1.00-2.30pm, Feb 26th
Dr Roy Allison, University of Oxford, ‘Putin’s Eurasian Union: a divisive political project or a new impetus for regional coordination?’
Roy Allison is University Lecturer in the International Relations of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia at St Antony’s college, University of Oxford. He previously held a Readership in International Relations at the London School of Economics. Allison was a doctoral student and an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford; a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham (1987-99) and Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) (1993-2005). Between 2001 and 2005 he was also a Senior Research Fellow attached to the Centre for International Studies in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University. He has broad research interests in the international relations, foreign and security policies of Russia and Eurasia and have travelled extensively there for research projects I have directed and out of an enduring fascination for the region.