Assistant Professor, Department of History, Wesleyan University
VICTORIA SMOLKIN-ROTHROCK is Assistant Professor of Russian History at Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut). She completed her Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley in 2010. Her publications include: “The Confession of an Atheist Who Became a Scholar of Religion”: Nikolai Semenovich Gordienko’s Last Interview,” Kritika (Summer 2014), and “The Ti...
Opinion Page Editor, Vedomosti Daily, Russia
Professor of Russian and Soviet History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elizabeth A. Wood is Professor of Russian and Soviet History at MIT. She has published two monographs in Soviet History, The Baba and the Comrade: Gender and Politics in Revolutionary Russia (Indiana University Press, 1997) and Performing Justice: Agitation Trials in Early Soviet Russia (Cornell University Press, 2005). At MIT serves as co-director of the MIT-Russia Program, coordinator of Russian...
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus from 1994-1997 and to Georgia from 1998-2001
Ambassador (ret.) Kenneth Yalowitz served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer for 36 years and was twice an ambassador: to Belarus from 1994-1997; and Georgia from 1998-2001. He also served in Moscow (two tours), The Hague and the US Mission to NATO in Brussels. He was chosen for the Ambassador Robert Frasure award for peacemaking and conflict prevention in 2000 for his work preventing s...
Professor of Modern History of Ukraine, Ukrainian Catholic University
Oleksandr Zaytsev was born in 1964 in Lviv, Ukraine. He graduated from the History Faculty of the Ivan Franko Lviv State University in 1986. During 1987-2004 he worked at the Department of History, Ukrainian State University of Forestry and Wood Technology as a laboratory assistant, assistant lecturer, senior lecturer, and associate professor. Since 2004 — associate professor at the Departme...
Chair and Professor, Department of Modern and Contemporary History and International Relations, Udmurt State University, Russia
March 02, 2015 // 4:00pm — March 03, 2015 // 5:30pm
March 05, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
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