The Contemporary Thinkers Program presents:
Mikhail Rostovsky, Moscow journalist: “Focus Russia.”
The Contemporary Thinkers program brings speakers for public lectures and meetings with students and faculty. The speakers are drawn from a range of fields and professions, including, for example, media representatives, writers and playwrights, academics, government and business leaders. In particular, we bring speakers who can address current Russian domestic and foreign policy, given the recent strains in U.S.-Russia relations. But the goal is much broader than confronting the current difficulties in political relations between the two countries. It is to foster among Americans a deeper appreciation of the richness of Russian culture and to provide a setting for the exchange of views and experiences in a wide range of endeavors to stimulate creativity. Taken together, the speakers provide avenues into various aspects of contemporary Russia and tap into Yale’s diversity, as represented by the college, graduate school, and professional schools.