Society and Culture Events

James Meyer
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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.

Threats to the Free Press in the Baltic States: Assessing the Impact of Government Policies and the Financial Crisis

May 05, 2011 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Global Europe Program
The 2008 economic crisis had a dramatic impact on the societies and economies of the Baltic States. To give a sense of the scale: in Latvia, GDP plummeted from 11.9 percent in 1996 to -19 percent in 2009. Two journalists from the region, Inga Springe and Dainius Radzevicius, asserted that among the many other consequences of the crisis, it has had a significant impact on the quality of the media. The panelists discussed the impact that these developments may have on democracy in the region.
Olga Kazmina

The Russian Orthodox Church in the Post-Soviet Period: Challenges and Responses

April 25, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Olga Kazmina, Professor, Department of Ethnology, Moscow State University; Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Department of Religion, Emory University; and Former Regional Exchange Scholar, Kennan Institute
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Book Discussion: "Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams"

April 21, 2011 // 4:30pm6:00pm
Kennan Institute
In discussing his new book, "Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams," Charles King, Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University and former Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Scholar, Kennan Institute, analyzed the vibrant city of Odessa, and the destruction of its Jewish population.
Webcast

Who Watches the Watchdog? The Pakistani Media's Impact on Politics and Society

April 11, 2011 // 11:00am12:30pm
Asia Program
A presentation by Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar and journalist Huma Yusuf about Pakistan's independent media.

"A Hard Country to Love": Patriotism and National Identity in Russia's Great War, 1914-1918

April 04, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Melissa Stockdale, Associate Professor of History, University of Oklahoma, and Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, discussed how Imperial Russia's participation in World War I led to a mobilization campaign that united the country's population under a cultivated national identity.
Webcast

New Media and Political Change in Egypt: Causes, Implications and Communication Strategies

March 30, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Sahar Mohamed Khamis, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Professor of Women's Studies, University of Maryland
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Report Release: "Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Resources and Strategies for Change"

March 25, 2011 // 1:30pm5:30pm
United States Studies
Lorenzo Vidino
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Book Discussion: The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West

March 17, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
A discussion with author Lorenzo Vidino, visiting fellow at RAND Corporation
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Deforestation, Population, and Development in a Warming World: A Roundtable on Latin America

February 15, 2011 // 11:30am1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists Liza Grandia, assistant professor of international development and social change at Clark University, and Jason Bremner, director of population, health, and environment at the Population Reference Bureau, argued that meeting the needs of Latin America's rural communities is therefore key to conserving Latin America's forests.

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