We each develop a view of the world and its nations, formed by our exposure to our media, our governments and our conversations. Through this world view, we try to make sense of world events, sometimes making assumptions about our world partners.
Have you ever wondered how the world events that we see are viewed by Russian citizens?
Join us as Dr. Anna Tsurkan takes us on a journey in which she covers: the Russian media under Putin; its influence on Russian people and their perceptions of the world; future perspectives and hopes for changes; and Canada’s image in Russia.
This presentation represents an opportunity to view world happenings from a perspective you might not otherwise get to see.
About our speaker:
Dr. Anna Tsurkan started her research path in Russia where she received her Ph.D. from the Institute of USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She has written on a number of important current topics in the field of international relations, including political Islam; international counter-terrorism cooperation; Middle Eastern, US and Canadian vectors in Russian foreign policy; and Canada-Russia bilateral relations.
Dr. Tsurkan is founder and project coordinator of the Canada-Russia Research Initiative, an independent, non-partisan, grassroots organization and research platform dedicated to fostering a greater understanding of the existing challenges in the relations between the two countries and accumulating meaningful studies to build a road for mutual cooperation.