Hear Jill Dougherty, former Moscow bureau chief and correspondent for CNN and former public policy scholar at the Kennan Institute, discuss the future of Russia-Belarus relations and the foreign policies toward Russia held by current U.S. presidential candidates. The program is moderated by Patricia Lopez, Editorial Writer, Star Tribune Editorial Board.

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About Jill Dougherty

Jill Dougherty is an expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union. In her three-decade career with CNN, she served as a Foreign Affairs Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., where she covered the U.S. Department of State and provided analysis on international issues. Previously, Dougherty served as U.S. Affairs Editor for CNN International; Managing Editor of CNN International Asia/Pacific, based in Hong Kong; and CNN’s Moscow Bureau Chief and Correspondent. She also served as CNN White House Correspondent, covering the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and was a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government where she pursued research on Russia’s mass media. Dougherty received a bachelor’s degree in Slavic languages and literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a master’s from Georgetown University where she researched Russia’s soft power diplomacy.

This program is cosponsored by the Kennan Institute’s Kennan Conversation program, which takes experts on Russia to communities across America to engage directly with local audiences.