vacrouxHarvard Faculty Speaker: Alexandra Vacroux PhD '05

Professor Alexandra Vacroux visits the RMHUC for a special faculty talk: "Russia Today: Motives, Message, and Meddling" on Monday, June 3, 2019.

Excutive Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and Lecturer on Government Alexandra Vacroux is coming to Denver for a special lecture on June 3. The Mueller report has dropped. Do we know much more than we did before about Russian meddling in the US elections? This talk will place the events of the past two years in a broader context of how the Russians view themselves and their foreign policy objectives, and what they were trying to achieve in 2016. The emphasis will be on understanding Russia today, not on American domestic politics.


Alexandra Vacroux is Executive Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and Lecturer on Government at Harvard University. Her scholarly work addresses many Russian and Eurasian policy issues. In addition, she teaches popular courses on the comparative politics of Eurasia and post-Soviet conflict. She has mentored dozens of Harvard’s best and brightest Russian regional studies students and scholars. She is an active member of the bilateral Working Group on the Future of U.S.–Russia Relations, and co-chairs the Davis Center's long-running Comparative Politics Seminar. 

Prior to joining the Davis Center in 2010, Alexandra held a variety of scholarly and business positions in the American and Russian capitals. In Washington, DC, she was a Scholar at the Kennan Institute (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars). While living in Moscow for more than a decade in the 1990s, she was consultant to the Russian Privatization Agency, President of the American brokerage for the Brunswick Warburg investment bank, and member of the board of United Way Moscow. She also served as research associate at the Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR), a Russian think tank associated with the New Economic School. 

She is recipient of a Dean’s Distinction Award from Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and of the Alumni Award from the Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) Program at Tufts.

As a commentator, she has been praised as "refreshing," "straightforward," and "quick and to the point." She has appeared on stations ranging from WBUR, Fox News Radio, China Central TV, Hromadske TV (Ukraine), and speaks regularly at community forums at home and abroad. 

She holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.

Join us at the University Club on Monday, June 3, to hear Professor Vacroux's talk, entitled "Russia Today: Motives, Message, and Meddling."


Your ticket price includes a three-course, served dinner, Professor Vacroux's talk, and the discussion period following.  Entree choices are: (1) House flank steak or (2) Quinoa and roasted vegetables (vegetarian).  Both are served with Caesar salad, au gratin potatoes, zucchin and squash, and chocolate buttercream chocolate cake with whipped cream. A cash bar will be available before and during dinner.

6:00 — Check-in commences; cash bar and conversation
6:30 — Dinner served
7:30 — Professor Vacroux talk
8:30 — Q&A / Discussion
9:00 — Event concludes

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6:00PM - 9:00PM Mon 3 Jun 2019, Mountain timezone


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