POSTPONED: The Threat of China-Russia Cooperation – How Serious? A Conversation with Olena Lennon, PhD.

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This event will now be held on Tuesday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m.  You can register here

Darien Library welcomes back Dr. Olena Lennon, who will discuss why Chinese technological companies, including Huawei and TikTok, have been considered a rising threat to American national security, prosperity, and data privacy. Additionally, the conversation will address why China’s growing cooperation with Russia is a pressing concern for the U.S. and global security.

About the Presenter

Olena Lennon, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Professor in the National Security Department at the University of New Haven, where she teaches such courses as the U.S. Foreign & Defense Policy and International Relations. Formerly a Fulbright scholar from Ukraine, and most recently a scholar at Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., she has dedicated her research to the study of conflict management and identity politics in eastern Europe, focused on domestic and foreign policy of Ukraine. An eastern Ukraine native, Dr. Lennon has been a regular participant in scholarly and media forums related to issues in Ukraine, facilitating a more informed and objective analysis of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war. She also serves as an election observer with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and has completed several election observation missions in the region. Her work appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Demokratizatsiya, Eurasian Geography and Economics, and other outlets.

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