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, March 8, 2021
12 to 2pm EST

This talk describes distinct challenges illiberal governance poses to women's rights, feminist civil society and emancipatory politics in the former Soviet bloc.

Professor, Department of Gender Studies, Central European University, Vienna, Austria; Doctor of Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Research Scholar, Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University

Monday, March 15, 2021
10 to 11am EDT

What do the protests in Russia suggest about Russian society, politics, and the state of Putin's power?

Professor, Political Philosophy, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences

Researcher, Public Sociology Laboratory, Center for Independent Social Research, St.Petersburg

Lecturer, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences

Digital Scholarship Curator, University of Pittsburgh; Host, SRB Podcast

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
12:30 to 1:45pm EDT

Explore the far-reaching impacts of Soviet dissidents, especially Andrei Sakharov and other leading activists, in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Ph.D. Candidate in Modern History, Humboldt University (Berlin)

Professor of International Law and International Relations, Institute for Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
12:30 to 1:45pm EDT

Based primarily on correspondence, this presentation will address some of the Vita Nova’s attempts to break through the Nazi propaganda machine.

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University

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

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
12:30 to 1:30pm EST

Ambassador Ron Prosor will address negotiations and conditions for diplomacy in the Middle East.

Head, Abba Eban Institute of International Diplomacy, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC)

Director, Negotiation Task Force; Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
12:30 to 2pm EST

This panel discussion on disinformation will present what happened in the past, what is happening now, and the best ways for Western governments to deal with it.

Professor and Senior Scholar, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland—College Park

Associate Professor of History, University of Gdańsk

Director, Cold War Studies Project

Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Santa Clara University

Friday, February 26, 2021
2 to 3:30pm EST

This session will cover the reception of the Black Lives Matter Movement in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.

Assistant Professor of Romani Studies, Chair of Romani Studies Program, and Academic Director of the Roma Graduate Preparation Program, Central European University, Budapest

Research Fellow, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge; Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology Law, Lund University

Professor and Director, Russian and East European Studies Program, Department of History, Seton Hall University

Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor, Department of History, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington

Professor of Russian, Russian Section Head, Coordinator for Interpretation Theory, Swarthmore College

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
3 to 4:15pm EST

During the Cold War, Soviet Jews had to make one of the most important decisions of their lives: to flee, or not to flee, the incoming German invasion.

Senior Lecturer, Israel Heritage Department, Ariel University

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
12:30 to 2pm EST

Analysis from a project aimed at gathering and analyzing declassified archival materials pertaining to the Cold War and Communist rule in the Balkans.

Professor of Modern History and former Director, Institute for Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Professor of International Law and International Relations, Institute for Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Director, Cold War Studies Project