December 16, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Scholars and policymakers are increasingly attuned to the potential impact of migrants’ long-distance activism on politics and conflicts in their countries of origin. Sarah Garding will survey diaspora politics in post-communist Europe and Eurasia by highlighting the major mechanisms of long-distance political participation and the way in which diaspora activism reshapes domestic politics in the region’s countries of emigration.
December 09, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Since he rose to power over a decade ago, Russian President Putin has striven to reassert Russia as a great power. His recent initiative on Syria has put it back on center stage, at least in the Middle East. But Russia's slowing economic growth and a range of foreign policy challenges raise questions about its future as a great power. What does Putin's Russia need to do domestically and abroad to fulfill its great-power ambitions? And can it succeed?
December 03, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
The Kennan Institute and the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion with top experts and officials to analyze the results of the third summit of the Eastern Partnership in Vilnius.
December 02, 2013 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Despite months of intense wrangling between Kyiv and EU capitals, it is now highly unlikely that Ukraine will sign the EU association agreement during the November 28-29 European Union Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius. In this Ground Truth Briefing, we hear the analysis of prominent Ukrainian, Russian and German experts.
November 25, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Anastasia Grynko, post-doctoral fellow, Harriman Institute, discussed contemporary issues of journalist ethics and transparency, specifically how Ukrainian journalists interpret the various pressures and ethical challenges they confront in today’s media environment, and how they view their professional role in Ukraine.
November 18, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Victoria Zhuravleva presented her studies of American perceptions of Russia as a multi-leveled phenomenon. Her work is a rich distillation of primary sources, which provides a revealing glimpse at how American views of Russia have evolved and/or remained consistent over time.
November 12, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Galina Starovoitova was a Russian politician and ethnographer known for her work to protect ethnic minorities and promote democratic reforms in Russia. Nadia Diuk discussed how Starovoitova might view Russia today, from ethnic tensions to political developments.
November 07, 2013 // 6:00pm — 8:00pm
The 11th installment of the Contemporary Ukrainian Literature series, sponsored by the Kennan Institute and Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, featured writer Yuri Vynnychuk, author of The Tango of Death (“Танго смерті”). Mr. Vynnychuk’s book was named the BBC Ukrainian Book of the Year in 2012.
November 07, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz, former U.S. Ambassador to Georgia (1998-2001), served as an election monitor under the auspices of the National Democratic Institute. He commented on his evaluation of the 2013 Georgian Presidential election based on his on-the-ground observations. He was joined by Laura Jewett, Regional Director, Eurasia Programs, National Democratic Institute.
November 04, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
October 3, 1993, in Moscow was a beautiful autumn Sunday. It was also the day when domestic political debate collapsed into urban warfare. Confrontation over the drafting of a new constitution and a national referendum had boiled over, and tanks were out on the street in Moscow. Wayne Merry discussed his experiences as an embassy official in Moscow at the time, and the American policy response to the crisis.
Experts & Staff
- Matthew Rojansky // Director, Kennan Institute
- William E. Pomeranz // Deputy Director, Kennan Institute
- F. Joseph Dresen // Program Associate
- Mary Elizabeth Malinkin // Program Associate
- Mattison Brady // Program Assistant
- Blair A. Ruble // Director, Global Sustainability and Resilience Program, and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute