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Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution 2015-16

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Apr 15, 2015
Kennan Institute is pleased to announce the 2015 competition for the Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. more

Book Talk: "Gulag Town, Company Town Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta"

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March 25, 2015 // 4:00pm5:30pm
What was the relationship between the Gulag and Soviet society? What was the legacy of Stalin's massive system of forced labor? This talk will explore answers to these questions using the case of Vorkuta, one of the Soviet Union's most notorious prison camp complexes. more

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

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Mar 24, 2015
The exhibit is open to the public and can be viewed from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, from February 18-April 30, 2015 on the 5th floor of the Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. more

Book Talk: New Translation "Anna Karenina"

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March 23, 2015 // 2:00pm3:00pm
This talk explored the translation history of Anna Karenina, and the particular role played by Constance Garnett and Louise and Aylmer Maude in establishing Tolstoy’s reputation in the English-speaking world. This led to a discussion of some of the novel’s less well-known, but surprisingly revealing aspects, as seen from the grass-roots level of a contemporary translator, and, through a comparison of the fictional Anna with her real-life British contemporary Louise Jopling, a reconsideration of the novel’s relationship to the “woman question” in late 19th-century Russia. more

Debunked: Why There Won't Be Another Cold War

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Mar 20, 2015
"The declaration of a “New Cold War” has come too soon, and the label does not fit," writes Matthew Rojansky and Rachel Salzman. more

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