Three experts discuss 21st-century Russia in Tate Lecture Jan. 19

Ian Bremmer, Stephen Hadley and Claire ShipmanThree experts in international politics and 21st-century Russia will discuss the future of U.S. relations in the post-Soviet world as part of SMU’s 2009-10 Tate Distinguished Lecture Series Jan. 19.

Former national security adviser Stephen Hadley, World Policy Institute fellow Ian Bremmer and television network correspondent Claire Shipman will present the Gregg and Molly Engles Lecture at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium.

Hadley served as national security adviser for President George W. Bush from 2005-09. In that role, he was the principal White House foreign policy adviser and directed the National Security Council staff.

Bremmer is an expert on U.S. foreign policy, states in transition and global political risk. He is founder and president of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk consultancy, which works with more than 200 financial, corporate and government clients on six continents. His six books include The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall, selected by The Economist as one of the best books of 2006.

Shipman joined ABC’s “Good Morning America” as senior national correspondent in 2001. She also contributes to other ABC News programs. She spent five years working at CNN’s Moscow Bureau, where her reporting won several awards.

Hadley, Bremmer and Shipman will answer questions from SMU community members and local high school students in the Turner Construction Student Forum at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to all faculty, staff and students.

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