Wednesday, 05 February 2014

Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin: A U.S. Perspective on Russia

On Wednesday, February 5 2014, BICC, in cooperation with the Consulate General of the United States of America cordially invites to a talk on “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin: A U.S. Perspective on Russia” (in English) by Fiona Hill, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe und Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings Institution.

In her presentation, Fiona Hill will refer to her most recent book, “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.” Putin is a man of many and complex identities, formed from experiences in his early life, his time in the KGB, his years as mayor in the crime and corruption-ridden city of St. Petersburg, and as an “operative” in the Kremlin. Now, with Russia’s position in the global landscape more critical than ever, Dr. Hill will seek to clarify how Vladimir Putin is operating abroad, focusing particularly on the pivot towards Asia and relations with Iran and Ukraine. Having participated in the Munich Security Conference 2014, she will also comment on Russia’s perspective on the recent developments in Syria.

Moderator of the talk will be Professor Conrad Schetter, BICC Director of Research.

Time: Wednesday February 5 2014, 15:45-17:15 hrs

Venue: At BICC premises, Pfarrer-Byns-Str.1, 53121 Bonn

Please don’t forget to register by 3 February 2014 at pr(at) 


Curriculum Vitae Fiona Hill