Russia and America

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Russia and America

Fall 2021

Taught By: Jessica Pisano

Section: L

CRN: 8841

Credits: 0

This course addresses relationships between Russia and the United States in contemporary and historical perspective. Timed to coincide with the 2020 American presidential electoral campaigns, the course will address topics such as: the social, political, and economic conditions that led to Vladimir Putin’s rise; Soviet “active measures,” counterintelligence, and contemporary information warfare; global Russia and changes in the international system; and approaches to state legitimacy. The course also will ask what Americans and Russians could learn from one another, examining struggles the peoples of the United States and Russia have in common, from legacies of unfree labor and atomic culture to protecting public lands. Weekly lectures will feature distinguished guest speakers from outside the university.

Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course. Note that the discussion sections for this course are scheduled to occur in person.
[This ULEC is in category 1, Tools for Social Change.]

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 75

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:16pm 5/6/2021 EDT