BRICS: Shaping the New Global Architecture

June 28, 2011 // 1:00pm5:30pm
João Augusto de Castro Neves, Fyodor Lukyanov, Inderjit Singh, Da Wei, and Francis A. Kornegay spoke at The Wilson Center on the new grouping of nations known as BRICS and how this consortium of countries will shape the future global architecture.

U.S.-Soviet Relations during the Second World War: History and Lessons for Today

June 15, 2011 // 9:45am1:00pm
Cosponsored by the Embassy of the Russian Federation, this conference discussed newly-available information regarding the history and diplomacy of relations between the United States and Russia during the Second World War.

Russia and Eurasia in a New Geopolitical Era

June 13, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Bruce Parrott, Professor and Director, Russian and Eurasian Studies Program, School of Advanced and International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, discussed long-term trends in the geopolitics of Eurasia, as well as the implications of recent geopolitical changes for Russia and its international role.

Film Screening: "Three Stories of Galicia"

June 07, 2011 // 3:30pm5:30pm
"Three Stories of Galicia" is a film about heroism, moral character, and reconciliation among three ethnic and religious groups (Jews, Ukrainians and Poles) that lived on the territory known as Galicia in southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The film focuses on three individuals who had the courage to reach out to the other side and overcome barriers of prejudice and hatred during the most difficult circumstances: at the time of war, oppression and ethnic conflict.

Russia's WTO Accession and PNTR: The Business Community Perspective

June 06, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Randi Levinas, Executive Vice President, U.S.-Russia Business Council, evaluated the challenges Russia faces in terms of its accession to the World Trade Organization, as well as U.S.-Russian business relations with respect to granting Russia Permanent Normal Trading Relations (PNTR) status.

Immigration and Social Power: The Russian Case

June 01, 2011 // 3:30pm5:30pm
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
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
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
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
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.



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