THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017, 6:00 PM
CGS-MN Annual Dinner
“Russia: The New Cold War”
Presenter: Todd Lefko
Russia and the United States have entered a new form of the Cold War. Autocratic leadership by President Putin and increasingly by President Trump have produced new issues, many of which have existed from the past century. What are the implications of Russian actions in Ukraine, Crimea, Western elections and the Middle East? Is Russia capable of democratic governance? Are Russian and American interests diametrically opposed, producing another period of potential nuclear conflict? The choices of Putin raise questions on the world role of the United States, as well as the long-term potential of Russian influence with a damaged economy and governmental systems threatened by historical forces. How we approach and resolve these issues will impact the coming years and world events.
Todd Lefko is President of the International Business Development Council, an import-export firm, and writes for Rossiske Vesti, a Russian political newspaper and Rusya-Al Youm, the Russian Arabic Television channel for the Middle East. He has taught urban affairs, political science, international relations, political philosophy, political campaign management, leadership, organizational development and public administration and sociology at the university level, and has lectured at universities in Russia, China, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
DINNER COST: $30 per person; $15 for students and those with limited income
- 6:00 pm: Hors d'oeuvres
- 6:30 pm: Dinner Served
- 7:15 pm: Business Meeting
- 7:30 pm: Keynote Speaker
Reservations must be received no later than Monday, June 5th.
Reservations may be paid for at the event if they are submitted by June 5th to Dennis Dillon, firstname.lastname@example.org, (612)333-0723 or Gail Hughes, email@example.com, (612)237-9819.
>> June 15 - “Russia: The New Cold War”
Presenter: Todd Lefko
Time & Location: Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church: 511 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 @ 5:30 PM, Cost $25
(reservations required no later than June 5th, Reservations may be paid for at the event if they are submitted by June 5th to Dennis Dillon, firstname.lastname@example.org, (612)333-0723 or Gail Hughes, email@example.com, (612)237-9819.
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Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World
by Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg
Distinguished International Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota and long-time CGS-MN Board Member