Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Events Archive

IERES hosts a variety of events, including brown bag lectures by faculty, students, visiting scholars and invited experts on their research and/or contemporary developments concerning Europe and Eurasia; talks by US and foreign governmental officials; panel discussions; small workshops; large conferences; and movie screenings and discussions.

Please select an event below for more information.

 

2014

Politics, Religion and Conflict Online in Central Asia
Wednesday, July 9, 4:00-6:00

Reassessing the Water Energy Nexus in Central Asia: The Third Central Asia Fellowship Seminar
Tuesday, June 24, 4:30-7:00

Myth and Rhetoric of the Turkish Model: Changing Notions of Marginality in Turkey
Friday, May 30, 3:00-4:30

Film Screening: The Light Thief
Thursday, May 15, 6:30-8:30

Social Media and the Online Debate in Central Asia
Tuesday, May 20, 4:00-6:00

Two Decades of Transition in Georgia: Facilitators and Hindrances in the Foreign Dimension
Wednesday, May 14, 4:00-5:00

Regional Differences in Individual Risk Attitudes in Ukraine
Monday, May 12, 4:00-5:00

Nation-Building in Saakashvili's Georgia: Evidence from a Matched-Guise Experiment
Thursday, May 8, 4:00-5:00

The Role of Infrastructure in Migrants' Integration and City Space Transformation: The Case of "Ethnic" Cafes in Moscow
Wednesday, May 7, 4:00-5:00

The Stop Fake Movement in Ukraine: Civic Media Initiatives and The Role of Journalism Education in Developing Democracies
Tuesday, May 6, 4:00-5:00

Revolution and Art in the Kyrgyz Republic
Thursday, May 1, 4:00-6:00

Post-2014 Afghanistan: The U.S. Military Exit and Political Stability
Friday, April 25, 3:00-4:30

Film Screening: Tulpan
Thursday, April 24, 6:30-8:30

Soviet and Russian Environmental Practices
Thursday, April 24, 4:00-5:00

Turkmenistan: Evolutions and Permanence
Wednesday, April 23, 4:00-5:30

Hollywood Exiles in Europe: The Blacklist and Cold War Historiography
Monday, April 21, 4:00-5:00

Youth in Kazakhstan: Societal Changes, Challenges and Opportunities
Monday, April 21, 9:00-6:30

Ukrainian Regionalism: A View from the East
Thursday, April 17, 4:00-5:00

Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity
Thursday, April 17, 12:00-1:30

Security Challenges and Scenarios for Central Asia
Wednesday, April 16, 4:00-5:30

Crimea & Beyond: Security Implications for Romania, Moldova, and Transnistria
Wednesday, April 16, 12:00-1:00

The Ukrainian Economy: After 20 Years of Underperformance, What Comes Next?
Tuesday, April 15, 4:00-5:00

Religious Parity or Gender Parity? Muslim Political Representation and Questions of Inclusion in Europe
Friday, April 11, 12:00-1:30

Franchising as a Tool for Promoting European Standards beyond the European Union
Thursday, April 10, 4:00-5:00

The East German 'Stasi' and Vietnam Between 'Fraternal Solidarity' and Distrust
Tuesday, April 8, 12:30-1:45

The Struggle for Human Rights and Democracy in Russia and Russians Abroad
Friday, April 4, 12:00-1:00

Greenland and the Challenges of the Arctic
Thursday, April 3, 4:00-5:00

Diversified Development: Making the Most of Natural Resources in Eurasia
Wednesday, April 2, 4:00-5:30

Going Viral - How Young People Are Shaping the Ukrainian Revolution
Tuesday, April 1, 4:00-5:30

Polar Peoples: Migration and Population Change in the Arctic
Friday, March 28, 4:00-5:30

Power and Muslim "Orthodoxy" in Kyrgyzstan
Thursday, March 27, 4:00-5:00

Shevchenko on the Maidan: Ukraine's Past, Present, and Future
Wednesday, March 26, 4:00-5:00

Are US Strategic Interests in Azerbaijan at Risk?
Tuesday, March 25, 4:00-5:30

Crisis in the Crimea: Implications for Ukraine, Russia, and the West
Friday, March 21, 3:30-5:30

International Water Day
Friday, March 21, 9:00-11:00

Film Screening: The Orator
Thursday, March 20, 6:30-8:30

Bottom-up Secularism in the Top-down States of Eurasia
Thursday, March 20, 12:30-2:00

Russian Rock Music Today
Tuesday, March 18, 4:00-5:00

Explaining the Latest Developments in Ukraine
Friday, March 14, 12:00-1:00

The Unique Role of the American University of Central Asia
Wednesday, March 12, 4:30-7:00

Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power: Self-Imagination in a Young Ukrainian Nation
Thursday, March 6, 4:00-5:00

Turkey in Crisis? Transformations of the State and Civil Society
Thursday, March 6, 4:00-5:30

