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

Thursday, February 11, 2021
4 to 5pm EST

Explore large polyptychs, where viewers are led across centuries of Russian history.

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

Friday, February 5, 2021
2 to 3:30pm EST

This session will cover new areas of research, focusing on Russian literature from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Russian Section, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College

Assistant Professor, Lafayette College

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Pittsburgh.

Thursday, February 4, 2021
12:30 to 1:30pm EST

Dr. Yevgenia Albats speaks with Christo Grozev about the poisoning of Alexey Navalny.

Lead Investigator, Bellingcat

Editor-in-Chief & CEO, The New Times

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
12:15 to 1:45pm EST

How did military and political events under Truman, Stalin, Mao, and Kim Il-sung interact to escalate the Korean War?

Senior Fellow in History and Public Policy (and Deputy Director Emeritus), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Director, Cold War Studies Project

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
10 to 11am EST

Will Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s promises of political reform come to pass after the elections on January 10, 2021?

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

Lawyer and Director, Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Director, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service

Director and Research Professor, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), The George Washington University