Upcoming Events

All Davis Center events will take place virtually for the spring 2021 semester. 

Upcoming

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
12:30 to 1:30pm EDT

During the Cold War, distribution of translated works about the pathologies of Soviet-style Communism helped the West in its political campaigns against Communism.

Independent Scholar and Translator

Director, Cold War Studies Project

Thursday, April 29, 2021
12:30 to 1:30pm EDT

How has environmental activism evolved in Russia over the last decade?

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stetson University

Executive Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies / Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Friday, April 30, 2021
9am to 4pm EDT

This conference aims to further complicate conventionally-held ideas about the late Soviet Union by looking at how exactly the post-Stalinist environment informed social practices and individual lives.

Ph.D. Candidate in History

Ph.D. Candidate in History

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
12 to 1:15pm EDT

Drawing on archival sources and memoirs from Russia and Austria, the speakers will review many aspects of the Soviet occupation of Austria from 1945 to 1955. 

Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on War's Consequences (Austria)

Professor of Modern History, University of Graz (Austria)

Professor of Economic History, University of Graz (Austria)

Professor of Modern History, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Director, Cold War Studies Project

Monday, May 17, 2021
12:30 to 2pm EDT

These two seminars bring together speakers to discuss Sakharov's life and work as well as his legacy in Russia today. 

Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies, Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, Stanford University

Human Rights Activist; Soviet-era Dissident and Red Square Protester

Associate Director, Major Gifts, Harvard Law School

Director, Cold War Studies Project

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
4 to 4:45pm EDT

How does Russia use these reserves to their political advantage in Europe and Eurasia? How does energy demand impact international relations in the region?

Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School / Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Outreach Director

Friday, May 21, 2021
12:30 to 2pm EDT

These two seminars bring together speakers to discuss Sakharov's life and work as well as his legacy in Russia today. 

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University

Alan Charles Kors Endowed Term Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Independent Scholar

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

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
3:30 to 5:30pm EDT

How does Russia use these reserves to their political advantage in Europe and Eurasia? How does energy demand impact international relations in the region?

Director, Negotiation Task Force; Lecturer on Government, Harvard University