The United States and Russia have a unique opportunity to reforge their relationship in the face of a common threat. History shows how this can be done. Together, the United States and Russia have dealt with recurrent periods of major geopolitical strife. Their successful resolution has been consistently enabled by self-interested yet mutually beneficial US-Russian ties. Even as rivals, the two nations have found reasons to work together since the very creation of the United States—and they can return to being rational partners through reciprocal cooperation.
Upcoming International Events on Campus
The Namaste Trio from Italy – Natalia Bendetti, clarinet; Guido Arbonelli, clarinet; and Laura Magnani, piano – performs contemporary works including a new composition by Stanford composer Giancarlo Aquilanti.
Lucia Caruso: Tango de la Mujer Gris
Lodi Luka: Street Life for two clarinets
Claude Debussy: Voiles — Prélude No. 2, Book 1 for solo piano
Orlando Legname: Chimera
Roberto Prandini: Duetto d’amore for two clarinets
Based on her forthcoming book, Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial: Scenes from the Great Terror in Soviet Ukraine (Oxford University Press), Lynne Viola’s talk will focus upon the “purge of the purgers” that followed in the wake of the Great Terror. She explores the arrest dossiers and trials of NKVD operatives scapegoated for the “excesses” of Stalin’s terror. The talk is based on new sources from the Ukrainian security police archives, including the criminal files of NKVD operatives arrested for “violations of socialist legality” in late 1938 and early 1939.