Is There a Local Knowledge Advantage in Federations? The 2010 Russian Forest Fires as a Natural Experiment
Tuesday, March 4, 4:00-5:00

Azerbaijani Migration to the United States
Thursday, February 27, 4:00-5:00

Towards a World Without Nuclear Weapons Testing
Wednesday, February 26, 12:30-2:00

Ongoing Political Unrest in Bosnia: Drivers of Change and Future Implications
Tuesday, February 25, 4:00-5:30

Central Asia Security Workshop
Monday, February 24, 8:30-5:15

Film Screening: Luna Papa
Thursday, February 20, 6:30-8:30

A Conversation with the Ambassador of Moldova to the U.S. Igor Munteanu
Thursday, February 20, 12:00-2:00

Environment, Human Rights, and Oil Development in Turkmenistan
Tuesday, February 11, 4:30-6:00

The Moral Sociology of the State: Thoughts About the Eurozone Crisis
Friday, February 7, 12:30-2:00

Russia's Arctic Strategies and the Future of the Far North
Thursday, February 6, 4:00-5:00

Addressing Soft Security Challenges in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
Tuesday, February 4, 8:30-4:30

In Memoriam: Eurasia's Future and the role of the United States
Friday, January 31, 2:30-4:00

The Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania Between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure
Thursday, January 30, 4:00-5:00

Breaking the News: The Role of Authoritarian State-Run Media
Tuesday, January 28, 4:00-5:30

The EU's Eastern Neighbors: Comparing Ukraine and Moldova
Tuesday, January 28, 12:00-1:00

Film Screening: Daughter-in-law
Thursday, January 23, 6:30-8:30

Opening Event - Visions of Uzbekistan: A Visual Exploration
Thursday, January 16, 4:00

The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Our Northern Future
Thursday, January 16, 1:00-2:30

2013

The Second Central Asia Fellowship Seminar
Monday, December 16, 4:00-6:30

Weapons of the Meek: How Religious Groups Influence Democratic Politics
Friday, December 13, 1:00-2:30

Film Screening: White Mountains
Thursday, December 12, 6:30-8:30

State-Business Relations in Russia: What Accounts for Regional Variation?
Thursday, December 12, 4:00-5:00

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Bridging the Gap between Science and Policymaking
Friday, December 6, 4:00-5:00

The World Youth Democracy Forum Meeting with 2013 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner Dr. Angela Kocze
Friday, December 6, 11:00-12:30

Pavlo Lazarenko and the Current Political Situation in Ukraine
Tuesday, November 19, 4:00-5:00

Debating Social Issues and Civil Society in Kazakhstan
Monday, November 18, 4:30-6:00

Foreign Policy Doctrine and the Actions of Uzbekistan
Friday, November 15, 12:30-2:00

Film Screening: You Are Not An Orphan
Thursday, November 14, 6:30-8:30

Terrorism and Insurgency in the North Caucasus and the Russian Response
Thursday, November 14, 4:00-5:00

Central Asia, Iran, and the Nuclear Landscape in Asia
Thursday, November 14, 9:00-4:00

Incongruent Strategies: Engagements with Humor and Identity in Contemporary Azerbaijani Art
Wednesday, November 13, 4:00-5:00

Environmental Crime and Corruption in Russia
Tuesday, November 12, 4:00-5:00

US-Russia Security Program
Monday, November 11-Friday, November 15

Crisis in the European Periphery
Wednesday, November 6, 5:30-7:00

Kazakh Culture: Legacies and Innovations
Wednesday, November 6, 9:00-6:00

Tajik Presidential Elections
Thursday, October 31, 12:00-1:30

Georgia After Presidential Elections: Is a Consolidated Democracy in Reach?
Tuesday, October 29, 4:00-5:00

The Widespread Use of Torture in Kyrgyzstan
Thursday, October 24, 4:00-5:00

A Situational Analysis of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games
Tuesday, October 22, 4:00-5:00

The Family Business: Turkmenistan's Economy Starts to Look Like its Neighbors
Wednesday, October 16, 4:30-6:00

Beyond Pakistan: New Delhi's Policy Toward Afghanistan and Central Asia
Thursday, October 17, 12:30-1:45

Film Screening: The Story of the Weeping Camel
Thursday, October 17, 6:30-8:30

Law and the Eurozone Crisis
Friday, October 11, 12:00-1:30

Do Europeans Do It Better? Internet Privacy Protection in the EU and the US
Thursday, October 10, 4:00-5:00

Studying Central Asia: Looking at the Merits of 'Eavesdropping'
Monday, October 7, 4:30-6:00

The Need for Global Public Policy in the 21st Century
Thursday, October 3, 12:00-2:00

Challenging American Hegemony: General de Gaulle's Foreign Policy, 1963-68
Wednesday, October 2, 4:00-5:00

Women and Water in South and Central Asia: Building a Sustainable Future
Tuesday, October 1, 9:00-5:00

