Events

Working Together to End Violence against Women: The Experience of Russia and the US

March 05, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
A panel of Russian and American experts will discuss the issue of gender-based violence and the ways in which it can be addressed in various cultural contexts.

The Evolution of Ukrainian National Identity in the Crucible of Maidan and War

March 02, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Volodymyr Kulyk will examine the recent evolution of Ukrainian identity in terms of its content and salience. Looking at the impact of the Euromaidan protests and the subsequent military conflict in southeastern Ukraine, he will demonstrate the Ukrainians' greater democratic maturity on the one hand and increasing alienation from Russia on the other. In addition to changing preferences of the Ukrainian population as a whole, he will discuss continuity and change in regional divisions.

“Legacy of Soviet Dissent for Russia's Post-Soviet Generations”

February 24, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Many young Russians, whether politically active or indifferent, know little about the dissidents of the Soviet era. They don’t understand what motivated people of the time to speak out, why some dissidents decided to leave the country, or what was the significance of samizdat, the “self-published” writings and poetry that people passed around in secret at the time. The Voice of America launched a documentary series in 2013 featuring interviews, documents, and narration to tell the stories from this part of Russian history.

Revolution of Dignity Art Exhibit: Images from Ukraine's Maidan, 2013-2014

February 18, 2015 // 5:00pm7:00pm
Nearly 40 artworks will be displayed including pieces by Andriy Yermolenko, considered to be one of the most prominent painters of the Maidan, as well as Marian Luniv, Olena Golub, Oleksa Mann, Ivan Semesjuk, and artists from the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (MARI): Andriy Sydorenko, Glib Vysheslavsky, and Oksana Chepelyk. Replicas of works about the Maidan will be displayed for the first time in Washington, D.C. at the Wilson Center.

Geopolitical Gambits and Ordinary Citizens: Attitudes in South-East Ukraine and Crimea

February 13, 2015 // 11:30am12:30pm
This talk will presented the results of survey work conducted in December 2014 funded by the Political Science division of the National Science Foundation on evolving attitudes in conflict regions. The survey focuses on Southeast Ukraine (excluding the war zones of Donetsk and Luhansk) and Crimea, comparing attitudes towards Maidan, Russian actions, MH 17, Novorossiya, political actors, and NATO.
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Ukrainian Democracy After the Maidan: Threats and Opportunities

February 12, 2015 // 1:00pm5:00pm
The Global Europe Program is pleased to host the 10th Annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Workshop on Ukrainian Democracy After the Maidan featuring keynote remarks the 2014 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, Mustafa Nayyem, a journalist, democracy activist and Parliamentarian in Ukraine. Opening remarks will be provided by Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland.

Property Rights and Wrongs In Russia Today

February 11, 2015 // 3:30pm5:00pm
The protection of property rights remains one of the most contentious issues in present-day Russia. From historically weak ownership rights to unclear laws to the reliance on offshore accounts, Russian property rights consistently seem to be under threat. This panel discussed historical, legal, and political attempts to enforce property rights and why this issue continues to be so controversial today.

Russia's New Military Doctrine

February 06, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
One of the most anticipated documents of 2014, Russia’s new military doctrine, was signed into law on December 26th. Will it serve as the framework for Russia's adversarial relationship with the West, or a carefully crafted revision that offers opportunities for rapprochement? The participants examined changes in the doctrine, reviewed Russia's military actions in 2014, and provided perspectives on the evolving capabilities of Russia's armed forces.

U.S. Arms to Ukraine: Tilting the Balance?

February 05, 2015 // 2:00pm3:00pm
What would be the outcome of changing policy and sending military assistance to Ukraine? Would such a step help Ukraine resist the aggression or further escalate the war? How would it change America’s role in the conflict?
Webcast

Falling Oil Prices: Changing Implications for Global Producers

February 04, 2015 // 1:30pm4:15pm
As the price of oil continues to fall, the Wilson Center convened an expert global panel, assembled from Russia, Colombia, Canada, Iran, and Nigeria, to discuss the economic and political repercussions of depressed energy prices, as well as the effects of the lower prices on competitiveness and investment.

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