Harry Rigby Lecture Series: Russia and the crisis in Western policy-making


Dr Bobo Lo, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House, UK


ANU Centre for European Studies (67c), Liversidge Street, ANU


Tuesday, 4 April, 2017 - 17:30 to 18:30

Dr Bobo Lo is a former Associate Fellow of Chatham House, UK, and a former officer of the Department of Foreign Affiairs and Trade (DFAT). He is one of the most authoritative commentators on contemporary Russia. Dr Lo's seminal analyses of Russia’s foreign relations in the Putin era are in the front rank, a view shared by discerning Russian scholars. His ‘Axis of Convenience’ is widely acknowledged to be the best analysis of modern Sino-Russian relations, and his most recent work, ‘Russia and the New World Disorder’ was assessed by The Economist as ‘the best attempt yet to explain Russia’s unhappy relationship with the rest of the world.’ Dr Lo is in Australia as a guest of the Lowy Institute of Public Policy to present a report entitled ‘A Wary Embrace’, his latest analysis of Sino-Russian relations.

In this latest instalment of the Harry Rigby Lecture Series, Dr Lo will assess western countries’ responses to Putin’s Russia, a topic made even more topical and significant by Brexit, the rise of populism in continental Europe and the election of Trump to the US presidency. Dr Lo is pleased to deliver this public lecture at ANU, where his father lectured in Chinese history.

This public lecture will be co-hosted by the ANU Centre for European Studies and the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific.

Registration required


by Monday 3 April


The Nye Hughes Room, ANU Centre for European Studies (Bld 67C), 1 Liversidge St, Canberra ACT 2601

Free and open to the public

For more information download the event flyer.

The ANUCES is an initiative involving six ANU Colleges (Arts and Social Sciences; Law; Business and Economics; Asia and the Pacific; Medicine, Biology & Environment, and Engineering & Computer Science) co-funded by the ANU and the European Union.

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific hosts the largest number of regional experts and specialist academic programs in the English-speaking world, and plays a vital role in informing public policy and Australia’s intellectual engagement with the societies, cultures and economies of Asia and the Pacific.




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