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Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church

Tue, Jun 9, 2015, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church

Dr. Paul Coyer

Tuesday, June 9
1:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 
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This event is sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies.

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Dr. Coyer will discuss his recent piece for Forbes on Putin’s use of religion in general and the Russian Orthodox Church in particular to encourage Russian nationalism and boost domestic political support for his regime.

Dr. Paul Coyer covers foreign policy, with a focus on Eurasia, for Forbes. He has spent quite a bit of time in academia, having graduate degrees from Yale University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. His PhD, from the LSE, was on Sino-American relations and diplomatic history. From 2007-2013 he was a visiting scholar at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and he served as a visiting lecturer on Chinese foreign policy and Sino-American relations at the University of Florence, Italy, in 2011 and 2012. He has lived and worked in several locations around the world, including Shanghai, where he did macro-economic research on China’s development and edited a book on the Shanghai stock exchange that was jointly published by JPMorgan and the South China Morning Post, and in Hong Kong, where he did a brief stint in banking for Deutsche Bank.