The Hoover Institution hosted a public panel discussion "Global Governance In An Emerging New World: Russia" on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST.

Faced with an aging and shrinking population and a weak economy, Russia’s future appears uncertain. Participants will explore how Russia is taking on the challenges posed by an aging and declining population and attempting to exploit the economic and military potential of advancing technologies.

To read the papers that will be presented at this event, click here.

Moderator: Kori Schake, International Institute for Strategic Studies


  • Stephen Kotkin, Princeton and Hoover Institution
  • Maria Smekalova, Russian International Affairs Council, speaking on behalf of Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov
  • Michael McFaul, Former US Ambassador to Russia
  • David Holloway, Freeman Spogli Institute

This event is open to the general public and part of a series led by George P. Shultz whose intention is to learn from our changing world, to map our governance options in response, and to help structure a variety of efforts going forward. 

To find out more about this series, click here.


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David Holloway is professor of political science and the Raymond A. Spruance professor of international history, emeritus, and a Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies senior fellow at Stanford University.

Igor Ivanov is president of the Russian International Affairs Council, professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and from 1998 to 2004 was minister of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation. [presented by Maria Smekalova, Russian International Affairs Council]

Stephen Kotkin is an author and historian. Kotkin is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Birkelund professor of history and international affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and history department of Princeton University.

Michael McFaul is the Peter and Helen Bing senior fellow at the Hoover Institution as well as a professor of political science, director and senior fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute, and former US ambassador to Russia.

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