Join Columbia’s Virtual Conversation Regarding The Beginning Of The End For Putin?

June 26, 2023

Days ago, Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner Group—a private military company playing a key role in the conflict in Ukraine now the conversation has comes to Harlem.

Appeared to lead a revolt against Russian President Vladimir Putin in an extraordinary sign of tumult within Russia.

After allegedly occupying the key military hub of Rostov-on-Don, Prigozhin was charged with organizing an armed insurrection.

Twenty-four hours later, in an about-face, it was announced that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko had brokered a deal that led to the Russian state dropping charges against Prigozhin and Wagner group fighters returning to their training camp; it seems that some Wagner group fighters will be offered the opportunity to sign contracts with Russia’s military.


The situation in Russia, however, remains tenuous, as Putin faces the largest civil-military crisis of his longstanding presidency.

While the immediate crisis may be over, what does this event bode for Putin and Russia’s future, the war in Ukraine, and broader global security?

In this rapid response webinar moderated by Dean Yarhi-Milo, SIPA experts Dr. Kimberly Marten, Dr. Peter Clement, and Dr. Stephen Biddle weigh in with their analysis on the situation.

The Moderators for the event will be Keren Yarhi-Milo, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, and Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Relations. The Panelists include Kimberly Marten, Professor, Department of Political Science, Barnard College, Peter Clement, Interim Director, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Stephen Duane Biddle, Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs; Director, International Security Policy Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs.

“As we navigate an increasingly interconnected world, it is crucial to recognize that what happens in Russia, or any other corner of the globe, has the potential to profoundly impact the vibrant community of Harlem. By embracing a global perspective, fostering dialogue, and supporting initiatives that promote positive change, Harlemites continue to shape their own destiny while contributing to a more harmonious and interconnected world,” Danny Tisdale, publisher, Harlem World Magazine.

Join the conversation, Tuesday, June 27th, 2023, 11 am ET: Livestream Registration

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