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

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
9:30 to 10:30am EDT

This roundtable will discuss the drivers of the conflict between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, as well as dynamics and prospects for the future relations development.

Senior Research Scientist, CNA

Co-founder and President, Crossroads Central Asia

Independent Researcher

Visiting Professor, James Madison College, Michigan State University; Professor Emerita, Colgate University

Senior Fellow, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

President & CEO, The Oxus Society

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

Thursday, May 20, 2021
9 to 10am EDT

The Program on Central Asia invites you to the launch of Caspiana: Digital Toolbox for Students and Scholars of Central Asia and South Caucasus, a website created to facilitate research on the fascinating regions spreading east and west of the Caspian Sea.

Senior Fellow, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

A.M. Candidate in Regional Studies–REECA

Managing Editor, Eurasianet

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
4:15 to 6pm EDT

Ellendea Proffer Teasley offers much previously unknown material about the great poet’s life in Leningrad, his leaving Russia and his career in the New World.

Author; Co-founder, Ardis Publishers and Russian Literature Triquarterly

Director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at the Davis Center / Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
4:15 to 6pm EDT

Russian Jews made a fascinating contribution to the political life of Italy, to its culture, literature and the arts during a turbulent period of history.

Professor of Slavic Studies, Pisa University

Professor of Russian Emeritus, Amherst College

Director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at the Davis Center / Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
4:15 to 6pm EST

Ellen G. Friedman’s presentation centers on the largely unknown story of Polish Jews who were saved from Hitler by Stalin.

Professor, The College of New Jersey

Associate Director, Major Gifts, Harvard Law School

Director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at the Davis Center / Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
4:15 to 6pm EST

Jeffrey Veidlinger presents some of the latest research on the anti-Jewish violence that accompanied the Russian revolution and ensuing Civil War in Ukraine.

Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, University of Michigan

Visiting Research Associate, Tauber Institute for the Study of East European Jewry, Brandeis University

Director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at the Davis Center / Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
4:15 to 6pm EDT

In the world where globalism and cultural neonativism converge, literature reveals new possibilities of expression.

Professor of the Department of Literature of the Jewish People, Bar-Ilan University

Director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at the Davis Center / Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College