Description: This event will feature a discussion with renowned Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, Director of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, home to the Kirov Opera and Ballet. Valery Gergiev is also the principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.
The question, "Where Is Russia headed?" has become
a central preoccupation on the world stage. Is Russian democracy at bay? Is a
new Cold War beginning? This forum brings together world-class U.S. scholars,
journalists, diplomats, and Russian leaders to discuss these issues frankly.