Putin's Russia


This course focuses on the rise and long reign of Vladimir Putin. It considers how anĀ obscure bureaucrat became president of Russia, the impact of his policies in bothstabilizing the Russian economy and state, and in ushering in a new authoritarian regime, and the nature of his increasingly assertive foreign policy that has led Russiainto confrontation with the West. The course will conclude by considering the implications of the March 2018 presidential election, which everyone expects to result inan overwhelming Putin victory for another six year term. How might Russian politics and policies evolve in the late Putin era, and what might a post-Putin Russia look like?

Instructor...Mike Tager, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Marietta College

Day & Time..Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm
Dates..........March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9
Place..........124 Thomas Hall (Click here to see campus map.

Limit............90 Participants