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, February 22, 2021
12 to 1pm EST

Experiencing a downturn in its relations with the West, Iran is actively “looking to the East” to pursue stronger political and economic cooperation with China.

Ph.D. Candidate, Oxford University

Professor of Practice, Brandeis University

Senior Advisor, International Crisis Group

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

Communications Officer, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

Friday, February 19, 2021
2 to 3:30pm EST

Explore how communities are minoritized along racial lines and the challenges scholars encounter when attempting to bring race and intersectional analysis to bear.

Professor in 20th Century Central and Eastern European Biomedicine, Oxford Brookes University

Postdoctoral Associate, MacMillan Center, Yale University

Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs; Director, International Development Studies Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University

Associate Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Assistant Professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Assistant Professor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Wesleyan University

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
10 to 11am EST

By recalculating monetary flows to and from Tajikistan, it is possible to re-evaluate the implications for the Soviet Union’s development practices in Central Asia.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Liverpool John Moores University

Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
12:30 to 2pm EST

Through case studies from Poland and Yugoslavia to Denmark and Albania, Naimark recasts the early Cold War by focusing on Europeans’ fight to determine their future.

Robert and Florence McDonnel Professor of Eastern European Studies, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Deputy Director, Boltzmann Institute for the Study of War's Consequences (Austria)

Professor of Modern History, University of Zagreb

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences; Research Fellow, Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Research Fellow, Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Professor of History, George Washington University

Friday, February 12, 2021
2 to 3:30pm EST

This session will cover new areas of research, focusing on race, gender, and indigeneity in the American Arctic and Siberia.

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington

Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Manchester

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology