Understanding Military Coups Lecture at HSE Talks

Ekim Arbatli, professor at the Higher School of Economics, will discuss successes and failures of post-Cold War coup d’etats.

Military equipment and soldiers pictured on the Manezh square during the August Coup (1991).

The Higher School of Economics, a leading Russian university, commenced a new series of public events in English at the Moscow coffee house “Rozetka i Coffee.” Russian and foreign professors will read lectures on sociology, political science, psychology and will talk on the most pressing topics of the international agenda. The academic ceremonialism will be balanced out by the open discussions as well as free tea, coffee and treats – thus guaranteeing intellectual leisure for everybody involved.

The second lecture is scheduled for March 14; online registration is necessary. Assistant Professor in the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences Ekim Arbatli will give brief overview of what political scientists discovered about military coups in the post-Cold War period, and will discuss the Turkish coup attempted in July 2016. Everyone is invited to participate and share their ideas on the possible causes and consequences of these events, which have major impact on global political climate.