Russia and Eurasia Events

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Mutual Security on Hold? Russia, the West, and European Security Architecture

June 16, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Global Europe Program
This year, the Munich Security Conference celebrated its 50th anniversary. These fifty years of substantive dialogue on security cooperation have existed against a changing political backdrop – from the tensions of the Cold War and the brutal conflict in the Western Balkans, to the attacks of September 11, 2001, the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the global “War on Terror.” Mutual security and the transatlantic relationship are once again faced with challenges in the form of the crisis in Ukraine. What does this crisis mean for mutual security, and how will it affect the security architecture in Europe?

Protecting the Russian Environment: Challenges, Attitudes, and Public Health

June 10, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Russia is home to some of the world’s most polluted industrial sites, and Russians themselves are commonly perceived as ambivalent about steps necessary to protect the environment, especially if such steps might come at the cost of jobs. The speakers assessed current social concern in Russia over the environment, with particular attention paid to regional differences.
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If It’s Not a Cold War, What Is It?

June 05, 2014 // 2:00pm3:15pm
Kennan Institute
Have we returned to the zero-sum game mentality from our Cold War past? Did we ever leave it? Or is this some kind of deep freeze with the Russians? And just how cold (or hot) is it going to get? Join us as three veteran analysts, practitioners, and scholars of Russia and the U.S.-Russian relationship discuss and debate these issues in this latest National Conversation.

The Politics of Religion in Putin’s Russia

May 28, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
The 2014 U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom report discusses freedom of belief in today’s Russia. The seminar addressed the report and such issues as church-state relations, new legislation, the four designated “traditional” religions (Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, and Orthodox Christianity), and the status of Russia’s diverse and numerous religious minorities.
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The People Speak: Ukraine’s Presidential Election

May 27, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Kennan Institute
The May 25 presidential election in Ukraine will represent a critical turning point in the ongoing crisis. Many questions hang in the balance as the date approaches. Will the elections be conducted peacefully, especially in eastern Ukraine? What will the turnout be? What role will Russia play? Will the first round produce a conclusive result?

Зустріч із Джейн Харман, президентом Центру ім. Вудро Вілсона

May 22, 2014 // 9:40am11:00am
22 травня 2014 року в Національному університету «Києво-Могилянська Академія» відбулася зустріч науковців і журналістів із пані Джейн Харман, президентом Центру ім. Вудро Вілсона. У своєму виступі вона наголосила, що теперішнє і майбутнє України залежить передовсім від самих українців, а не великих геополітичних гравців, а також відзначила визначну роль освіти і просвітництва для подальшої розбудови демократії і майбутнього процвітання країни.
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Arctic 2014: Who Gets a Voice and Why It Matters

May 21, 2014 // 9:00am12:00pm
Polar Initiative
Tensions over security, access, and environmental impacts in the Arctic are rising. While members of the Arctic Council (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United States) assert their established rights under new circumstances, an increasing number of non-Arctic states (including China, Korea, Japan, and Singapore) seek an active role in the region.
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Ukraine Between East and West

May 15, 2014 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
In a conversation with Wilson Center President Jane Harman, Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will present the OSCE’s priorities for restoring stability in Ukraine and discuss the impact of the crisis on European and Euro-Atlantic security.

EuroMaidan Art

May 14, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Kennan Institute
From the very first days of the revolution in November 2013, Natalia Moussienko started to take photos of art in Kyiv and collect samples of artistic expressions and creativity. The original topic was “Art and the City Project,” but unfortunately it took a tragic turn and became “Art on the Barricades.” During the three months of the Maidan, Dr. Moussienko regularly documented a multitude of artistic expressions, and she has now compiled them for publication. Her forthcoming article will build on her Kennan Institute “Kyiv Art Space” paper, focusing on the street art of the difficult winter 2013-14.

Антикорупційне законодавство ЄС і його пристосування до українських реалій

May 14, 2014 // 10:00am1:00pm
14 травня 2014 року в Чернігівському Центрі перепідготовки і підвищення кваліфікації працівників органів державної влади відбувся круглий стіл «Антикорупційне законодавство ЄС і його пристосування до українських реалій», присвячений проблемі боротьби з корупцією в Україні.

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