Russia and Eurasia Events
May 11, 2011 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
William Brumfield and Arthur George discussed the report "St. Petersburg, 1993-2003: The Dynamic Decade," and the status and future of the urban fabric of St. Petersburg.
The Politics of Memory in a Divided Society: A Comparison of Post-Franco Spain and Post-Soviet Ukraine
May 09, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Oxana Shevel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tufts University
May 04, 2011 // 5:30pm — 8:00pm
Blair A. Ruble, Director, Kennan Institute; Randy Bregman, Partner, Salans; William Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute; Yury Urnov, Director, "One Hour Eighteen"
May 03, 2011 // 10:00am — 5:30pm
The Kennan Institute and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation sponsored a one-day seminar to explore the role of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on the development of the rule of law in Russia.
May 02, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Four leading experts discussed the rule of law in Russia, with a focus on the legal reforms currently underway and how they impact U.S.-Russian relations, Russia’s democratic development and future economic prosperity. Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia continues to struggle with the implementation of the rule of law and President Dmitry Medvedev has made this his signature initiative, using it as a means to distinguish his presidency from that of his immediate predecessor, Vladimir Putin
May 02, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Terrell Starr, Independent Scholar, New York
Book Discussion: "Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope"
April 26, 2011 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Lisa C. Paul, Author and Attorney, Milwaukee, Wisc.
April 25, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Olga Kazmina, Professor, Department of Ethnology, Moscow State University; Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Department of Religion, Emory University; and Former Regional Exchange Scholar, Kennan Institute
April 21, 2011 // 4:30pm — 6:00pm
In discussing his new book, "Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams," Charles King, Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University and former Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Scholar, Kennan Institute, analyzed the vibrant city of Odessa, and the destruction of its Jewish population.
April 18, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Louise Shelley, University Professor, School of Public Policy and Director, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), George Mason University, and Former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute, discussed the business model of human trafficking from the former Soviet Union, as well as recent developments in all forms of human trafficking from and within the former USSR. This model, which Shelley termed "the natural resource model," shares many characteristics of Russian trade in other areas and was compared with trafficking from other regions of the world.