Simposium Description

March 20, 2006

Randall R. LeCocq, US Consul General Vladivostok (1991-1994), political officer, Soviet Union (1979-81), Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires, Minsk, Belarus (1998-2000), U.S. Department of State, Office of Legislative Affairs handling Russia, 1994-1996; Dr. James L. West, Professor of Humanities and History, Middlebury College (1995 -), Professor of History, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1971-1995, lecturer on Russian culture and music.

All-day program in cooperation with the Santa Fe Institute.

The Speakers

Randall R. LeCocqDeputy Chief of Mission and Charge’, Minsk, Belarus; US Consul General, Vladivostok
Topic: “Russia under Putin”
James L. WestProfessor of Humanities, Middlebury College
Topic: “Old Merchants and New Modernism: Moscow, Modern and Post-Modern 1905-2005″