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Of Scholarship and Song

12/9: Join Maggie Paxson and Alexandra Vacroux for a wide-reaching, long-looking, spirit-warming conversation and mini-concert as we prepare for this strangest of holiday seasons. more...

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Trouble in the Caucasus

12/10: The recent war in Nagorno-Karabakh, which resulted in the loss of 5,000 lives, has challenged territorial boundaries, the regional balance of power and Russia’s involvement in the region. more...

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Apply for a 2021–2022 Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Davis Center will award one Postdoctoral Fellowship in History and one Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature and Culture. We welcome research proposals on topics related to the study of Eurasia. more...

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Red Horizon 2020

Red Horizon is an immersive global crisis exercise for senior leaders in government, military, and industry. Interested in participating in Red Horizon 2020? Learn more and apply.


Introducing the Newest REECA Cohort

We are pleased to introduce the ten students who make up this year's REECA cohort. more...

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Introducing the 2020–21 Visitors

Eighteen scholars from around the world join the Davis Center community remotely this year. more...

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Negotiating with Karimov

Joseph A. Presel, former United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan, on his experiences with Islam Karimov in the late 1990s. more...

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Renegotiating Commitments Without Letting People Down

How do you change your position in a negotiation without losing ground or face? The NTF's Arvid Bell provides tips as part of the "First Mover's Toolbox" series. more...

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New Guide to the Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System

The Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System is a collection of anonymous interviews in which Soviet displaced persons and defectors described their experiences in the USSR prior to and during World War II. more...

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Digital Library Projects Pertaining to Russia, Eastern Europe, & Eurasia

Over the past year Widener Library has been busy implementing a number of digital projects pertaining to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. more...

Paxson singing
clear globe outside
Harvard Yard
red horizon slide
visitor collage
Islam karimov
gas prices
people around table
one woman protest

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Use our Expertise Guide to connect to Davis Center scholars of Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus who have knowledge of specific language, discipline, or time period.

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