What Putin and Trump Want: The Religious Dimension of U.S.-Russian Relations




John Burgess, James Henry Snowden Professor of Systematic Theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


William Gleason, Coordinator (retired) of the Russia-Eurasian Area Studies Program, Foreign Service Institute, Washington, D.C.


March 15, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m.


This event will focus on the religious dimension of the new aggressiveness and assertiveness of Russia in Syria, Ukraine, and U.S. elections. How has President Putin appealed to religious values to reach out to conservatives in the United States? How do religious factors in both Russia and the United States stoke nationalism, and can religion contribute, instead, to mutual understanding between Russians and Americans?

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CEUs: 2.0 CEUs will be available for those who request them. Registration is required for anyone wanting a certificate.

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