Received from the BEARR Trust.
The BEARR Trust Annual Lecture
”The Myth of the Strong Leader in Russia “
by Prof Archie Brown
10th June 2014, 6 pm
If you have not already booked please do so immediately.
All welcome, but you must book, for security reasons, using the attached form.
Full details are below or see http://www.bearr.org/what-we-do/lecture/annual-lecture-2014/
You are cordially invited to The BEARR Trust Annual Lecture, kindly hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN, at 6pm on 10 June 2014.
Archie Brown is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University and an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College. His numerous publications include The Gorbachev Factor, Seven Years that Changed the World: Perestroika in Perspective, and The Rise and Fall of Communism. His latest book,The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age, will come out in April. A fuller biography is attached.
The event will be under Chatham House rules.
The lecture will be followed by a reception, which will allow for further discussion and networking with others with an interest in the field.
The BEARR Trust is a UK-based organisation set up to help children and other vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the South Caucasus. We believe the best way to do this is to help small NGOs in the region to build knowledge, know-how, skills and contacts including with those doing similar work in the UK. The EBRD works to build democracy and to bring sustainable prosperity to peoples and countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
The lecture is free, and all are welcome. However, this is The BEARR Trust’s main fund-raising event of the year, and guests are invited to make an advance donation of £25 per person. All proceeds will go towards BEARR’s work to support health and welfare and to strengthen civil society.
All names must be given in advance for security reasons, so please fill in the enclosed form and return it as soon as possible (Or go to http://www.bearr.org/what-we-do/lecture/annual-lecture-2014/) Please note that you should arrive in good time, using EBRD’s One Exchange Square entrance only, to allow for security procedures. No tickets will be issued, but you may assume that if you have sent in your form, places have been reserved for you and your guests.
The BEARR Trust
Archie Brown is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University and an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College. His numerous publications include The Gorbachev Factor (Oxford University Press, 1996) which was awarded the W.J.M. Mackenzie Prize of the Political Studies Association of the UK for best politics book of the year and the Alec Nove Prize from the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies for best book on Russia, Communism or post-Communism;Seven Years that Changed the World: Perestroika in Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2007);The Rise and Fall of Communism (Bodley Head, London, 2009; Vintage paperback, 2010), for which he received for a second time both the Mackenzie and the Nove prizes; and, most recently, The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age (Bodley Head, 2014).
His many visits to Soviet and post-Soviet Russia included the academic year 1967-68 which he spent as a visiting scholar in the History Faculty of Moscow University under the terms of the Anglo-Soviet Cultural Agreement. Archie Brown has been a Visiting Professor of Political Science at Yale, the University of Connecticut, Columbia University (New York) and the University of Texas at Austin, and was Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He was elected to a Fellowship of the British Academy in 1991 and to Foreign Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. He was appointed CMG in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List of 2005 ‘for services to UK-Russian relations and the study of political science and international affairs’.