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Upcoming Events

The Sanctions Response to Russia
Jun 06 | 6:30 PM
The Sanctions Response to Russia

Dr. Abely is the author of The Russia Sanctions: The Economic Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine (Cambridge University Press 2023). Her op-eds have appeared in The L.A. Times, The Hill, and other outlets. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and MarketWatch, among other outlets, and she has appeared on CBS 880, Boston Public Radio, Texas Public Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, and elsewhere. Prior to working in academia, she practiced international trade and sanctions law.

Nearly two years on, sanctions have achieved neither their supporters’ wildest dreams nor their greatest fears. Yet that does not make the sanctions insignificant or uninteresting. Indeed, they spotlight many of the central networks, conflicts, and trends that define our world today. Christine Abely’s new book, The Russia Sanctions, offers us a timely guide to the multitude of sanctions and responses that followed Russia’s invasion. After an introduction to the legal and historical underpinning of sanctions and a short account of the invasion’s first week, Abely, a professor at New England Law in Boston, guides us through a series of themed chapters that explore issues like financial sanctions, oil and gas, oligarchs, food insecurity, and sanctions enforcement. … [B]y providing a valuable guide to their intricacies, Abely’s book helps us understand how the sanctions’ very complexity reflects both the nature of globalization and the gaps in the international rule of law.

This is a free public event. (Although there is a suggested donation of $10, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

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