers from the USA, India, Holland and other countries, joined the online lecture.