Visiting Scholar Colloquium on Russian and Eurasian Studies

Special Event
Event Format
In person
Belfer Case Study Room (S020) CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street

From Georgian history to migration in Central and Eastern Europe, from feminism and informal governance in Russia to the impact of Western education in Kazakhstan, visiting scholars and fellows at the Davis Center work on a diverse range of research. Join us for an afternoon of panels and discussion as six of the Davis Center’s current visitors present on the work they’ve been doing during their stay.

Refreshments will be provided, and there will be a reception following the colloquium.

SESSION 1 : 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  

Megi Kartsivadze: Stalin's Cult in Georgian Colors: Stalinist History Textbooks, Press, Mass Culture, and the Emergence of Georgian Stalinism  

Beka Kobakhidze: Applicability of Wilsonian Liberal Internationalism: When the United States First Met Georgia (1918-1921)  

Moderator: Stephen Jones 

SESSION 2: 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm   

Galina Miazhevich: "I Am Not a Feminist, but…": What is Russian Feminism?

Moderator: Rochelle Ruthchild

Coffee break: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

SESSION 3: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm  

Jakub Isanski: Enhancing Immigrants’ Well-Being Through Adaptive Practices for Future Capacity Building on a Cross-National Basis  

Moderator: Oxana Shevel 

SESSION 4: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  

Piotr Majda: Deciphering the Workings of Sistema in Russian Regions: Informal Governance in Sverdlovsk Oblast  

Malika Toqmadi: Great Expectations: Do Western-Educated Elites Bring Change in Authoritarian Regimes?  

Moderator: Khasan Redjaboev 


The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 617-495-4037 or in advance of your participation or visit. Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance if possible. Please note that the Davis Center will make every effort to secure services but that services are subject to availability.