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All Davis Center events will occur virtually during the Spring 2021 semester.


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

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

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

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

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

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