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It’s been almost eight months since Russia invaded Ukraine. What has the war taught us about Ukraine, Russia, and geopolitics in the 21st century? Join us for a conversation between Professor Timothy Colton and Professor Serhii Plokhii, moderated by Davis Center Executive Director Alexandra Vacroux.

Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Harvard University

Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History / Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute , Harvard University

Executive Director


Drawing on archival discoveries in the former Soviet and Western archives, historian Yakov Falkov speaks about the Soviet intelligence community’s efforts to discover the extent and patterns of the mass extermination of Jews during WWII and the Shoah.

Lecturer at Tel Aviv and Reichman Universities

Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies; Boston College and the Chair of the Seminar on Russian and Eurasian Jewry, Davis Center


Hear from three students who spent the summer working in Georgia.

A.M. Candidate in Regional Studies–REECA; Research Assistant, Negotiation Task Force

Master's Student, Harvard Kennedy School


Saba is a tram operator whose life spirals downward when he loses his job in the wake of a violent, drunken night.


What is the economic situation in the South Caucasus today?

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Social and Cultural Research; Research Network Legacies of Communism at the Leibniz Center for Contemporary History Potsdam

Economist, Central Bank of Armenia

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Sociological Research, University of Leuven

Director, Program on Georgian Studies
Professor of Modern Georgian History, Ilia State University


Oksana Kis, a scholar who lives in Lviv, Ukraine, discusses the complex effects of the Russian invasion on Ukrainian women and the women’s movement.

A Visiting Professor of Anthropology at the New School of Social Research in New YorkResearch and Fellow, and Chair at the Department of Social Anthropology, Institute of Ethnology, Ukraine National Academy of Sciences

Research Scholar, Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University


A story of deceit and betrayal, violence and resistance, passion and duty, Eliso is a pure tragedy, as sublime and pristine as only tragedy can be.


A lecture about Georgian food and its role in Georgian history and culture--complete with food and wine.

Professor Emerita, Williams College


Join the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies for a discussion with the director and producer Vera Krichevskaya and Natasha Sindeeva, founder, owner, and chief executive officer of the Dozhd (TV Rain).

Co-Founder of Dozhd TV (TV Rain), Russia, the only independent news TV station in Russia

The Founder, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Dozhd (TV Rain) Media Holding