Putin vs. Civil Society
Monday, September 30, 12:00-2:00

Whither Germany? Reflections on the German Election and its Consequences for Europe
Friday, September 27, 12:00-1:30

Much Ado About Nothing? Transnational Civil Society, Consumer Protection and Financial Regulatory Reform
Thursday, September 26, 4:00-5:00

PONARS Eurasia Annual Policy Conference
Monday, September 23, 8:45-5:30
Tuesday, September 24, 9:00-1:15

Mistakes and Challenges that European and Russian IT Companies Face in the US Market
Tuesday, September 17, 5:30-6:30

Looking Ahead: US-Central Eurasia Security Relations
Thursday, September 12, 4:00-5:30

Reset the Reset? The Future of U.S.-Russia Relations
Thursday, September 12, 12:00-2:00

The Reconstruction of Central and Eastern Europe
Friday, September 6, 12:00-1:30

Informal Governance in the EU: How Governments Make International Organizations Work
Friday, September 6, 12:00-1:30

Inaugural Central Asia Fellowship Seminar
Wednesday, August 28, 4:00-7:00

Preparing for Ukraine's 2015 Presidential Elections
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Central and Eastern Europe Efforts to Democratize MENA
Thursday, June 13, 4:00-5:00

Digital Memory and a 'Massacre': Post-Soviet Uzbek Identity in the Age of Social Media
Wednesday, June 5, 4:00-6:00

A Conversation on Armenia
Monday, June 3, 12:30-2:00

Promoting Sustainability in Russia's Arctic Cities
Thursday, May 30, 9:00-4:45
Friday, May 31, 9:00-4:45

Traps of Political Succession in Kazakhstan
Wednesday, May 29, 12:00-1:30

Putin 3.0 - One Year Later
Tuesday, May 28, 4:00-6:00

Legal Aspects of Foreign Direct Investment in the Gold Mining Sector of the Kyrgyz Republic: Towards a Path to Sustainable Environmental Development
Monday, May 13, 4:00-5:30

Memorial Symposium in Honor of Carl A. Linden
Friday, May 10, 2:00-4:00

The View from Germany: Pivot to Reality - New Strategies
Monday, May 6, 5:00-7:00

Human Trafficking in Russia
Tuesday, April 30, 4:00-5:00

Politics and Cinema: Divergence in Post-Soviet Central Asian Film
Tuesday, April 30, 6:00-8:30

Using Maps in a Region of Conflicts: The Caucasus
Monday, April 29, 4:30-6:00

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Political Consumerism as Political Participation
Friday, April 26, 12:00-1:30

The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees and Minorities
Thursday, April 25, 12:00-2:00

International Labor Migration and Migration Policy in the Context of EU Expansion
Thursday, April 25, 4:00-5:00

What Lies Ahead: Russia's Political and Energy Outlooks Over the Next Decade
Monday, April 22, 6:00-7:15

The Global Financial Crisis: A Discussion of the International System's Robustness and Resilience
Friday, April 19, 11:00-12:00

American and European Policies in Central Asia: Similarities and Divergence
Tuesday, April 16, 3:00-7:00

Perspectives on Russia and Eurasia from Outside the Euro-Atlantic World
Tuesday, April 16, 4:00-5:00

Elections in de facto States: Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Transnistria
Monday, April 15, 4:00-5:00

The Elysee Treaty Debate
Sunday, April 14, 9:00-7:00

Russia's Snow Revolution: Game Over or Still Reason for Hope?
Thursday, April 11, 4:00-5:00

Understanding Polyphony: Ukraine's Fluid Identity/ies
Wednesday, April 10, 4:00-5:00

Ukraine: Democracy in Danger?
Tuesday, April 9, 3:00-4:30

Belarus and the Neighborhood: Where is Democracy Possible?
Monday, April 8, 4:00-6:00

The Kurdish Perspective: Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Beyond
Monday, April 8, 11:00-12:30

Discussion on Irish Foreign Policy Priorities at the Embassy of Ireland
Friday, April 5, 3:30-4:30

Findings from the Deep Borehole Research at Lake Vostok, Antarctica
Friday, April 5, 11:00-12:00

The Changing System of International Relations and Its Impact on U.S.-Russian Relations
Thursday, April 4, 4:00-5:30

Globalizing Central Asia: Geopolitics and Challenges of Economic Development
Tuesday, April 2, 4:00-5:30

The Euro Crisis and the Erosion of Democracy: Austerity Lessons from the Gold Standard and the Dangers of Dis-embedding Liberalism
Friday, March 29, 12:00-1:30

Seven Challenges Facing the Russian Protest Movement
Wednesday, March 27, 4:00-5:00

French Foreign Policy and the Intervention in Mali
Wednesday, March 27, 1:00-3:00

Central Asia Security Workshop
Monday, March 25, 8:45-4:00
Tuesday, March 26, 9:30-11:30

