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PUTIN’S COUNTER-REVOLUTION AT HOME AND ABROAD
October 11, 2016 | Alexandria, MN | Alexandria Community and Technical College

If Russian President Vladimir Putin runs for and wins a fourth term, he will leave the office having served twenty years and longer than any Russian leader since Stalin. What explains his broad base of support and popularity and the weakness of his opposition?  The key factor lies in support for his foreign policy.  This suggest, moreover, that Putin’s eventual successor will continue the course set by Putin in international affairs.



Trump and Clinton CroppedNICK HAYES TO BE FEATURED ON MPR
June 10, 2016 | Minneapolis, MN | www.mpr.org

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have both exceeded the number of delegates needed to be the nominee for their respective parties. As of April, Trump has revealed his “America First”, and earlier this month Clinton spoke in San Diego about her plans for national security. MPR News Host Kerri Miller invited Nick Hayes and two other foreign policy experts into the studio to be featured on the International Roundtable, Daily Circuit with Kerry Miller. 



Eichten_0430ON CAMPUS WITH GARY EICHTEN
May 26, 2016 | Minneapolis, MN | The Museum of Russian Art

Minnesota Public Radio Editor-at-Large Gary Eichten interviews Nick Hayes at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis. Nick Hayes discusses “What does Russian President Vladimir Putin want?” Since the spring of 2014, Putin has moved aggressively and boldly to challenge and change “the facts on the ground” of the post-Cold War international order. This interview will also appear on MPR News Presents.



PutinPUTIN’S POWER GAME AT HOME AND ABROAD
May 6, 2016 | St. Paul, MN | Selim Center, University of St. Thomas

Nick Hayes discusses “What does Russian President Vladimir Putin want?” Since the spring of 2014, Putin has moved aggressively and boldly to challenge and change “the facts on the ground” of the post-Cold War international order.



 

Moscow2NICK HAYES ON MPR
September 25, 2015 | www.mpr.org

Nick Hayes discusses Russia’s current military buildup in Syria, Pope Francis’ visit to America (the US or Cuba), and possible US visit of the Chinese President. Listen live the morning of Friday, September 25.

 



PUTIN VS. OBAMA: NEW COLD WAR?
May 5, 2015 | St. Paul, MN | University of Saint Thomas O’Shaughnessy Educational Center

A quarter century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, relations between Moscow and Washington have descended into levels of crisis, conflict, and suspicion that resemble a new Cold War. The conflict over Ukraine revealed a fault line in Russian and American relations that had been in place since the unification of Germany and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Putin aggressively confronts what he sees as the hostile expansion of NATO and western influence in Russia’s backyard. Obama rallies NATO, brings on economic sanctions, and strives to isolate Putin in a tactic ironically similar to Cold War president Harry Truman’s policy of “containment.” Professor Nick Hayes discusses the historical context and modern ramifications of these tensions.



GIN AND BITTERS AND THE BRITISH EMPIRE
February 8, 2015 | Minneapolis, MN | Loring Park

Culinary expert Carla Blumberg, broadcast journalist Fred de Sam Lazaro, and professor/author Nick Hayes fill your tummy and your brain with insights about the role of gin in the British Empire and how the countries that made up the Empire are doing now. Sample 5 different gins and one bitters, along with chasers and appetizers from the days of the Empire prepared by Kirk Bratrud (Bayport Anerican Cookery founder).



ON CAMPUS WITH GARY EICHTENGary Eichten Work
January 21, 2015 | Collegeville, MN | Saint John’s University Art 102

Minnesota Public Radio Editor-at-Large Gary Eichten interviews Nick Hayes on the state of Russian politics and culture, the crisis in Ukraine and the future of Russia under Putin. This interview will also appear as a radio segment on MPR.