MARY ELISE SAROTTE IN CONVERSATION WITH IVAN VEJVODA
SAMSTAG, 30.09. 2023 / 12h30,
AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE WIEN, AULA
An influential minority of Western politicians and academics have argued that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine was triggered by the policy of NATO expansion eastwards over the last thirty years. In her book, Not One Inch, Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies at Johns Hopkins University, MARY ELISE SAROTTE, is the first to trace the process of NATO’s enlargement. In a taut narrative, she bases her account on a meticulous review of the documentation and dozens of interviews with many of the key actors in this drama. In discussion with IWM Permanent Fellow IVAN VEJVODA, Professor Sarotte’s research will go far in answering the question whether that minority is justified in suggesting that NATO bears some responsibility for the Russo-Ukrainian war.
© DAVID ELMES, MINDA DE GUNZBURG CENTER OF EUROPEAN STUDIES, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Mary Elise Sarotte holds the Kravis Distinguished Professorship of Historical Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC. Her six books include Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate, which won the Pushkin House Prize (2022) and the Arthur Ross Prize (2022, Silver Medal) and was shortlisted for the Cundill Prize and Duke of Westminster’s Medal. Sarotte earned her AB at Harvard and her PhD in History at Yale.