Events

Are you looking to be in conversation with the world of Russian and Eurasian studies? You have come to the right place—pull up a seat.

All Davis Center events will occur virtually during 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, April 12, 2021
12:30 to 1:30pm EDT

A harrowing account of the Cuban missile crisis and how the US and USSR came to the brink of nuclear apocalypse.

Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History / Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute , Harvard University

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

Saturday, April 10, 2021
10am to 6:30pm EDT

In this exercise, you will take the role of international negotiators and mediators convening in Geneva to determine the future of Georgia once and for all.

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

Friday, April 9, 2021
1 to 3pm EDT

Join us for a dynamic series of student panels on Russian and Eurasian topics, featuring undergraduates from Harvard, Wellesley, and Wheaton Colleges.

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

Director, Imperiia Project / Lecturer on History, Harvard University

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
12:30 to 2pm EDT

An exploration of how Soviet history has been abused by the Russian authorities to promote Putin's vision of Russia as a great power on the world stage.

Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies,
Professor of History and Director of Russian Area Studies, Wellesley College

Professor of Modern History, European University of St. Petersburg (Russia)

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

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
12 to 1pm EDT

Two presentations explore the politics of sexuality and gender freedoms in Cold War Poland and Czechoslovakia.

Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies; Associate Professor, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw

Associate Professor of Sociology, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Professor of Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania