Events

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The roundtable will discuss the current state of regional cooperation on water, energy, and climate change in Central Asia, opportunities and constraints, and ways forward.

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Deputy Director, CAREC Institute

Senior Research Fellow, CAREC Institute

Energy Advisor, USAID Central Asia Regional Mission

Director, Scientific Information Center of Interstate Сommission for Water Coordination in Сentral Asia

Deputy Director, Institute for Advanced International Studies (Uzbekistan)

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

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Decolonization: Why Does It Matter? is the first panel of the Decolonization In Focus series. This session will broach the question of why decolonizing Slavic studies is an important exercise and the impact it may have on scholars and the field more largely.

 

 

associate professor with Tallinn University, Institute of Humanities (Estonia)

Art Historian and artist, Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México & Kyiv School of Economics

Associate Professor, History, University of Illinois, Chicago

Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee

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Maxim Osipov will read from his new book KILOMETER 101 and discuss his work and the state of the Russian short story more generally.

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Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

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Discourse and Decolonization: Perspectives from Outside the Anglophone Academy is the second panel of the Decolonization in Focus Series.

The series has six wide-ranging panels featuring speakers from various disciplines and institutions. Panelists and participants will be encouraged to consider why decolonizing Russian & Eurasian studies matters, how to implement concrete change in their classrooms, and how to conceive of the future of expertise within the field. All sessions will be convened using Zoom, live-streamed via YouTube, and recorded to be made available for later viewing.

Recording Available

Associate Professor of Economics, Warsaw School of Economics.

Historian and Researcher, Lviv Center for Urban History

Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas

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Claire Kaiser will discuss her new book on the impact of Stalin in Georgia.

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University
Head of Strategy, McLarty Associates

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

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Travelogues by Sophia Yablonska transgressed norms of gender, genre, and perception and will offer material to reassess traditional histories of literature in the twentieth century.

Professor of Literature Theory and Comparative Literature, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and Ukrainian Catholic University

Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

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Learn about historical memory in contemporary Georgia.

PhD Candidate, UVA

General Director, Georgian National Museum

Professor Emeritus, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales

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Emerging Scholars on the State of the Field, Activism, and Advocacy is the third panel in the Decolonization in focus Series

The series will consist of six wide-ranging panels featuring speakers from a variety of disciplines and institutions. Panelists and participants will be encouraged to consider why decolonizing Russian & Eurasian studies matters, how to implement concrete change in their classrooms, and how to conceive of the future of expertise within the field. All sessions will be convened using Zoom, live-streamed via YouTube, and recorded to be made available for later viewing.

Recording Available

Ph.D. Candidate at the New School for Social Research, New York

NSSRPhD Candidate

Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics, Oberlin College

Associate Professor, The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College

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Joseph Stalin's long reign as leader of the Soviet Union was marked by ruthless tyranny and the deaths of millions. This panel will discuss his legacy in Kremlin. 

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Robert and Florence McDonnel Professor of Eastern European Studies, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Lecturer and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University Government Department

Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies, Professor of History and Director of Russian Area Studies, Wellesley College

Director, Cold War Studies Project

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Impact beyond the Ivory Tower is the fourth panel of the Decolonization in Focus Series

The series will have six wide-ranging panels featuring speakers from various disciplines and institutions. Panelists and participants will be encouraged to consider why decolonizing Russian & Eurasian studies matters, how to implement concrete change in their classrooms, and how to conceive of the future of expertise within the field

Recording Available

Associate Professor and Chair, Regional and Analytical Studies Department, College of International Security and Affairs (CISA), National Defense University

Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies, Yale University

Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Yale University

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While outlining the role of the representatives of ethnic minorities in the Russian-Ukrainian war, the presentation will focus on the case studies representing about five thousand Ukrainian Jews who joined the troops, territorial defense, volunteer centers, and army supply lines—in numbers much higher than the ratio of Jews to the general population.

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Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies, Northwestern University

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

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Syllabus Design and Critical Pedagogies in the Classroom: How Do We Teach Differently? is the fifth panel of the Decolonization in Focus Series. The series will have six wide-ranging panels featuring speakers from various disciplines and institutions. Panelists and participants will be encouraged to consider why decolonizing Russian & Eurasian studies matters, how to implement concrete change in their classrooms, and how to conceive of the future of expertise within the field.

Recording Available

Assistant Professor, History, Texas State University

Chair and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History, Director of Russian Studies, Hamilton College

Associate Professor of Political Science, Nazarbayev University

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Please join us for an afternoon with acclaimed author and Boston College professor Maxim D. Shrayer as he reads from and discusses his new book, Immigrant Baggage.

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

Executive Director

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This talk examines musical life in the Warsaw Ghetto, using song texts, diaries, and even concert reviews in ghetto newspapers to reconstruct its musical environment.

Recording Available

Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica, Harvard University, Harvard University

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

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Join Yevgenia Belorusets for a conversation about her book Lucky Breaks.

Associate Director

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The Future of SEEES Expertise: How Can We Anticipate Tomorrow’s Differences? is the sixth and the last panel of the Decolonization in Focus Series. 

The series has six wide-ranging panels featuring speakers from various disciplines and institutions. Panelists and participants will be encouraged to consider why decolonizing Russian & Eurasian studies matters, how to implement concrete change in their classrooms, and how to conceive of the future of expertise within the field. All sessions will be convened using Zoom, live-streamed via YouTube, and recorded to be made available for later viewing.

Recording Available

Professor of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria

Founding Fellow, New University in Exile Consortium, New York

Executive Director, Ab Imperio Quarterly, University of Illinois Chicago

Professor of Political Science, McGill University

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The focus of this talk is the surprising, fascinating, and central, both in plain sight and masked, place of Jewishness in Soviet science fiction texts and their authors’ biographies.

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Professor of Russian and Humanities, Reed College

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

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The Davis Center invites paper proposals from graduate students at any stage, including master’s students, on topics related to Central Asia.

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

A.M. Candidate in Regional Studies–REECA; Innovation Fellow, Program on Central Asia

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Join other educators in a three-day workshop on religious nationalism in the world today.

Associate Director

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Learn more about interning in Georgia in Summer, 2023.

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

Program Coordinator

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Learn more about the fundamental transformation of the international order, war consequences on the global economy, China’s and the United States’ response to the war, and what this may portend for the future of the Russia-China-U.S. relationships.

Executive Director

Director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University

Editor-in-Chief and Executive Producer, Frontline

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The ongoing crackdown in Gorno-Badakhshan against the Pamiri Ismailis is the longest-running intra-state conflict and crackdown in Central Asia since the Tajik Civil War ended in 1997. The panel will discuss the causes behind the crackdown and potential trajectories of Tajikistan’s political development by examining the domestic, regional, and geopolitical contexts.

Recording Available

Correspondent, RFE/RL

Associate Professor of the Practice of Human Rights, University of Southern California

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

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Professors Daria Khitrova, author of Lyric Complicity: Poetry and Readers in the Golden Age of Russian Literature, and Aleksandra Kremer, author of The Sound of Modern Polish Poetry: Performance and Recording after World War II, will be in conversation with each other about their newly published books

Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Ernest E. Monrad Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

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The imperial dimension of Russia's war in Ukraine bears similarities to earlier expansionist warfare by Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union. The panelists will discuss the roots and the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war, especially in the Balkans.

Recording Available

Professor of Modern History, University of Zagreb

Professor of International Law and International Relations, Institute for Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Professor of History, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Director, Cold War Studies Project