The End of the World as We Know It? Russia and Ukraine Confront and Challenge Change

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
colour image of Russia Ukraine protesters holding posters

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium (Room S010)

Twenty nineteen has not turned out as expected for the political elite in Russia and Ukraine. Local elections in Russia have triggered stubborn street protests set amidst falling living standards. In Ukraine, political neophyte and comedian Zelensky has been rapidly consolidating power—though whether he can resolve Ukraine’s numerous political, economic, and geopolitical problems remains to be seen. Join us as Harvard’s top specialists on Russia and Ukraine discuss contemporary developments in Eurasia and their import for the rest of the world.

Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

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Speaker(s)

Timothy Colton, Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Harvard University, and Serhii Plokhii, Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History and Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, in conversation with Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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