Webinars | October 19, 2009

Webinar: The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Resources in Eurasia

October 19, 2009

Eurasia Webinar – The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Resources in Eurasia [mp3]

Panelists addressed key political, economic and international issues, including:

  • The Region: How has the global economic downturn affected Russia and its neighbors? Have some countries in the region benefited from the crisis?
  • The Economy: Will the crisis stimulate the industrial restructuring that Russia has avoided thus far? Do investors see new opportunities or new warning signs?
  • Politics: Has the crisis affected the Putin-Medvedev relationship? Has society reacted with passive resignation or new protest movements?
  • Geopolitics: Does the crisis present opportunities for improving US-Russian relations? Has it altered the balance of power within Eurasia?

The distinguished panelists for this event included:

CHARLIE RYAN, one of the pioneers of investment banking in Russia, a co-founder of UFG Asset Management, and currently the Executive Chairman of UFG Asset Management;

CLIFFORD GADDY, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, is an economist specializing the political economy of Russian oil and gas and on the country’s long-term growth prospects;

Dr. Alexandra Vacroux, Program Officer of the SSRC and affiliate of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars moderated this event.

This webinar series is made possible through generous funding provided by the Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Outreach Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union).