The Sochi Olympics will place Russia on top of the news. This is a good time to examine the country's intractable internal problems and the Obama Administration’s handling of US-Russian relations; examine Russia's human rights track record; and highlight the questions of pervasive corruption – especially in relation to the Olympic Games expenses, which reportedly are reaching $50 billion. To compare, other winter Olympics cost $3-4 billion.
More About the Speakers
Featuring keynote remarks by
The Honorable Ted Cruz (R-TX)
United States Senator
Chairman, Stanslav Belkovsky Foundation
Katrina Lantos Swett, Ph.D.
Vice Chair, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
Followed by a panel with
Ariel Cohen, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation
Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council
Donald N. Jensen, Ph.D.
Resident Fellow, The Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
Senior Policy Advisor, Institute of Modern Russia
Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.
Visiting Fellow, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy