DOC TV Talk Show during Rhodes Forum 2017

Here is the pilot episode of DOC Open Talk, recorded at the 2017 Rhodes Forum. Five experts from three countries discuss the conference’s central issue: Imagining possible futures in the face of shifting certainties. What lies ahead?

Moderates – Thomas Fasbender


Adrian Pabst, Head of School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent

Anne-Marie Buchman-Petit, Co-Chair, Association for International Mobility (Switzerland)

Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University Qatar, Visiting professor, King’s College London (UK)

Ben Aris, Chief Editor, BNE intellinews

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Thomas Fasbender is a publicist based in Berlin since 2015. Before, he lived for 23 years in Moscow. Education: German M.A. and Ph.D., commercial and journalistic apprenticeships. Publication: "Freiheit statt Demokratie. Der Weg Russlands und die Illusionen des Westens" (Manuscriptum Verlag 2014).
Adrian Pabst is Reader in Politics at the University of Kent, UK, where he directs the Centre for Federal Studies. He is also Visiting Professor at St Mary’s University Twickenham, UK, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lille (Sciences Po), France, and the Russian Presidential Academy in Moscow. His research is at the interface of political thought, political economy and international politics. He is co-editor of Blue Labour: Forging a New Politics (I.B. Tauris, 2015) and of The Crisis of Global Capitalism (Wipf & Stock, 2011). His latest book (co-written with John Milbank) is entitled The Politics of Virtue: Post-liberalism and the Human Future (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016).
Professor at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Qatar, visiting professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College London, and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington DC. He has a BA in history and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Cambridge. 1986-1998 he worked as a British journalist, mainly in the former Soviet Union and South Asia. During this period he covered the anti-Soviet war in Afghanistan, the Chechen war of 1994-96 and other conflicts. In 1998-2000 he edited Strategic Comments at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. 2000-2005 he was Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC. Publications: - "Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power?", Yale University Press 1998, - "Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry", USIP 1999, - "The Baltic Revolution: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence", Yale University Press 1993, - "Pakistan: A Hard Country", Penguin 2011 (selected by the Daily Telegraph as one of the '2011 Books of Year'), - "America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism", 2012.