Sputnik V and Russia’s New Vaccine Politics
March 8, 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
This event will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar and streamed via YouTube Live.
There will be no in-person event. To register and access live stream links, visit the event page on our website: https://harriman.columbia.edu/event/virtual-event-sputnik-v-and-russias-new-vaccine-politics.
Register here for the Zoom webinar, or tune in on YouTube Live.
Join us for a meeting of the New York-Russia Public Policy Series, co-hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.
Vladimir Putin’s announcement in August 2020 that Russia had become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine—Sputnik V—generated much fanfare domestically but was initially met with skepticism among expert global scientific communities. Now, with more published results from trials, we see wider acceptance of the claims of the vaccine’s efficacy and a surging global demand for the vaccine from around the world. Please join this distinguished panel of researchers and commentators as we explore how the vaccine was developed in Russia, the issues surrounding its scientific review, and how the Kremlin is now incorporating “vaccine diplomacy” into its broader foreign policy strategy.
This event is supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.