[Event] Russian Revolution and its Legacy for Today
Event: The Russian Revolution and its Legacy for Today
With Russia continuing to gain prominence on the international stage, the Forum on Geopolitics is pleased to host former British diplomat Sir Tony Brenton for a public lecture to mark the centennial of the 1917 Russian Revolution that overthrew the Tsarist state and laid the groundwork for communist rule. Brenton, who served as Ambassador to Russia from 2004-2008, will discuss key moments in the Russian Revolution as well as its implications for contemporary geopolitics.
02 Nov., 5.30pm
SG1/SG2 Alison Richard Building
About the Speakers:
Sir Tony Brenton read Mathematics at Queens’ College, Cambridge, and entered the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1975. He served as the UK Ambassador to Russia from 2004-2008, and has authored The Greening of Machiavelli – The History of International Environmental Politics and edited Was Revolution Inevitable?: Turning Points in the Russian Revolution.
Bridget Kendall, Master of Peterhouse and former Senior BBC Diplomatic Correspondent
Oksana Antonenko, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economic and Political Science