Mikhail Mal’tsev, "Contemporary Provincial Life: Culture, Initiatives, Volunteer Work”
RSW Public Lecture: “Piotrovskii Independent Bookstores: Engaging with Books, Ideas, and People in Provincial Russia”-
Mikhail Mal’tsev will speak about the Piotrovskii independent bookstore concern that he directs in the provincial Russian cities of Perm’ and Ekaterinburg. Unlike typical chain bookstores, Piotrovskii specializes in less commonly circulated non-fiction books.
Nikita Savin, "Media and public opinion in post-Crimean Russia”The annexation of Crimea preceded a dramatic rise in the domestic popularity of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Despite growing economic difficulties, both independent and pro-government polls suggested support at a level of 86-93% among the Russian citizenry. This talk addresses the relationship of approval ratings to media consumption, genuine political preferences and regime legitimacy in contemporary Russia.
Please join us for a talk with Yulia Kleiman, Senior Lecturer at the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts and Chief Editor of the cultural journal Petersburg Theatergoer. In this talk, Dr. Kleiman will bring insight to the contemporary Russian Theatre in the context of Western theatre tradition, and explore the following questions: What are the origins of Russian Theatre art? What are modern theatre trends?
Как мэры теряют свои посты в современной России: пример Петрозаводска/ How Russian Mayors Lose Their Offices: The Case of PetrozavodskIn his presentation, Mikhail Turchenko will outline the causal mechanism which resulted in the recall of popularly elected Petrozavodsk city mayor Galina Shirshina in 2015.
RSW Public Lecture: "The UN Sustainable Development Goals, Cohort 2030, and the Crisis in Human Rights: A Way Forward"-
In September 2015, 193 countries adopted ambitious global goals for human development called the Sustainable Development Goals.” Ambassador Sarah Mendelson will discuss how these goals represent paradigm shift in development, and their implications for advancing human rights. She will focus on the role of "Cohort 2030," the generation born between 1980 and 2000 that the most to gain or lose from how these goals are implemented and can help demand and deliver them. She will offer specific recommendations based on her experience as a policy entrepreneur serving in the Obama administration.
The author of Russian Citizenship: From Empire to Soviet Union (Harvard University Press, 2012) and Nationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign Against Enemy Aliens during World War I (Harvard University Press, 2003), Professor Lohr will discuss the main findings of his research on the history of Russian citizenship and migration policies and practices, arguing that the current situation has brought a deeply rooted historical dilemma to the fore.
ASEEES Indiana University Alumni Reception
ASEEES Roundtable "Bridging the Policy Divide: Lessons from Five Experts on Linking Scholarship and Policy"
Professor Klepikova will address the situation of mentally disabled people, especially those with congenital intellectual and development disabilities, who live in long-term residential institutions in present-day Russia.
RSW Public Lecture: "Death to Old Laws and Old Servants: The Legal Clash between Patriarch Tikhon and the Soviet State in Bolshevik Russia, 1922-1923"-
RSW post-doctoral scholar Francesca Silano, Ph.D. On 5 May 1922, Patriarch Tikhon, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was called before the Moscow Revolutionary Tribunal for having written a message that cited Church law prohibiting the collection of the Church’s sacred vessels to feed millions suffering from famine.
Dr. Zhanna Chernova will present the results of her research on the organization of orphan care in contemporary Russia, focusing primarily on the manner in which foster parents construct their status and the cultural models they use to interpret the concept of foster parenting, whether as personalized care based on love or as a form of compensated employment. Dr. Chernova will also talk about the benefits and risks that attend the professionalization of foster parenting, an important aspect of current Russian policy directed toward the deinstitutionalization of orphan care.