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 communist colonialism and security in Central Asia and the Caucasus to memory in visual art and Chinese-Russian contention in the Arctic, visiting scholars and fellows use their time at the Davis Center to further a wide range of research. Join us for an afternoon of panels and discussion as six of our current visitors present on the work they’ve been doing at Harvard.

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

SESSION 1: 12:00 pm – 12:35 pm
Khasan RedjaboevState Building through Labor Mobilization - Evidence from the Soviet Government's 13 Million Words
Discussant: Terry Martin

SESSION 2: 12:40 pm – 1:15 pm
Dana Masalimova: The Middle Corridor: Implications for Regional Cooperation and Security in Central Asia
Discussant: Nargis Kassenova

SESSION 3: 1:20 pm – 2:00 pm 
Chia-Yun Po: The Reinstatement of Soviet Law and Russia-China Split in the Arctic
Discussant: Mark Kramer

SESSION 4: 2:15 pm – 2:50 pm
Ewa Sulek: Catastrophic Interference: exploring memories through visual art
Discussant: Michał Matejko

SESSION 5: 2:55 pm – 4:00 pm
Natia Chankvetadze, An Agency-Based Model of Peacebuilding: How Local Practitioners Co-Produce Knowledge in the Context of Georgia’s Protracted Conflicts
Malkhaz Toria, Between Dual Colonizing Centers: History Production, Cultural Memory, and Ethnic Exclusion in the Breakaway Abkhazia Region of Georgia
Discussant: Stephen Jones


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.