The annual Undergraduate Colloquium on Russian and Eurasian Studies, made possible with the support of the Davis family, showcases multidisciplinary research by students from Harvard, Wellesley, and Wheaton Colleges.
The 19th Undergraduate Colloquium took place on April 11, 2014, at the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South Building, Concourse level, Belfer Case Study Room (S020).
Program of Events
Opening Remarks - 1:45-2:00 p.m.
Panel I - 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Emma Farrow, Wellesley College, Catherine's Enlightenment: Enlightenment Thought and the French Revolution in Eighteenth Century Russia
Floriane Murphy Borel, Wheaton College, "Normative power Europe?” Assessing the impact of European integration on the Kremlin’s influence over post-Soviet states
Allison Gofman, Harvard College, Political Identification of the Children of Russian-Speaking Jewish Immigrants in the United States
Nicholas Cicchinelli, Wheaton College, Putin's Propaganda Ban & the Struggle of Russian Civil Society
Chair: Jeanne Wilson, Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of Russian Studies and Department Chair, Wheaton College; Center Associate, Davis Center
Panel II - 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Thomas Crane, Wheaton College, The Surreal World of Gogol and Lewis Carroll
Sophie Kerwin, Wellesley College, The Tree in the Forest: The Individual and the Whole in Fathers and Children
Rosetta M. Berger, Wheaton College, Closed-Syllable Constraints and Vowel Harmony in Proto-Russian Loanwords
George Pocheptsov, Harvard College, Traces of Oblomov's Utopia: Applying Methods in Text Mining to Track and Critically Analyze the Thematic, Aesthetic and Linguistic Features of the Dream in the Rest of the Novel
Chair: Jonathan Bolton, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Davis Center
Panel III - 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Akanksha Sharma, Harvard College, The Politics of HIV/AIDS in Russia: A Case Study in the GLOBUS Project (2003-2014)
Maria Smerkovich, Wheaton College, Not-So-Strange Bedfellows: Explaining Russia’s Involvement in the Syrian Crisis
Beatrice Walton, Harvard College, Strategizing Justice: NGOs in Russia and the Cases Against the Russian State Before the European Court of Human Rights, 1998 - 2010
Renee LeBaron, Wheaton College, Russia's Identity Crisis
Chair: Nina Tumarkin, Professor of History, Wellesley College; Center Associate, Davis Center
Exhibition Opening - 5:30-6:30 p.m. - CGIS South Concourse
From Berlin to Khiva: Student Photographers on Urban Eurasia