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BoiseCFR May Dinner Meeting

Date:            Wednesday May 9, 2018 

Time:           Social hour 6:15 p.m.; dinner 7:00 p.m.

Place:          Riverside Hotel- Room TBD   (click for hotel room map)

Cost:            $25.00, including tax and tip. Please make checks payable to the Boise
                       Committee on Foreign Relations.

Speaker:      Dr. Stacy Closson

Topic:          “Russia: Friend or Foe?”

Dr. Stacy Closson, is a Global Fellow at the Kennan Institute. She was previously an Assistant Professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. She received her PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in International Relations. She came to Patterson from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C. where she was a Kennan fellow.

Dr. Closson was also a Transatlantic Post-Doctoral Fellow in think tanks in Switzerland and Germany. From 1996-2002 she worked in the US Department of Defense as a political-military analyst, entering as a Presidential Management Fellow. Dr. Closson has been named an “Emerging Leader in Environmental and Energy Policy” by the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C.

Last year, she was a Fulbright Fellow at National Chengchi University, Department of Diplomacy in Taipei, Taiwan. Her most recent book with MIT Press is 'Energy, Economics, and Geopolitical Futures:Eight Long-Range Scenarios.'

Dr. Closson's current research focuses on global energy security, Russia-China relations, and Arctic security. Following on her recently co-authored book on energy futures, she is working on China futures at the nexus of energy, economics and geopolitics. As a returning Fulbright fellow from Taipei, she is writing on a Russia-China alliance and what this means for US foreign policy. On the Arctic, she will use a funded fellowship at the Aleksanteri Institute in Helsinki to assess Russia's foreign policy in the Arctic, from doctrine to actions, and the type of power Russia wants to be in the region.


Our May speaker will likely end the speakers for our 2017 -2018 season.  Check back for more information on our next season of  speakers.