Senior Course 134 - Russia Seminar
The two-day Russia Seminar took place at the NATO Defense College on Monday and Tuesday 29-30 April.
A number of invited experts delivered briefings regarding Russia, from both Russian and Western perspectives, touching upon many crucial Russia-related topics: domestic and foreign policy, threat perceptions, foreign relations, military outlook, and relations with NATO. A comprehensive Q&A session gave rise to thought-provoking and stimulating discussion of key issues.
On the second day, eight working groups looked in greater detail at a number of these topics, with the speakers acting as mentors. The Seminar, which was very well received by all participants, concluded with an excellent closing discussion in the Auditorium.
The Russia Seminar was prepared and moderated by Italian Faculty Adviser Nancy Vellone.