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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Carr Center Conference Room (R-219)
Anastasia Likhacheva,Visiting Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University. Junior Research Fellow, Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies National Research University Higher School of Economics.
Title:“China, Russia and the Politics of Water: Hydro-Hegemony in the 21st Century”
About the talk:Being a rising world power, China remains an upstream hegemon towards its numerous riparian states, including Russia. At the same time, Russia can not be considered as a small dependant state towards China, and hydro-hegemony is contestable in this situation. Thus, comparative analysis of Chinese water relations with downstream states along Amur, Irtysh and Mekong rivers provide an interesting case-study for the whole hydropolitics theory.
Bio:Both within her work as a Junior Research Fellow in the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies and as a postgraduate student on Political Science at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Anastasia's research focuses on the issue of the global water deficit and its structural influence on modern international relations.