PhD Student Russianists at IU: Interdisciplinary Research and Funding Roundtable
Telebridge Discussion: "Russian Soft and Sharp Power in Central Eastern Europe: Success and/or Failure?"-
Péter Krekó will discuss findings from his forthcoming piece on Russian soft and sharp power in Central Eastern Europe.
Valerii Nechai, Higher School of Economics (Moscow): "На службе общества и... автократов: Как свободные медиа помогают авторитарным режимам выживать/
Serving the Public and... Autocrats: How Free Media Promote the Survival of Authoritarian Regimes"
Sociology Professor Anna Sanina of HSE St. Petersburg: “Historic and Novel Elements of Patriotic Education in Contemporary Russia”
RSW Public Lecture: "Environmental Challenges, Policies, and Grass-roots Campaigns in Today’s Russia"-
Visiting environmental journalist Angelina Davydova will speak about environmental problems and challenges in Russia, the policies to tackle them, and the civil society initiatives and movements that have grown to face them.
Ivan Kurilla, European University St. Petersburg: "Прошлое в настоящем, или Борьба за историю в современной России/Past in the Present or The Battle over History in Contemporary Russia"
Ivan Kurilla: “Frenemies: US-Russian Relations from a Historical Perspective”
Film Screening: “Inverso Mundus”
Dr. Claire Kaiser: "Expulsion and the Postwar Experience in the Caucasus." At the dawn of the Cold War, a series of operations took place in the Caucasus that expelled minority groups to Siberia and Central Asia. This talk will discuss these postwar expulsions from Georgia in a comparative framework in order to understand how a Soviet tool of imperial population management could just as much be an instrument of nation-building and national homogenization at the local level.
AES+F is an artist collective of four Russian artists: Tatiana Arzamasova (1955), Lev Evzovich (1958), Evgeny Svyatsky (1957), and Vladimir Fridkes (1956). Deploying a sophisticated, poetic dialogue among sculpture, painting, drawing and architecture, and plumbing the depths of art history and other cultural canons, AES+F’s grand visual narratives explore the values, vices and conflicts of contemporary culture in the global sphere.
Visiting scholar Angelina Kozlovskay, a PhD student at the European University-St. Petersburg, will discuss her research in anthropology "Между игрой и реальностью: детские сверхъестественные верования в цифровую эпоху/Between Play and Reality: Children’s Supernatural Beliefs in the Digital Age."
"Challenges from Below: Dynamics of Contention in Putin’s Russia"Andrei Semenov, Associate Research Scholar at Yale University (2018-19), is a political scientist focusing on contentious, electoral, and party politics in contemporary Russia.
Marina Berezhnaya. of St. Petersburg State University: "Профессиональная идеология ускользающей профессии/Professional Ideology for an Elusive Profession"