Carnegie Mellon University

Serhiy Kudelia: U.S.-Russia "Reset": Trading Democracy for Security

October 25, 2010, 4:30-6:00pm, Adamson Wing, Baker Hall 136A

Serhiy Kudelia is assistant professor of political science at the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" (Ukraine). He is teaching courses on theories of democracy and the politics of authoritarian regimes. Earlier he taught a graduate course on the politics and civil society in Russia and Ukraine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the University of Toronto. Dr. Kudelia also worked as an advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2008-2009. He holds PhD in international relations from Johns Hopkins University and MA in political science from Stanford. His recent publications include "Betting on Society: Power Perceptions and Elite Games in Ukraine," in Paul D'Anieri, ed., Orange Revolution and Aftermath: Mobilization, Apathy and the State in Ukraine (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). He also co-authored Strategies of Campaigning: Lessons from Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2007) with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Kiron Skinner and Condoleezza Rice.

Co-sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics and the Humanities Scholars Program.