What's going on in Russia? Penetrating through the haze of Western 'propaganda'

What's going on in Russia? Penetrating through the haze of Western 'propaganda'

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
Pavilion Room
Speaker(s): 
Dr Tina Jennings (St Antony's)
Chair: 
Karen Hewitt MBE
Convenor: 
Karen Hewitt MBE

From 1994 to 2001, Dr Jennings worked in investment banking in Moscow, initially with Credit Suisse First Boston, and then as Head of Research for Raiffeisenbank Austria. During this time, she published 'Improving the Environment for Foreign Investment' in Doing Business with Russia, Marat Terterov, Margie Lindsay and Adam Jolly (eds.), 2001. In 2001, she began her doctoral work in Moscow, focusing on oligarchic business groups and their relation to Russian power structures, which culminated in a study of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). In Oxford at present, she is completing a book based on her doctoral dissertation, 'The Rise of State Corporatism in Russia'. Her research interests centre on contemporary Russian politics, the relationship between business groups and Russian political processes, and the Russian presidency, notably under Putin.

This talk is sponsored by the Oxford Perm Association, and celebrates Oxford-Perm links.