20 years under Putin: a timeline

You are cordially invited to a round table event hosted by the Institute of Modern Russia and the Foreign Policy Initiative. "The Future of U.S.-Russia Relations", discussing the future of foreign relations of two key global players, will be held on August 28th at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.



What should Romney administration do to support Russians on their march away from authoritarianism and towards true democracy? Why is the current human rights and political situation in Russia cause for American concern? Please join the Institute of Modern Russia and the Foreign Policy Initiative as we discuss these and other questions on August 28th at the University Club of Tampa.

A cocktail reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar will be held prior to and after the program.


Ambassador Richard S. Williamson

GOP nominee’s foreign policy adviser. Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State

Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper

The GOP nominee’s foreign policy adviser, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large on War Crimes Issues

Pavel Khodorkovsky

President, Institute of Modern Russia. Son of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia's most prominent and controversial political prisoner

Vladimir V. Kara-Murza

Member of the Federal Council, Republican Party of Russia, and of Solidarnost (“Solidarity”), Russia’s democratic opposition movement which was instrumental in organizing mass protests after the flawed 2011 parliamentary elections


Jamie M. Fly

Executive Director, Foreign Policy Initiative

Event timeline:

5:00 - 5:30 PM
Registration and Cocktail Reception

5:30 - 7:00 PM
Discussion and Q&A

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Networking and Cocktail Reception

Please RSVP by August 27.

Map and address:

University Club of Tampa
Harbour Room
201 North Franklin Street
Tampa, Florida



To organize this important event IMR partnered with the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI)

FPI is a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. FPI seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America's global economic competitiveness. The organization was founded in 2009 and is led by Executive Director Jamie Fly. FPI’s Board of Directors consists of Eric Edelman, Robert Kagan, William Kristol, and Dan Senor. Visit our website at www.foreignpolicyi.org for more information.


The Foreign Policy Initiative
11 Dupont Circle, NW Suite 325
Washington, D.C. 20036

Telephone: (202) 296-3322
E-mail: info@foreignpolicyi.org