Getting Russia Right: A Book Talk with Thomas Graham

Nov. 28, 2023, 11:00am-12:30pm
Belfer Center Library (Littauer L-369), Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 and online

Join Russia Matters and the Davis Center for a book talk by Thomas Graham, a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. In his new book, “Getting Russia Right,” Graham offers a practical vision of U.S.-Russia relations. He identifies the blind spots that prevented Washington from seeing Russia as it really is and crafting a policy to advance American interests without provoking an aggressive Russian response. Distilling the Putin factor to reveal the contours of the Russia challenge facing the United States whenever he departs the scene, Graham lays out a compelling way to deal with it so that the United States can continue to advance its interests in a rapidly changing world.

In-person option is open for Harvard University ID holders only. Webinar option is open to the public. 

In-person registration here (Harvard University ID holders only). Webinar registration here.


Thomas E. Graham is a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a cofounder of Yale University’s Russian, East European and Eurasian studies program and sits on its faculty steering committee. He is also a research fellow at Yale’s MacMillan Center. He has been a lecturer in global affairs and political science since 2011, teaching courses on U.S.-Russian relations and Russian foreign policy, as well as cybersecurity and counterterrorism. Graham was special assistant to the president and senior director for Russia on the National Security Council staff from 2004 to 2007, during which he managed a White House-Kremlin strategic dialogue. He was director for Russian affairs on the staff from 2002 to 2004.


Conor Cunningham, graduate student, Harvard University