Russian experts from Harvard and Columbia met with U.S. government and business leaders last week to discuss the effect of the 25th Soviet Party Congress on the policies of the Soviet Union.
The conference was the first joint venture between the two schools.
Participants in the conference included Richard E. Pipes, Professor of History, and Adam B. Ulam, director of the Russian Research Center and professor of Government. Both addressed the development of U.S.-Soviet relations since the Soviet Party Congress.
Pipes said that the Soviet Union is moving toward a harder line vis-a-vis the U.S. "The carrot and the stick has been knocked out of the hands of the U.S., leading to a more brazen Russian expansion throughout the world," he added.