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|December 6, 2001, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT|
Live Webcast with Sergei N. Khrushchev, Senior Fellow, Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for
International Studies, Brown University
Russia, Putin, and the War on Terrorism
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When Sergei Khrushchev became a U.S. citizen in 1999, he insisted his father -- former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev -- would not be spinning in his grave. "You're still talking in terms of the Cold War, but I came here because it was the end of the Cold War," he said. "I'm not a defector. I'm not a traitor. I did not commit any treason. I work here and I like this country," Khrushchev said in a newspaper interview in Rhode Island, where he lives.
Khrushchev is a regular commentator on Russian affairs and the author of 145 books and articles on engineering and computer science. He is also the author of Khrushchev on Khrushchev, Nikita Khrushchev: Crisis and Missiles, The Political Economy of Russian Fragmentation, and Three Circles of Russian Market Reforms. Khrushchev is currently working on an English translation of his father's memoirs.
As a rocket engineer and computer scientist, Khrushchev played an active role in Soviet missile development from 1958-68. In the 1970's, Khrushchev launched his writing career and hit the lecture circuit. His areas of expertise include Russia's economic and political reforms, U.S.-Soviet relations from 1950-64 and the history of the Soviet space program.
Since 1991, Khrushchev has been a fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies. In 1990, he was a fellow at the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Khrushchev has a doctorate from the Ukrainian Academy of Science, a Ph.D. from the Moscow Technical University and a master's degree from the Moscow Electric Power Institute.
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