2017 History Institute "What is Eurasia? And Why Does It Matter?" Stephen Kotkin, Birkeland Professor in History and International Affairs, Director of Institute of International and Regional Studies, and co-Director of Program in the History and Practice of Diplomacy, Princeton University presenting "What is Eurasia? " Is Eurasia a coherent region? What shared features - political, religious, social, economic -- have knit together the region that stretches from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean. What factors have divided the region?