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Professor Mary Sarotte Discusses New Book on US-Russia Relations & NATO at the Harriman Institute


On Wednesday, November 3rd, from 12:00-1:30 PM EST Professor Mary Elise Sarotte engaged with Professor Timothy Frye and audiences at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University over Zoom and on YouTube in a virutal event about her new book, Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate (Yale University Press, 2021). In her in-depth account, Professor Sarotte reveals the profound impact that the nature of NATO expansion since the Cold War has had on US-Russia relations. She draws on cutting-edge evidence and over one hundred interviews to uncover key conditions for today’s US-Russia relationship. This event will not be recorded. Register for the Zoom event and access the YouTube link here.

Professor Mary Elise Sarotte is an expert in the history of international relations and the inaugural holder of the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professorship of Historical Studies. Professor Sarotte is also a research associate at Harvard University's Center for European Studies. Professor Sarotte earned her AB in History and Science at Harvard and her PhD in History at Yale University. She is the author or editor of five books, including The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall and 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe, both of which were selected as Financial Times Books of the Year, among other awards. Following graduate school, Professor Sarotte served as a White House Fellow, then joined the faculty of the University of Cambridge, where she received tenure before accepting an offer to return to the United States to teach at USC. Sarotte is a former Humboldt Scholar, a former member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.