Events

Are you looking to be in conversation with the world of Russian and Eurasian studies? You have come to the right place—pull up a seat.

All Davis Center events will occur virtually during the Spring 2021 semester.

Upcoming

Monday, May 17, 2021
12:30 to 2pm EDT

These two seminars bring together speakers to discuss Sakharov's life and work as well as his legacy in Russia today. 

Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies, Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, Stanford University

Human Rights Activist; Soviet-era Dissident and Red Square Protester

Associate Director, Major Gifts, Harvard Law School

Director, Cold War Studies Project

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
9:30 to 10:30am EDT

This roundtable will discuss the drivers of the conflict between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as dynamics and prospects for the future relations development.

Senior Research Scientist, CNA

Co-founder and President, Crossroads Central Asia

Independent Researcher

Visiting Professor, James Madison College, Michigan State University; Professor Emerita, Colgate University

Senior Fellow, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

President & CEO, The Oxus Society

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
4 to 4:45pm EDT

How does Russia use these reserves to their political advantage in Europe and Eurasia? How does energy demand impact international relations in the region?

Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School / Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Outreach Director

Thursday, May 20, 2021
9 to 10am EDT

The Program on Central Asia invites you to the launch of Caspiana: Digital Toolbox for Students and Scholars of Central Asia and South Caucasus, a website created to facilitate research on the fascinating regions spreading east and west of the Caspian Sea.

Senior Fellow, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

A.M. Candidate in Regional Studies–REECA

Managing Editor, Eurasianet

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

Friday, May 7, 2021
9 to 10am EDT

What accounts for the divide between the maritime states and the countries of mainland Asia? A discussion on China’s Belt and Road Initiative from this broader perspective.

Chancellor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto; Professor Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan

Senior Fellow, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Communications Officer, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
12 to 1:15pm EDT

Drawing on archival sources and memoirs from Russia and Austria, the speakers will review many aspects of the Soviet occupation of Austria from 1945 to 1955. 

Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on War's Consequences (Austria)

Professor of Modern History, University of Graz (Austria)

Professor of Economic History, University of Graz (Austria)

Professor of Modern History, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Director, Cold War Studies Project

Friday, April 30, 2021
9am to 4pm EDT

This conference aims to further complicate conventionally held ideas about the late Soviet Union by looking at how exactly the post-Stalinist environment informed social practices and individual lives.

Ph.D. Candidate in History

Ph.D. Candidate in History

Thursday, April 29, 2021
12:30 to 1:30pm EDT

How has environmental activism evolved in Russia over the last decade?

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stetson University

Executive Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies / Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Friday, April 23, 2021
1:30 to 4pm EDT

Engaging presentations by second-year master's students at Harvard and Columbia Universities.

Executive Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies / Lecturer on Government, Harvard University