The public is invited to an Ambassadors' Roundtable series after-work presentation by William Partlett, research scholar and lecturer at Columbia University School of Law, at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the Stamford Yacht Club.
Partlett's topic will be "Russia Under Putin."
In addition to his role at Columbia School of Law, Partlett holds a joint position as a nonresident fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program, Foreign Policy Program and Center for the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. Partlett holds a law degree from Stanford Law School, as well as a master's in comparative politics and a doctorate in Soviet history from Oxford University.
Partlett combines his background in comparative politics, history and law to study the role of democratic and economic development. He is working on a project exploring the dangers of constitutional transition in post-authoritarian political development.
Partlett has published widely in both English and Russian academic journals. Upcoming publications include "Making Constitutions Matter: The Dangers of Constitutional Politics in Post-Authoritarian Constitution-Making" and "Liberal Revolution, Legality, and the Russian Founding Period."
The event is free for AR series members, $50 for nonmembers. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. Reservations and advance payment are required, as space is limited. To reserve a seat, which must be done by Jan. 11, call the World Affairs Forum at 203-356-0340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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