About the Event: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reflects the decision of one man: Vladimir Putin. He has made a series of major miscalculations -- from underestimating the tenacity and determination of the Ukrainians to the strength and unity of the Western response in support of Ukraine -- but he seems to be doubling down. We will have a conversation with Fiona Hill, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, on what is driving Putin, what he might do next, and what might cause him to change course.
About the Speaker: Fiona Hill is a senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She recently served as deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council from 2017 to 2019. From 2006 to 2009, she served as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at The National Intelligence Council. She is author of “There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century” and co-author of “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin." Hill holds a master’s in Soviet studies and a doctorate in history from Harvard University. She also holds a master’s in Russian and modern history from St. Andrews University in Scotland.