Insights

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.

To think as he did, that he could democratize the Soviet Union...to believe that he might be able to create a market economy...to believe all of these things required a tremendous amount of optimism.

"So it's these old ladies doing folk music over a techno beat. It’s exactly what it sounds like."

“A big part of post-Soviet life is...caution. By giving it images, I wanted to allow it to come forth out of the darkness...to give a sense of it being somewhat kept at bay.”

How do we make sense of the concepts of “diaspora” and “homeland” in a globalized world?

How has the iconic image of standing in line shaped Russian identity?