St. Petersburg brainstorm

Andrew Kuchins, the Director and Senior Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies

1959 - Born in the U.S.
1981 - Graduates, Amherst College
1985 - Receives M.A., School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
1989 - Executive director, Berkeley-Stanford Programme on Soviet and post-Soviet Studies
1992 - Receives PhD, School of Advanced internAtional Studies, Johns Hopkins University
1989 - Executive director, Berkeley-Stanford Programme on Soviet and post-Soviet Studies
1993 - Senior programme officer, John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation
1997 - Associate director, Centre for International Security and Co-operation, Stanford University
2000 - Senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
2000 - Director of Russian and Eurasian Programme, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.
2003 - Director, Carnegie Moscow Centre
2006 - Director of Russian and Eurasian Programme, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.

Today we will talk about the St. Petersburg Forum. About 2,000 participants, including heads of state, ministers, business executives and scientists are taking part in the discussions. The main topic remains the same for events of this scale worldwide - the global economic crisis. One of the participants in the forum, Andrew Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, is our guest via satellite link from St. Petersburg.