Writing. Convening. Teaching. Training. Modeling. Experimenting. Engaging. Across time zones and international boundaries, members of our community are at work. Our “Insights” gallery is a multimedia guide to intellectual life at the Davis Center.

"In light of Georgian CSOs’ successful March 2023 protests and the U.S. State Department’s recent decision to sanction four Georgian judges, the 2021 amendments are worth revisiting," writes Seth Myers.

At the Davis Center’s inaugural Graduate Student Conference on Central Asia, emerging scholars shared their research about the region’s history, culture, and socio-political transformations.

The Davis Center remembers our friend and colleague Padma Desai (1931-2023).

"More Russians have died in Ukraine than in all wars the country has fought since 1945 combined. But escalating repression and a culture of helpless disengagement have kept support for the war high," writes Sasha de Vogel.

Andrei Yakovlev thinks we need to develop a new socio-political and economic model for Russia after Putin.

The moment is ripe for the Central Asian governments to develop a strategic vision and reach formal agreements on energy, water, and climate at a regional level. What will that take?

What did it mean to be both Georgian and Soviet? Claire Kaiser's new book examines exactly this question.

Yasha Klots founded Tamizdat Project, a nonprofit public scholarship and charity initiative devoted to the study of banned books from the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War.