Lost in the furor over what Moscow did or did not do, and what effects it did or did not have, is the broader question of what this incident says about Russian intentions and aims. Just how unusual was it for great powers to interfere in a democracy’s electoral processes, and just how outraged should Americans be by the alleged activities?
A lecture by Christina Lassen, formerly Denmark’s Ambassador to Syria and to Jordan.
Biography: Ambassador Lassen, fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, comes to Harvard directly from Damascus, where she for the last three years has served as Denmark’s ambassador to Syria and to Jordan. Previous assignments include: Head of Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Executive Secretariat; Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary of State; Special Advisor to the Prime Minister (Middle East and Transatlantic Affairs); Embassy Secretary for Political Affairs at the Danish Embassy in Washington, D.C. Ambassador Lassen has a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree (Business and International Relations) from Copenhagen Business School, While at Harvard, she will conduct research on the Arab uprisings, and their implications and consequences for relations between the Arab world and the EU/US.