Course Description

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and China’s expanding influence across the world are evidence that the dynamics among the world’s most powerful nations are radically changing. How are Russia and China challenging the Euro-American liberal world order forged in the aftermath of World War II and the Cold War? How have the sometimes volatile, ever-changing, and often shrouded histories of these nations shaped them into their current forms? Join historians George Reklaitis and Laura Neitzel as they discuss these two world powers, their visions of their pasts and futures, and what this means for our world today.

A Great Power Or Pariah? Putin’s Gamble

Dr. George Reklaitis, associate professor of history, Brookdale Community College

“The Great Rejuvenation”: China In The 21st Century World

Dr. Laura Neitzel, academic director, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

Historians’ conversation with one another and attendees

This program is made possible through the support of The Friends of Lifelong Learning

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