This fascinating documentary offers a rare glimpse at acclaimed American choreographer Paul Taylor's creative process as he and his dance company stage a new work. The film's director Kate Geis will participate in a discussion after the screening, where audience members can enter for a chance to win passes to a Paul Taylor Dance Company performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion!
8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Angela Stent will address the Los Angeles World Angela Stent will address the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on March 12th about Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the current strained relations between Washington and Moscow. Stent, a Russia expert at Georgetown University and a former adviser to both President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush on dealing with Moscow, says Russia and the US diverge on everything from strategic policy to the lack of personal chemistry between the two current presidents. Understanding Russia increasingly means understanding Putin, who has ruled the country in one form or another since 1999.
President Putin is an enigma to many Americans. His outwardly tough image is belied by an underlying sense of affront that the US no longer takes Russia as seriously as it did during the Cold War. Yet the US still has to deal with Russia, one of the veto-wielding members of the UN Security Council – over Iran, Syria, cyber security, and a host of other issues. Despite repeated attempts to “reset” US-Russian relations since the fall of the USSR, the rapport between Moscow and Washington seems to keep getting worse, and in many ways both countries continue to view each other in a Cold War frame of reference. In recent months the triple challenges of Snowden, Syria and Ukraine have exemplified the difficulties of creating a sustainable, productive partnership. Angela Stent will talk about the history of US-Russian ties, the current state of play with President Putin in the Kremlin, and the prospects for the future.
Angela Stent is director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies at Georgetown University, where she is also a Professor of Government and Foreign Service. She is a graduate of Cambridge University and the London School of Economics, and also earned a master’s in Soviet Studies from Harvard. She is the author of several books, including the just-published The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century. While researching her first book in 1978, Stent was mugged in Moscow - an act the police at the time dismissed saying “we don’t have crime in the USSR.” Council on March 12th about Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the current strained relations between Washington and Moscow.
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UCLA PHILHARMONIA is the flagship orchestra of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and performs nine full programs each year, encompassing a full spectrum of symphonic and operatic repertoire, and the best in contemporary and rarely-performed works.