Russia as a Global Power: Contending Views from Russia
Monday, March 18, 9:00-4:45

Waiting for the Barbarians: Rising Powers in the Western Imagination
Friday, March 8, 12:00-1:30

Exporting Revolution: Why Do Only Some New Democracies Support Democratization Abroad?
Tuesday, March 5, 4:00-5:00

Understanding Conflict and Ethnic Violence in Kyrgyzstan
Tuesday, March 5, 12:00-1:30

Russia's Political Economy Today: The Role of the Firm
Monday, March 4, 5:00-6:00

"My Teacher is a Policeman:" Postcolonial Nation-Building through Thai Border Patrol Police Civic Actions
Thursday, February 28, 4:00-5:00

Religious Freedom in Russia
Wednesday, February 27, 4:00-5:00

Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century: Europe, America and the Rise of the Rest
Wednesday, February 27, 2:00-3:30

Contemporary Literary Voices from Germany and Switzerland (in German)
Monday, February 25, 4:00-5:00

Network with PEERS
Friday, February 22, 6:00-9:00

Enemies of the State: Pussy Riot and the New Russian Protest Rock
Tuesday, February 19, 4:00-5:30

Northeast Asia: Russia's Gateway for "Greatness"?
Thursday, February 14, 4:00-5:00

Turkish-Russian Spheres of Cooperation and Conflict: Syria, the Caucasus, Iran and NATO
Wednesday, February 13, 12:30-2:00

Immigration Reform in Russia
Thursday, February 7, 4:00-5:30

Clio meets Alexander the Great: Reassessing the Historiography of the Macedonian Question
Wednesday, February 6, 12:00-1:30

On the Front Line in the Far East : The Chinese Eastern Railway and Russo-Chinese-Japanese Relations, 1905-1935
Friday, January 25, 12:00-2:00

Remembering Stalingrad
Thursday, January 24, 4:00-5:00

Legislating Equality: The Politics of Anti-discrimination Policy in Europe
Tuesday, January 22, 12:00-1:30

U.S.-Russia Relations and the Hydrocarbon Markets of Eurasia
Friday, January 11, 9:30-11:00

When "Ordinary People" Join In: Understanding Moments of Mass Mobilization in Argentina (2001), Egypt (2011) and Ukraine (2004)
Wednesday, January 9, 4:00-5:00

Diversification of an Energy-Producing Economy Agricultural Policy in Kazakhstan
Tuesday, January 8, 4:00-5:30

2012

China's Rediscovery of Southeast Asia
Thursday, December 13, 4:00-5:00

Steps Towards Recovery: Ireland's Economic and Foreign Policy Priorities
Monday, December 10, 6:30-8:30

Central Asia's Struggle with Religion
Thursday, December 6, 4:00-5:30

Papandreou's New Nationalism: Greece in the Tangles of the Cold War
Tuesday, December 4, 4:00-5:00

Territorial Politics and Health Inequalities in France
Friday, November 30, 12:00-1:30

Challenges of the Changing Climate: the Russian Perspective
Thursday, November 29, 4:00-5:00

We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust
Wednesday, November 28, 4:00-5:00

The Separation of Church and State in Three National Contexts: Russia, France, and Poland
Wednesday, November 28, 3:30-5:00

Trade in Your Rights: Russia's Circuitous March to Democracy
Tuesday, November 27, 4:00-6:00

A conversation with Francois Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States
Wednesday, November 14, 11:15-12:15

Nomadic Life Styles and Narratives in Kazakhstan: Then and Now
Thursday, November 8, 1:00-5:00

Extractive Politics, Trust Deficit & Uncertainty in Afghanistan and Central Asia
Friday, November 2, 12:30-2:00

Ukraine's 2012 Parliamentary Elections
Thursday, November 1, 12:00-1:30

The Global Cuban Missile Crisis--New Evidence, 50 Years On
Friday, October 26, 9:00-8:30

Politics and Energy: The Norwegian Cure for Dutch Disease
Thursday, October 25, 4:00-5:00

Reporting from Russia: A Firsthand Account
Wednesday, October 24, 4:00-5:00

Innovation and Opportunity in Russia--A Telecom's Perspective
Friday, October 19, 12:00-1:30

Strategies of Multinational Negotiations and Policy Advocacy: Ukraine's Experience
Thursday, October 18, 4:00-5:00

Game Over? Shifting Energy Geopolitics in Central Asia
Thursday, October 18, 12:00-1:30

Insurgent Violence in the North Caucasus: Pathways and Trajectories Explaining Insurgent Participation
Wednesday, October 17, 4:00-5:00

Islam and Politics in Tajikistan: An Insider's View
Tuesday, October 16, 10:00-12:30

The European Union and International Organizations in a Time of Crisis
Monday, October 15, 5:30-7:00
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Of What Cloth Are the Ties That Bind? National Identity and Support for the Welfare State across 29 European Countries
Friday, October 12, 12:00-1:30

