Putin, Trump, and the Russian Enigma
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Stephen Kotkin
Thu, October 18th, 2018 | 6:30 pm
(Members $38)

Note: This event is sold out



Join leading historian Stephen Kotkin for a riveting talk on the current ties between the United States and Russia—with a special focus on the relationship between Vladimir Putin and Donald J. Trump. Learn how the current moment stands apart from recent history since the Cold War.

Stephen Kotkin is John P. Birkelund ’52 Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, 2018 Eurasia Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and the author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941.

Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


This program has reached capacity. There will be a standby line the evening of the program. One hour before the program begins, we will begin handing out standby numbers with members receiving priority. Shortly before the program begins, we would begin selling tickets if we are able to do so. Standby does not guarantee admission.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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