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

Friday, January 8, 2021
9:30 to 10:30am EST

Given many Kyrgyz citizens question the legitimacy of the upcoming vote, how will society react? 

Professor of the Practice, Global Studies and International Relations, Northeastern University

Associate Research Fellow, OSCE Academy, Bishkek

Activist, Center for Support of International Protection and T-Media

Journalist, RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Thursday, December 10, 2020
12:30 to 1:30pm EST

What role does Russia play in the Southern Caucasus and on the eastern frontiers of Europe, and to what end?

Russia and Eastern Europe editor, The Economist

Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University, Washington D.C.

Editor-in-Chief & CEO, The New Times

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
4 to 5pm EST

Join us for a wide-reaching, long-looking, spirit-warming conversation and mini-concert as we prepare for this strangest of holiday seasons.

Author and Singer

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

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
4pm to Tuesday, December 15, 2020
4pm EST

Join Kelly O'Neill to discover how the Russian Empire looked, sounded, tasted, and smelled on the eve of collapse.

Director, Imperiia Project / Lecturer on History, Harvard University

Outreach Director

Monday, December 7, 2020
9:30 to 10:30am EST

Eighteen months into the Tokayev presidency, what has happened to his proposed reform agenda, and what is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on progress?

Founder and Editor, Vlast.kz

Managing Partner, Visor Kazakhstan

Director and Founder, Public Policy Research Center

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

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace