Davis Center/Harriman Institute A.M. Thesis Colloquium

Friday, April 13, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S354

The A.M. Thesis Colloquium presents the results of research done by second-year students in the REECA program at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, and the MARS-REERS program, Harriman Institute, Columbia University. A diverse range of topics will be covered in a series of 7-minute presentations.

Harvard / Davis Center

Kevin Doyle, "When Energy Policy Goes South: Examining Motivation in the Southern Gas Corridor"

Bota Iliyas
, "Post-Soviet Learning: An Analysis of Kyrgyzstan's Bill on Foreign Agents"

Christopher Jarmas
, "Informal Foundations, Formal Facades: Russia's Center-Periphery Relations Under Putin"

Judith Mazdra
, "Competing Ideologies, Fragile Care: HIV/AIDS and the Uncertain Fate of Social Healing in Kyrgyzstan"

Lucie Runia
, "Legal Terminology as a Repressive Instrument: Terminological Vagueness in Early Soviet and Contemporary Russian Law"

Vladislav Silayev
, "U.S. Economic Sanctions Policy towards Russia: Examining the Magnitsky Act"

Laura Tarbox
, "Their Own Roles: Women's Representation in the Kazakh Parliament"

Taylor Valley
, "Omnibalancing in Latin America: Explaining New Russian Engagement in Argentina, Nicaragua, and Venezuela"


Columbia / Harriman Institute

David Pruden
, "A New World Financial Order? The Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership and US Economic Hegemony since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis"

Andres Fernandez
, "Eastern Pivot: Hungary-Russia Relations Under Viktor Orbán"

William Persing
, "The Transit Trap: Ukrainian and Belarusian Responses to Russian Energy Policy"

Kerri Matulis
, "The Question of Universal Human Rights Norms: Securitizing Identity in the Soviet Union and Russia"

Jack Stein
, "The Russian Military Transformed: Crimea and Eastern Ukraine as Test Cases for the New Look, 2014-2015"

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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