Discovering Azerbaijani Musical Traditions
Wednesday, October 10, 4:00-6:00

Is there a place for Uzbeks in the Kyrgyz Republic? Lessons from Under Solomon's Throne: Uzbek Visions of Societal Renewal in Osh
Thursday, October 4, 3:30-5:30

Georgia's Parliamentary Elections: Democracy, Security and International Implications
Thursday, October 4, 12:00-1:30
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Making Prussia Polish: The Transformation of Rural Communities in Poland's New Western Territories, 1944-1960
Thursday, September 27, 4:00-5:00

Eurozone Crisis: The Effect on Spain
Wednesday, September 26, 1:00-2:00

Debating "Patronal Politics in Central Asia:" A Demokratizatsiya Special Issue
Tuesday, September 25, 4:00-5:30

State-Building and the Multinationalization of Russian Oil and Gas Companies
Friday, September 21, 4:00-5:00

Kyrgyzstan in Its Regional Context
Friday, September 21, 4:00-5:15

Making Voters Count: Experimental Evidence of Fraud Reduction in Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kyrgyzstan
Tuesday, September 18, 4:00-5:00

PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference 2012
Friday, September 14, 9:00-5:30

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Setting the Boundaries of Legitimacy in Post-Authoritarian Democracies: Evidence from Post-War Italy
Thursday, September 6, 12:00-1:30

Xenophobia and Labor Migration: A New Paradigm for Framing Identity Debates in Ukraine?
Tuesday, June 26, 4:00-5:00

Iranian Religious Presence in the Republic of Azerbaijan: Roots, Forms and Security Implications
Thursday, June 21, 5:00-6:30

Border Security Assistance in Central Asia: Implications for Post-2014 Afghanistan
Thursday, June 21, 12:30-2:00

USAID Experience with Legislative Strengthening in the Former Soviet Union
Thursday, June 7, 12:30-2:00

Missionary Zeal of Recent Converts: Norms and Norm Entrepreneurs in the Foreign Policy of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia in 1989-2011
Thursday, May 31, 4:00-5:00

Informal Justice in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Friday, May 25, 9:30-11:00

Uyghur Neighborhoods in Kazakhstan
Wednesday, May 16, 5:00-6:30
Roma and Racism: International Responses to a Civil Rights Struggle in Europe
Thursday, May 3, 9:30-11:30

The French Elections as Viewed from the United States
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Politics of Tough Budgets--Fiscal Responses to Crisis in Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and Greece
Friday, April 27, 12:00-1:30

European Energy Security and Turkey: the EU View
Thursday, April 26, 4:00-5:00

Incomplete Assimilation among Muslims in France
Friday, April 20, 4:00-5:30

The Crisis of Governance in Central Asia
Friday, April 20, 9:00-11:00

After Transition and War: Has the Caucasus Turned the Corner?
Thursday, April 19, 12:30-2:00

Two Years Later: A WikiLeaks Effect?
Wednesday, April 18, 12:30-1:30

Turkish Religious Movements in the Caucasus and Central Asia
Tuesday, April 17, 5:30-7:00

Foreign Banks, Reputation, and Sovereign Credit Ratings: Evidence from Transition Economies
Tuesday, April 17, 4:00-5:00

International Security, Conflict, and Culture: The Case of Bosnia and Secessionist Transnistria
Thursday, April 12, 4:00-5:00

Making Sense of Armenia's Political Landscape ahead of the May 6 Parliamentary Elections
Friday, April 6, 12:30-1:30

Ukraine in Anticipation of the October 2012 Parliamentary Elections
Thursday, April 5, 4:30-6:00

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The Freedom to Be Racist? How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism
Friday, March 30, 12:00-1:30

The Current Situation in Belarus: Historical Perspectives and Recent Development
Thursday, March 29, 4:00-5:30

Informal Institutions in Hybrid Regimes: The Case of Ukraine
Tuesday, March 27, 4:00-5:00

Why the European Union Still Matters
Tuesday, March 27, 4:00-5:00

Ukraine's Energy Security: Geopolitics, Economics, and Governance
Thursday, March 22, 4:00-5:00

Holocaust Angst: The Federal Republic of Germany and Holocaust Memory in the United States, 1977-1990
Tuesday, March 20, 4:00-5:00

Uses of History and Regional Diversity in Ukraine's Elections: The Contested Past as an Electoral Resource, 2004-2012
Thursday, March 15, 4:00-5:00

Russia's Energy Policy: Domestic and Foreign Dimensions
Friday, March 16, 3:00-5:45

The Political and Social Antecedents of the Greek Economic Crisis
Friday, March 9, 3:00-4:30

Russian Policy Toward Central Asia: Tools for Integration and Arguments for Security Involvement
Thursday, March 8, 5:30-7:00

Global Civil Society, Development Activism and the Third World Challenge to International Order
Thursday, March 8, 4:00-5:00

Soviet Industrialization through the Lens of Neoclassical Growth Theory
Tuesday, March 6, 5:00-6:30

Elections and Public Opinion Polling in Russia  
Monday, March 5, 4:00-5:30

Ukraine's Prospects: Economic Development, Energy Policy and Business Climate
Thursday, March 1, 4:00-5:30

Russia in Advance of Its March 4 Elections: Is the Putin Era Coming to an End?
Monday, February 27, 9:30-10:45

Network with PEERS
Friday, February 24, 7:00-9:00

"Stateless" Places in the North Caucasus? Localized Forms of Sovereignty in Dagestan
Thursday, February 23, 4:00-5:00

Economic and Subsistence Strategies of Urban Indigenous People in Russia's North: The Case of the Baikal Region
Tuesday, February 21, 5:00-6:00

The Eurozone's Divided Sovereignty
Friday, February 17, 12:00-1:30

The Russian Spring: Does It Stand a Chance?
Wednesday, February 15, 5:00-6:30

State-Society Relations in Hybrid Regimes: The Case of Azerbaijan
Thursday, February 9, 3:30-4:30

Opportunities and Disappointments of the "Look North" Policy: Indian Strategies for Central Asia
Thursday, February 2, 12:30-1:45

Reflections of a Former Prime Minister: Prime Minister Aznar of Spain
Wednesday, February 1, 7:30-8:30

Revolutions as Negative Coalitions: Why Orange Was Just Red and Yellow (But Not Blue)
Wednesday, February 1, 4:00-5:30

Competitive Regionalism and the Italian Crisis
Wednesday, February 1, 12:00-1:30
Welfare States and Immigration: Electoral and Policy Trade-Offs for Left Parties
Friday, January 27, 12:00-1:30

Munich Syndrome: Russian Security in the 2014 Sochi Olympics
Thursday, January 26, 4:00-5:00

Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam Book Presentation
Wednesday, January 18, 12:00-2:00

Intergroup Contact Theory and Albanians' Attitudes toward Greeks: Ethnicity, Fear, Class, and Exposure
Thursday, January 12, 4:00-5:00

Recent Elections and Their Aftermath in Post-Soviet Eurasia
Wednesday, January 11, 4:00-5:30

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2011

A Conversation on Turkish Foreign Policy with Turkish Ambassador to the US Namik Tan
Thursday, December 8, 7:30-8:30

Two Decades of Post-Soviet Independence: What Have We Learned?
Wednesday and Thursday, December 7-8, 2011

The World Youth Democracy Forum for DC-Area Students Meeting with the 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner: Nabeel Rajab of Bahrain
Friday, December 2, 2011, 11:00-12:30
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The EU at the Crossroads: Political and Economic Perspectives
Wednesday, November 30, 6:00-8:00

Turkey after the Elections: What's Next?
Tuesday, November 29, 3:00-5:00

Migrants in Multiethnic Slovakia: Contemporary Problems and Historical Roots
Tuesday, November 22, 9:00-10:00

China, Russia, and the Existing World Order: Seeking to Overthrow the Status Quo or Merely Pursuing Advantage within It?
Monday, November 21, 3:00-6:00

Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Countries
Monday, November 21, 12:00-2:00

Russia's Public Chamber: Civil Society Representation and Public Policy Decision-Making
Monday, November 21, 9:00-10:00

Tymoshenko, Yanukovych and Ukrainian Politics: Countdown to the 2012 Elections
Wednesday, November 16, 4:00-5:30

Belarus: A Look at Europe's Last Dictatorship
Tuesday, November 15, 12:00-1:30

The Kremlin and the Russian Extreme Right in the New Century: Moscow's Anti-Western Turn under Vladimir Putin
Monday, November 14, 4:00-5:00

US Public Diplomacy and Democratization: From the Spanish Case to the Arab Spring
Monday, November 14, 9:30-3:50

Sector-Switching in Transition Economies: A Case Study of Kazakhstan's Health Care Sector
Thursday, November 10, 4:00-5:00

Global Crisis, European Cooperation, and the Political Economy of National Unity in Modern Greece
Thursday, November 10, 12:00-1:30

The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall: Perspectives on the Wall 50 Years After It Was Built
Wednesday, November 9, 6:00-8:00
How Old Is the New Europe?
Wednesday, November 9, 4:00-5:00

Post-Communist Construction of Holocaust Memory: A Case Study of Romanian Roma
Tuesday, November 8, 4:00-5:00

Dealing with the Communist Past in a Unified Germany
Monday, November 7, 12:30-1:30

Rethinking the Cold War: An IERES 50th Anniversary Discussion
Thursday, November 3, 6:00-8:00

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A Barrage of Grievances: Electoral Reform and Patterns of Ethnic Voting in Turkey
Thursday, October 27, 4:00-5:00

The Long Arm of the Law: Extraterritoriality and the National Implementation of Foreign Bribery Legislation
Friday, October 28, 12:00-1:30

Litigating Statehood: Reflections on the Kosovo and Macedonia Cases in the World Court
Monday, October 24, 12:00-1:30

Migration and Development in Russia's Northern and Arctic Regions
Tuesday, October 18, 12:30-1:30

Hungary: Politics and Reform
Thursday, October 13, 12:30-2:00

Community Mobilizing in Ukraine: On the Streets and Online
Friday, October 14, 4:00-6:00

Remembering the Good: Social Memory and the Resistance to Violence in Le Chambon-Sur-Lignon, France
Thursday, October 13, 4:00-5:00

Community Mobilizing in Ukraine: On the Streets and Online
Friday, October 14, 4:00-6:00

Russia in the 2000s: Prelude to High Putinism?
Monday, October 10, 12:30-2:00
The Power of Conscience: The Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews
Tuesday, October 4, 3:00-5:00

Imagining Europe: Symbols and Practices in the Construction of the EU
Friday, September 23, 12:00-1:30

An "Antidote" for Cultural Anti-Americanism? Public Diplomacy and American Studies in Franco's Spain, 1945-69
Thursday, September 22, 4:00-5:00

U.S.-Russia Relations in Post-Soviet Eurasia: Transcending the Zero-Sum Game
Friday, September 16, 12:00-1:30

Regime Change and the Proliferation of Ethnic Democracies
Thursday, September 15, 4:00-5:00

Belarus' Political Prospects
Thursday, September 8, 11:30-1:30

PONARS Eurasia Annual Policy Conference
Friday, September 9, 9:00-5:00
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Kazakhstan, Immigration, and National Security: Threat or Promise?
Friday, August 26, 3:00-4:00

Inside the Eurasian De Facto States: 2010 Comparative Surveys of Public Attitudes in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transdniestria
Friday, May 20, 2011, 3:00-5:00

The International Tracing Service: What's in a Name?
Thursday, May 5, 2011, 5:00-6:30

Borderland Identity and Politics: Ukraine and Moldova after 20 Years of Independence
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 4:00-5:30

The Costs of Justice: How New Leaders Respond to Previous Rights Abuses
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 3:30-5:00

The Fourth James Millar Lecture: Russian Economic Development and Prospects
Monday, April 25, 2011, 5:00-6:30
Read the partial transcript here.

Conversation with EU Ambassador to the U.S. Joao Vale de Almeida
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 11:00-12:15

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The Global Economic Crisis: A View from Montenegro
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 12:00-1:00

Permafrost, Society and Climate Change: Implications for the Russian Arctic
Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 3:00-4:30

Towards a New Architecture for Politico-Military Security in Europe: The Role of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Monday, April 18, 2011, 12:00-2:00

Conservative Political Parties and the Challenge of Democratization: Lessons from Europe's Historical Experience
Friday, April 15, 2011, 12:00-1:30

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The State of Social Science Research and Free Inquiry in the Western Eurasia Borderlands
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 3:00-5:00

Germany Says "No" — Again
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 3:30-5:00

Layers of Discrimination against Roma in Europe
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 4:00-5:30

Sino-Russian Relations in the Northeast Asian Regional Context
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 12:30-1:45

Eastern European Energy Policy
Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 4:00-5:30

Collapse: Why Some Asylum Systems Succeed While Others Fail
Thursday, March 31, 2011, 4:00-5:30

Russia's Energy Strategy Abroad
Thursday, March 24, 2011, 4:00-5:30

The Problem of National Identity and Ethnic Tolerance in Ukraine
Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 4:00-5:30

Why Do Governments (Really) Join the International Criminal Court?
Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 3:30-5:00

Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin
Thursday, March 10, 2011, 4:30-6:00

Rock and Roll, Disco Mafia and the Collapse of Communism
Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 4:00-5:30
Read Taras Kuzio's review of Zhuk's book, Rock and Roll in the Rocket City: The West, Identity, and Ideology in Soviet Dniepropetrovsk, 1960-1985.

Deadly Communities: Anti-Jewish Pogroms in the Shadow of the Holocaust
Friday, March 4, 2011, 12:00-1:30

Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Challenges and Prospects
Friday, March 4, 2011, 2:00-3:45

Selling a Western Way of Life? The Politics of Popular Culture in Cold War Yugoslavia
Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 4:00-5:30

The Russian Presidential Election of March 2012: Its Impact on Current Politics
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 2:00-3:30

Fair and Rules Based: A New Trade Policy for Europe
Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 12:30-2:00

Yanukovych's Ukraine: Results from the First Year
Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 4:00-5:30

U.S. Influence and the Informal Rules of the IMF
Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 12:00-2:00

Who Governs Britain?
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 3:30-5:00

Drugs, Organized Crime, and Politics in Kyrgyzstan: Findings from the Field
Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 4:00-5:30

The Politics of Protest in Hybrid Regimes: Managing Dissent in Post-Communist Russia
Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 3:00-4:30

Russia and the Arab Uprisings of 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 3:30-5:00
Read Dr. Katz's remarks on the event here.

The Politics of Memory in the Baltic Countries: Ethnicity, Class and Power 20 Years after Independence
Thursday, February 10, 2011, 2:30-4:00

Euro Stress: The Future of the Common Currency
Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 1:00-2:30

Did the Americans Buy Out the French Resistance? The Revelations of the "Affaire Suisse"
Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 1:30-3:00

European Parliament in Washington: The EP and the US after Lisbon
Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 12:30-2:00

Moldova's European Future in Light of the November 28th Parliamentary Elections
Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6:30-8:00

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2010

Post-Election Development in Kyrgyzstan
Monday, December 6, 2010, 6:00-7:30

The World Youth Democracy Forum for DC-Area Students: Meeting with the 2010 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner
Friday, December 3, 2010, 10:00-12:30
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Europe 2020: Competitive or Complacent?
Friday, November 19, 2010, 12:00-1:30

200 Days Under Yanukovych and After Local Elections: Implications for Ukraine's Democracy and Foreign Policy
Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 4:00-5:30

Political Reform in Georgia
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 4:00-5:30

U.S. Security Policy in the European Arctic since 1981
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 12:30-2:00

The Caucasus Region: New Status Quo and Unresolved Conflicts
Friday, November 12, 2010, 3:00-4:30

Democratic Accountability Relations: Exploring Global Patterns
Friday, October 29, 2010, 2:00-3:30
Click here for Dr. Kitschelt's paper.

Inside the Life of a Secret Messenger
Monday, October 25, 2010, 12:30-2:00

PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference
Friday, October 22, 2010, 9:00-4:30
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Spinning Atoms in the Desert
Thursday, October 14, 2010, 4:00-5:00

Behind the Lines in Greece: The Story of OSS Operational Group II
Monday, October 4 , 2010, 12:15

Divided Attitudes? Preliminary Analysis of Simultaneous 2010 Public Opinion Surveys in Moldova and Transnistria
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 12:30-2:00

Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets with Trust
Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 6:00-8:00

Oil Is Not a Curse: Ownership Structure and Institutions in Soviet Successor States
Friday, September 24, 2010, 12:30-2:30

Reassessing 1941: Stalin's War Plans, Hitler's Attack, and the Collapse of the Soviet Army
Friday, September 24, 2010, 3:00-5:00

The Political Economy of Financial Crisis in Central and Eastern Europe: Poland and Hungary Compared
Friday, September 17, 2010, 12:00-1:30
Read Dr. Orenstein's paper.

A Reading of the Turkish Referendum: Causes and Implications
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 4:00-5:00

100 Days of President Viktor Yanukovych: Domestic and Foreign Policies
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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Lifesaving Social Capital: The Case of Green Pastures in Social Housing
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

From War-Profiteer to Strategic Asset: US Armament Policy towards Switzerland in the Early Cold War
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Moscow and the Muslims: The Eternal Soviet-Albanian Friendship, 1949-1959
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Challenge of State Building in Historical Perspective
Friday, April 30, 2010
Read Dr. Berman's paper "The Challenge of State Building in Historical Perspective: Coercion, Compromise and Cooptation in the Making of Modern States."

Latvia's European Vocation
Thursday, April 22, 2010

GWU-LSE-UCSB 2010 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, 2010

The American Interval: The US and Greece 1950-1974
Monday, April 26, 2010

Absence of Will: A documentary film on the Georgia-Abkhazia conflict and the South Ossetian war
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Regional Approach to Global Governance: Economic and Political Development in Southeast Europe and the Black Sea
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Byzantine Strategy: Myths versus Documents
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Politics of Citizenship in Europe
Friday, April 9, 2010

New Color Revolution in Kyrgyzstan?
Thursday, April 8, 2010
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News

Assistant Director Robert Orttung comments about the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in GW Today.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article about Russian nationalists fighting in Ukraine.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung is quoted by Bloomberg regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors article on Russia's foreign energy policy.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung speaks about the Russian media landscape in the The Elliott School of International Affairs' Beyond the Headlines series.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung publishes the 2014 report on Russia for Freedom House's Nations in Transit (June 12, 2014).

Assistant Director Robert Orttung blogs about Russian media.

Associate Director Cory Welt authors book chapter on the historical origins of the Abkhazian and South Ossetian conflicts.

Ph.D. Student Alexander Reisenbichler awarded research grant and Robert K. Merton Award from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for his dissertation research.

Director Peter Rollberg authors article on politics and Russian miniseries.

Director Peter Rollberg reviews Kazakh filmmaker Adelkhan Yerzhanov's The Constructors.

Professor Hope Harrison authors book chapter on German memory of the Berlin Wall.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article on national identity and Russian television.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Uzbekistan's and Tajikistan's policy toward Afghanistan.

Professor Henry Hale co-authors article on Putin and Russian elections.

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