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Money and Ideas behind Putin's Russia





This event is part of the CITYPERC Seminar Series.

Free to attend and open to all.


  • Chair: Professor Randal Germain (Carleton) 
  • Ray Silvius (Winnipeg): Putin's Embedded Civilizationalism and Eurasian Integration
  • Anastasia Nesvetailova (CITYPERC): Dilemmas of a Great Power: Sustaining Borrowed Growth and Battling Credit Isolation
  • John Lough (Chatham House & BGR Gabara): Has Putin strengthened or weakened Russia’s national security?

Speakers' Bios

Randall Germain is Professor of Political Science. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science and History from the University of Victoria (Canada) in 1984, and his doctorate in Political Science from York University (Canada) in 1994. Prior to joining Carleton University in 2003, he taught at McMaster University, the University of Sheffield, the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has co-edited the Routledge/RIPE Series in Global Political Economy (2000–2007), and convened the ‘International Political Economy Group of the British International Studies Association’ (1998-2001). From 2009 – 2012 he was Chair of the Department of Political Science. His teaching and research interests focus on themes and questions in the field of international political economy, including theoretical debates in IPE, global economic governance and the political economy of global finance.

John Lough is an associate fellow of the Russia and Eurasia programme and vice president with BGR Gabara Ltd, a public affairs and strategic consulting company. From 2003 to 2008 he worked as international affairs advisor at TNK-BP. Prior to this he served as NATO information representative in Moscow and senior lecturer at the Conflict Studies Research Centre at Sandhurst. He is an expert on the politics of the Russian oil and gas sector and Russia’s relations with its neighbours and with NATO.

Anastasia Nesvetailova is Professor of International Political Economy (IPE) at City University London and Director of City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC). Her specialism lies in the theory of financial crises and economic transformations, with particular emphasis on systemic risks, and paradigms of economic governance and regulation.

Ray Silvius is Assistant professor of IPE at U of Winnipeg, Canada. His research lies at the intersection between IPE, international relations and critical political economy. He is focused on the position of emerging non-Western political economies in contemporary configurations of world order. He has bene exploring these issues focusing on the Russian political economy under the Putin reign.

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When and where

6.00pm - 7.30pmWednesday 17th June 2015

D111 Rhind Building City, University of London St. John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom