Oral history interview with Robert Legvold, 2013


Legvold, Robert‏ (Interviewee)
Farber, Myron (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Robert Legvold, 2013
This interview with Robert H. Legvold begins with a discussion of the narrator's early life and academic background, including professors who had a major impact on him. Lengvold then describes work on the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict and research projects regarding the post-Soviet republics that he worked on with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Next, Legvold discusse s the state of relations between the NATO and Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Legvold evaluates the activities of other foundations, U.S.-Russia relations under the administration of George W. Bush, President Obama's 2009 visit to Moscow, and his speech on relations with Russia. Legvold then discusses lobbying in Congress on Russia policy. Legvold offers his views on where American and Russian interests diverge, the reset with Russia under the Obama administration, and the effects of the war in Afghanistan on U.S.-Russian relations. Interviewer Myron Farber asks about Vladimir Putin's rise to power and his role in post-Soviet Russia. Legvold discusses how the West and post-Soviet Russia perceive the concept of democracy differently and how that impacts relations between the two. The discussion ends on the topic of nuclear weapons and the working of the Carnegie-endowed Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 3
Political science; World politics--Forecasting.--21st century; International relations; Political scientists--United States; United States Foreign relations Russia; Legvold, Robert; Carnegie Corporation of New York; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict
oral histories
Physical Description
129 pages; 7 digital audio files
Note (Biographical)
Marshall D. Shulman Professor Emeritus Department of Political Science, Columbia University
Interviewed by Myron Farber on March 8, 2013.
Note (Provenance)
Robert Legvold, Gift 2013
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
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