If you have not made plans for your Valentine’s Day next week, look no further than the stimulating discussion of, “A Trump Putin Love Affair?” on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Belk Library Room 114. This panel discussion will look into the relationship of the political love affair of President Donald Trump of the United States of America and Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation. Sponsored by the Government and Justice Studies Department of Appalachian State University this free event, open to the public will host several candidates for a panel discussion.
Dr. Lara Piccardo, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science from the University of Genoa, Italy will be joining our campus for the event. She has completed research on the USSR/Russia and European Integration, as well as on the relations between 18th century Russian and Italian revolutionaries. She teaches contemporary history, history of sport and International history at the University of Genoa, and peace-keeping and the frozen conflict in Eastern Europe at the Post-Conflict Operation Centre of the Italian Army.
She will be joined by Dr. Frederiga Bindi, the current Appalachian State University Dan German distinguished visiting chair and a senior fellow at SAIS John Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Aleksander Lust, an assistant professor and Dr. Cary Fraser, an assistant professor both in the department of government and justice studies from Appalachian State University. As well as Dr. Anatoly Isaenko from the department of history at Appalachian State.
Dr. Bindi leads the foreign policy initiative at the Institute for Women Policy Research in Washington DC. She held a number of policy appointments in government, among which Fellow at the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee under Sen. John Kerry. She advised four different Italian governments and a number of international organizations such as the European Commission, the Council of Europe, UNIDO and the World Bank.
Dr. Lust’s areas of interest in his studies include international security, regional integration, and social protest in Europe and the Russian realm. He teaches a wide range of courses in comparative politics and international relations, including international politics and foreign policy, ethics of war, and European government and politics.
Dr. Fraser’s areas of expertise and interest cover United States foreign policy, International relations in the twentieth century, imperialism and decolonization, and politics of race in the Americas and the Atlantic world.
Dr. Isaenko earned his B.A. and M.A. in History and English Language at North Ossetian State University in Vladikavkaz, Russia. Dr. Isaenko went on to complete his Ph.D. in Global History at Moscow State University, Russia in 1976 with a dissertation titled The Puritan Movement in England in the Sixteenth and the Beginning of the Seventeenth Centuries. Prior to becoming a professor at Appalachian State University, Dr. Isaenko was Professor and Chair of Ancient and Medieval History at North Ossetian State University, in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia-Alania, Russia.