Transmission electron microscopic image of Covid-19

Interventions in complex systems require both smart action and strategic patience. Here are three key insights from negotiation research to promote sound decisions in times of immense pressure and uncertainty.

Widener Library

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak many publishers and vendors are making some or all of their content freely available.

Mural showing smiling girl on side of brick building

When we at the Davis Center were laying out our 2020 calendar, making sure to include all Central Asian public holidays, U.S. public holidays, and Harvard dates, we couldn’t imagine the year would unfold like this...

Female doctor examining female patient with stethoscope

We live in bewildering times. What seems paranoid one day reveals itself to underestimate danger the next.

Ia Tserodze

As political unrest broke out in Georgia last year, Ia Tserodze was frustrated that she could not fulfill her desire to be an active citizen from abroad. Here's what she did about it.

Energy image

Senior fellow Aurélie Bros and Energy Project associate Thierry Bros argue that the European Union should ban coal and set a maximum level on methane emissions from upstream gas production instead of imposing the proposed carbon tax border.

smoking cinderella

The Davis Center Library recently digitized its Soviet Information Bureau Photograph Collection. These nearly 5,800 black-and-white photographs provide a stunning visual record of daily life, culture, and politics at the start of the Cold War.

Nargis Kassenova headshot

"Behind the façade of strategic good neighbourliness, there are tensions and potential cracks," writes Senior Fellow Nargis Kassenova of Kazakhstan's relations with Russia and China. Read the latest Chatham House report, "Kazakhstan: Tested by Transition."

Page from USSR in Constitution

Angela Wheeler, a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Design, is creating the first English-language guide to Tbilisi’s buildings and history since the collapse of the USSR.

70th photo collage

Anyone who studies Russia and Eurasia knows that a lot can happen in seventy years. As we gathered to mark the 70th anniversary of the Davis Center, alumni and friends shared stories of how they got interested in the region and how studying at Harvard changed their lives.


energy project

Senior Fellow Aurélie Bros and Energy Project Associate Thierry Bros coauthored a recent open letter to Ursula von der Leyen, president-elect of the European Commission.

Malik Dahlan

Prof. Dr. Malik R. Dahlan, Senior Mediation Fellow with the Negotiation Task Force, joined us for a conversation about the changing role of mediation in international politics and opportunities for bringing innovative techniques to the field.

Photo of authors

Researchers from the Davis Center’s Negotiation Task Force have published a new Harvard case study examining the peace process in Western Sahara, one of the world’s most protracted conflicts.

Bayara Aroutunova Manusevitch, formerly of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, died at home in Belmont, Massachusetts, on March 12, 2019, at the age of 102.

Female deputies representing the Uzbek Republic at an elected council session

This International Women's Day, the Davis Center commemorates the Soviet “liberation" of Central Asia's women with a web exhibit of images documenting the radical cultural and economic shifts that were transforming Central Asia in the postwar era.

Humanities Study Group on red background

The Davis Center is delighted to announce a new addition to our lineup of public events: the Humanities Study Group.

Flag collage

If you've spent time at the Davis Center recently, you may have noticed a pair of weathered flags hanging on the wall: one Russian, one American, tied in a knot at the corner. 

Collage of resources for teaching U.S.-Russia Relations

Keeping track of the ups and downs in the U.S.-Russia relationship is hard enough these days. For teachers, understanding the news is not enough. They must also find ways to make current events meaningful to their students.

CURRENT timeline

This fall, the Davis Center celebrated its 70th anniversary with a weekend of panels that brought together alumni, current students, faculty and others for discussions on a wide range of topics concerning Russia and Eurasia. 

Teachers doing activity at table during workshop

How can teachers advance learning for youth who think and play, and increasingly live, online?