Angelo State University's Russian Enrichment Program is having a free virtual presentation by Dr. Thomas Garza, associate professor in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25.
According to an ASU press release, the presentation entitled, “Breaking Bad: Russia and the ‘Putin Doctrine’ in Global Policy,” will be available via Zoom and is being offered for the benefits of its students, faculty, staff and the public.
The link for the presentation is, utexas.zoom.us/j/92668216668.
Garza will discuss the challenges Russian President Vladimir Putin faced and how he survived those threats resulting in a more consolidated frame of power and control, a "Putin Doctrine."
Garza will examine how the Putin Doctrine formed, its application to the Trump presidency and how Russia responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, the release said.
Garza has been a University of Texas faculty member for three decades and teaches Russian language and literature at all levels, foreign language pedagogy and contemporary Russian culture courses. Garza has traveled and researched Russia since 1979 and lived in Moscow for more than five years.
The presentation is sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages and the ASU Russian Club.
Angelo State University's Russian Enrichment Program hosts presentations and guest speakers during the academic year to ensure the study of the Russian language and culture.