The Impending AIDS Crisis in Russia

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Event Time: 
4:30 p.m.
Location: 
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Celeste Wallander, Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies where she was named CSIS Trustee Fellow for the 2004-2005 program years, presented the lecture, “The Impending AIDS Crisis in Russia” on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. The lecture was co-sponsored by LISD and the Woodrow Wilson School

Before joining CSIS, Wallander was a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, she was Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University and Faculty Associate at the Davis Center for Russian Studies and the Center for International Affairs. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Program on New Approaches to Russian Security, funded by the Carnegie Corporation and the MacArthur Foundation, a network of the leading researchers on politics, economics, and foreign policy in Russia and Eurasia.

Her research and teaching focus on international security, international institutions, and the conditions for security cooperation. She has published articles on NATO, Russian foreign and security policy, Russian nuclear strategy and military doctrine, peacekeeping operations, and Russian relations with China, Japan, and Germany. She is coeditor of Swords and Sustenance: The Economics of Security in Belarus and Ukraine (MIT, 2003), author of Mortal Friends, Best Enemies: German-Russian Cooperation after the Cold War (Cornell, 1999), coeditor of Imperfect Unions: Security Institutions over Time and Space (Oxford, 1999), and editor of The Sources of Russian Foreign Policy after the Cold War (Westview, 1996). She is currently writing a book entitled Economic Interests, International Integration, and Russian National Security Policy, which explains the effects of Russia’s emerging economic interests on its national security policy.

Wallander received her BA in political science from Northwestern University in 1983 (summa cum laude), and her PhD in political science from Yale University in 1990. She has held fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, German Marshall Fund, and National Council for Soviet and East European Research.