Vladimir Putin’s backbone was shaped not only by his KGB career in the service to the Soviet Union, but also by his nation’s legacy of nationalism and its history of suffering. As Russia is pushing their way back on to the world stage, America must ask hard questions such as: Are the Russians anything like us? Will the Russians ever see eye-to-eye with us? Should the Russians scare us? Do the Russians threaten us?
As a foreign correspondent for two American television networks, speaker Greg Dobbs covered the Soviet Union. After the transition, he traveled back and reported three documentaries from Russia. Dobbs has also reported news in more than 80 countries, rounding out a perspective that breathes life and realism into current events. He is also the winner of three Emmy awards.
In Vail, Dobbs will help shape your views on foreign policy and interaction by discussing what has changed and what hasn’t in Russia, as well as how clashing American and Russian opinions matter most to the world.
6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program