Putinist Russia’s Pragmatic Reimperialization

A lecture by Janusz Bugajski,
Director, New European Democracies Project
Senior Fellow, Europe Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

His presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Montgomery County Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
Room A
4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD

Janusz Bugajski is the author of several books and numerous foreign affairs articles, and has testified before various Congressional committees. Prior to joining CSIS, he served as senior research analyst for Radio Free Europe in Munich, as a consultant on Central-East European affairs for USAID, the Defense Department, the International Republican Institute, the Free Trade Union Institute (of the AFL-CIO), and BBC television in London. In 1998, he received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the U.S. Department of State, USAID, USIA and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in recognition of his contributions to international affairs. Bugajski holds an M. Phil. in social anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mr. Bugajski’s most recent book, Expanding Eurasia: Russia’s European Ambitions, explores critical issues of concern to the United States and Poland and advances recommendations for an effective and realistic long-term Western strategy. His commentary addressed to the Obama administration on the need for a Russia strategy appeared on January 19 in the Washington Times at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/19/russia-strategy-needed/


Montgomery County’s Bethesda-Chevy Chase Service Center, at 4805 Edgemoor Lane, is located adjacent to the Bethesda Metro Station at Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road. The Center is bounded by Edgemoor Lane, Woodmont Avenue, and Old Georgetown Road and includes a large parking garage, as well as being just steps from the Bethesda Metro station on the Red Line.

By Car:
The entrance to the parking garage is marked with a large blue Bethesda Center parking sign. If you are coming south on Old Georgetown Road (from the Beltway use exit 36) turn right on Woodmont Avenue and the parking entrance is almost immediately on your left (second driveway). If you are coming south on Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike, turn right onto Woodmont Avenue, go south for approximately one mile, cross Old Georgetown Road, and the parking garage entrance is the second driveway on your left. If you are coming north on Wisconsin or west on Rt. 410, take Old Georgetown Road north, turn left at the second traffic light (Woodmont Ave.) and the garage entrance will be on your left (It's the second driveway). Take the elevators from the parking garage to the Plaza level (P). The building is located at the center of the plaza. County and American flags and a sign bearing the County seal mark the entrance to the building. Parking is available in the garage - $.75 per hour short-term (3 hours or less), $.50 per hour for over 3 hours, free on weekends and County holidays.

By Metro, Bus or on Foot:
The building is conveniently located across the street from the Bethesda Metro Station. From the Bethesda Metro Station, take the escalator from the bus bay to the Plaza level, turn left, walk past the clock tower and across to the Metropolitan plaza using the pedestrian bridge. If you are walking from any other location, the Center's street entrance is at 4805 Edgemoor Lane (corner of Old Georgetown and Edgemoor) and is marked with County and American flags. Take the elevator to level 2 for meeting room A.