Soviet Union Events

Webcast

The Soviet Bloc as a Project of Globalization

April 21, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Cold War International History Project
During a discussion held at the Wilson Center, Elidor Mëhilli argued that economic cooperation within the Soviet bloc should be viewed as a project of globalization characterized by intellectual and technical exchanges and implicit competition with the west. Mëhilli, a doctoral candidate in European and Eurasian history at Princeton University, focused on Albania, calling the small country in Southeast Europe an important laboratory for the "socialist experiment" and a useful case study to understand the nature of socialist exchange.

Off-site Event: The World Youth Democracy Forum for D.C.-Area Students

December 03, 2010 // 9:00am11:30am
History and Public Policy Program
The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University and the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award at the Woodrow Wilson Center co-hosted the 2010 World Youth Democracy Forum for DC-Area Students. The Forum featured the 2010 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner, Oleg Kozlovsky of Russia.
Webcast

The Sixth Annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

December 02, 2010 // 1:00pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Oleg Kozlovsky, a political activist and co-founder of Solidarnost, United Democratic Movement in Russia, received the 2010 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award on Thursday on 2 December at the Woodrow Wilson Center, as part of a two-panel workshop featuring a round-table discussion After the "Reset:" U.S. and European Approaches to Russia and a keynote address Democracy: New Tools for the Struggle.

China, the Third World, and the Cold War

November 05, 2010 // 9:00amNovember 07, 2010 // 10:45am
Cold War International History Project
Organized by East China Normal University's Cold War Studies Center, CWIHP and the Cold War History Project at Cornell University, the conference features papers from many of the world's top experts on Chinese Cold War history.
Webcast

Democracy as a Challenge - The 2007 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture, with Anatoli Mikhailov

November 15, 2007 // 3:00pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
On November 15, 2007, the Woodrow Wilson Center co-hosted the third annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture in collaboration with the Ratiu Family Foundation and the Ratiu Democracy Center. The recipient of this year's award, Dr. Anatoli Mikhailov, Rector of the European Humanities University, currently in exile in Vilnius, Lithuania delivered a speech on Democracy as a Challenge. An introduction by former ambassador to Belarus, David Swartz, preceded Professor Mikhailov's address.

Documenting the Effects of Communism 15 Years after the Collapse of the USSR

February 09, 2007 // 1:00pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
co-sponsored by the Joint Baltic American National Committee

Nikita Khrushchev and the End of the Soviet Bloc: The Impact of the Secret Speech on East Central Europe

March 01, 2006 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
Charles Gati, European Studies Professor and Foreign Policy Institute Fellow, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies,Vladimir Tismaneanu, Professor of Political Science, University of Maryland

Election Observation Missions - Making Them Count

April 29, 2005 // 8:15am1:15pm
Africa Program
This conference examined recent history and trends in elections observation around the world, including steps for the future, with experts on elections in Africa, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union in order to develop a practice of effective follow-up on the recommendations of election observation missions.

The Aarhus Convention Test: Environmentalists and Freedom of Information in Post-Soviet States

April 19, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
At a recent Kennan Institute talk, Visiting Scholar Tatiana R. Zaharchenko argues that environmental activism may be a key to increased transparency and democracy in the post-Soviet states.

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