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King’s Language Centre and Great Britain-Russia Society cordially invite King’s staff and students to a series of talks on the subjects of history, culture and politics.The first talk in the series will take place in hybrid mode on Teams and on campus in the Language Resources Centre K-1.07.2, King's Building, Strand Campus at 7.00 pm on Thursday, 5th October 2023. The talk will be followed by Q&A. Dr. Samuel Ramani - Russia in Africa: A Resurgent Great Power?

The speaker: Dr. Samuel Ramani is a tutor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, where he received his doctorate in March 2021, and an associate fellow at RUSI (Royal United Services Institute). He is a geo-political commentator, who regularly contributes to media publications such as Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, Newsweek, and Al-Monitor, as well as think-tanks, such as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Middle East Institute. He regularly appears on broadcast media outlets, such as Al Jazeera English, the BBC World Service, France 24, and CNN International. Samuel is also the author of "Putin's War on Ukraine: Russia's Campaign for Global Counter-Revolution", which was published by Hurst in April 2023.

By building on the themes of his new book "Russia in Africa: Resurgent Great Power or Bellicose Pretender?” Dr. Samuel Ramani will elucidate Russia's emergence as a "virtual great power" in Africa and provide some insights into what the future might hold for Moscow's influence on the continent.

Please, register by 6pm, 2nd of October, indicating your preferred option – on campus or online. Please, note, the number of places is limited and will be offered on the first come first served basis.


At this event

Tanya Linaker

Team Leader for Slavic and Middle Eastern Languages

Event details

K-1.07.2 Language Resource Center
King's Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS