Russia and Eurasia Events

Immigration and Social Power: The Russian Case

June 01, 2011 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
With Russia being the center of the second-largest migration system in the world, Vladimir Malakhov examined the framework of Russian “social power” for an in-depth analysis of immigration to Russia - as well as why “those in power do not wish to see Russia more diverse than it currently is.”

Ukraine After One Year of Yanukovych

May 31, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
One year after Victor Yanukovych was elected president of Ukraine, Alexander Motyl discussed the status of Ukrainian politics and governance, noting that the current regime has failed on several levels to improve conditions in the country.

Film Screening: "Diary From the Burned Ghetto"

May 23, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Evgeny Tsymbal's film "Diary From the Burned Ghetto" presents excerpts from the diary of and an interview with Tamara Lazerson, a Jewish survivor of the Kovno ghetto in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1941. The diary, hidden for over 30 years, was never published in Russian or English before this film.
James Meyer

Muslims and the State in Late Imperial Russia and Today

May 16, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Through analyzing the status of Muslim communities in late Imperial Russia, James Meyer, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Philosophy, Montana State University, and Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, examined the current state of - and challenges facing - Muslim culture in modern-day Russia.

Report Presentation: "St. Petersburg, 1993-2003: The Dynamic Decade"

May 11, 2011 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
William Brumfield and Arthur George discussed the report "St. Petersburg, 1993-2003: The Dynamic Decade," and the status and future of the urban fabric of St. Petersburg.

The Politics of Memory in a Divided Society: A Comparison of Post-Franco Spain and Post-Soviet Ukraine

May 09, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Oxana Shevel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tufts University

One Hour Eighteen

May 04, 2011 // 5:30pm8:00pm
Kennan Institute
Blair A. Ruble, Director, Kennan Institute; Randy Bregman, Partner, Salans; William Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute; Yury Urnov, Director, "One Hour Eighteen"

Russia and the European Court of Human Rights: Implications for U.S. Policy

May 03, 2011 // 10:00am5:30pm
Kennan Institute
The Kennan Institute and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation sponsored a one-day seminar to explore the role of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on the development of the rule of law in Russia.

Russia's Rule of Law Challenge: Implications for U.S. Policy

May 02, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Four leading experts discussed the rule of law in Russia, with a focus on the legal reforms currently underway and how they impact U.S.-Russian relations, Russia’s democratic development and future economic prosperity. Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia continues to struggle with the implementation of the rule of law and President Dmitry Medvedev has made this his signature initiative, using it as a means to distinguish his presidency from that of his immediate predecessor, Vladimir Putin

Life as a Black Ukrainian: How Some Natives Are Treated Like Foreigners

May 02, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Terrell Starr, Independent Scholar, New York