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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Truman School of Public Affairs to Host Monroe-Paine Lecture on U.S. Relationship with Russia

April 10th, 2013

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, 573-882-6217,

WHAT: The University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs will host the Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs. The lecture, “Neither Friend nor Enemy: The Continuing Challenge of Relations with Russia,” will feature Sherman Garnett, dean of the James Madison College of Public Affairs at Michigan State University.

The lecture will focus on the United States’ relationship with Russia since the rise of Gorbachev and the end of the Soviet Union. The United States has longed for global partnership with the new Russia and has feared the start of a new Cold War. Garnett will discuss how the two countries are working to understand one another and creating a less dramatic relationship.

The Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs was established by a gift from Frederick Middlebush, the 12th president of the University of Missouri, to honor his wife’s parents. The series brings leading policy experts to MU to give public lectures, conduct research seminars, and meet with students and faculty.

WHO: Sherman Garnett, dean of James Madison College at Michigan State University.


WHERE: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 10

Room S203, Memorial Union South

MU campus

NOTE: To RSVP for the lecture email For more information on the lecture visit: