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.


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, October 22, 2020
12:30 to 1:30pm EDT

Examining contemporary Russia-China relations, assessments by Western scholars yield a wide variety of perspectives and conclusions.

Research Professor, China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI), Naval War College

Professor, Political Science and International Studies, Endicott College

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
10 to 11:15am EDT

The Kremlin has used arrest and imprisonment to suppress dissent. Now it appears that it is willing to use banned chemical weapons to silence prominent opposition figures. What does Alexei Navalny’s alleged poisoning tell us about the evolution of the regime in Russia?

Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Harvard University

Professor of Economics, SciencesPo; Research Fellow, Center for Economic Policy Research

Editor-in-Chief & CEO, The New Times

Friday, October 16, 2020
2 to 3:30pm EDT

Race in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Stanford University

Yale University

University of Konstanz

University of Pennsylvania

University of California-Berkeley

Thursday, October 15, 2020
9:30 to 10:30am EDT

Up to 10,000 individuals from post-Soviet Eurasia have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS in recent years. What will happen once they return to Central Asia?

International Security Fellow, Belfer Center

Project Component Manager, NGO “Barqaror Hayot”

Deputy Director, Center for Islamic Studies under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
12:30 to 1:45pm EDT

Professor Kan’s exploration of Goldenweiser’s widely scattered archive as well as his contributions as a public intellectual to various nonacademic periodicals.

Professor of Anthropology & Native American Studies, Dartmouth College

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