19th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium on Russian and Eurasian Studies

Friday, April 11, 2014 -
1:45pm to 6:30pm

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S020 (Belfer Case Study Room)

Opening Remarks - 1:45-2:00 p.m.

Panel I - 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Emma Farrow, Wellesley College, Catherine's Enlightenment: Enlightenment Thought and the French Revolution in Eighteenth Century Russia

Floriane Murphy Borel, Wheaton College, "Normative power Europe?” Assessing the impact of European integration on the Kremlin’s influence over post-Soviet states

Allison Gofman, Harvard College, Political Identification of the Children of Russian-Speaking Jewish Immigrants in the United States

Nicholas Cicchinelli, Wheaton College, Putin's Propaganda Ban & the Struggle of Russian Civil Society

Chair: Jeanne Wilson, Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of Russian Studies and Department Chair, Wheaton College; Center Associate, Davis Center

Panel II - 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Thomas Crane, Wheaton College, The Surreal World of Gogol and Lewis Carroll

Sophie Kerwin, Wellesley College, The Tree in the Forest: The Individual and the Whole in Fathers and Children

Rosetta M. Berger, Wheaton College, Closed-Syllable Constraints and Vowel Harmony in Proto-Russian Loanwords

George Pocheptsov, Harvard College, Traces of Oblomov's Utopia: Applying Methods in Text Mining to Track and Critically Analyze the Thematic, Aesthetic and Linguistic Features of the Dream in the Rest of the Novel

Chair: Jonathan Bolton, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Davis Center

Panel III - 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Akanksha Sharma, Harvard College, The Politics of HIV/AIDS in Russia: A Case Study in the GLOBUS Project (2003-2014)

Maria Smerkovich, Wheaton College, Not-So-Strange Bedfellows: Explaining Russia’s Involvement in the Syrian Crisis

Beatrice Walton, Harvard College, Strategizing Justice: NGOs in Russia and the Cases Against the Russian State Before the European Court of Human Rights, 1998 - 2010

Renee LeBaron, Wheaton College, Russia's Identity Crisis

Chair: Nina Tumarkin, Professor of History, Wellesley College; Center Associate, Davis Center

Exhibition Opening - 5:30-6:30 p.m. - CGIS South Concourse

From Berlin to Khiva: Student Photographers on Urban Eurasia

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.