Events

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Memory, Commemoration, Memorialization: Moscow’s Western Battlefields

April 18, 2013 // 3:30pm5:30pm
William Brumfield, Professor of Slavic Languages and Germanic Languages, Tulane University, presents an exploration of evolving Russian attitudes toward commemorating the catastrophic sacrifices of the first year (1941-1942) of the Great Fatherland War. This presentation focused on the author's recent field research and photography in the Viazma region of Smolensk oblast'.
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D-Archives: How Digitizing Declassified Documents Can Restore Ukraine’s National Memory and Build an Independent, Democratic Country

April 16, 2013 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Volodymyr Viatrovych, historian and former Director, Security Services of Ukraine Special State Archive Department, discussed how Ukraine’s future as an independent country and democratic society rests on the proposition that restoring the nation’s historical memory is a critically important precondition to overcome Ukraine’s Soviet past and to bring about national reconciliation.
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Believing in Russia - Religious Policy after Communism

April 15, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Geraldine Fagan presented her new book, “Believing in Russia—Religious Policy after Communism”, which brings together 12 years of research inside Russia on the role of religion in the nation’s politics. She argued that government policy grounded in religious freedom is the only viable option for consolidating Russia’s extraordinary diversity, and reveal that—far from being a Western import—religious freedom has a long tradition in Russia.
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The Future of Investigative Journalism in Russia

April 12, 2013 // 8:30am11:00am
Russian journalism faces many challenges in the current political environment in Russia. The central government controls all of the major television stations, while censorship over other media has expanded in the aftermath of the 2012 elections in Russia. Despite these trends, independent journalism is still alive in Russia, particularly in a handful of newspapers and some radio stations of limited reach. Five ground-breaking Russian journalists discussed their experiences as well as the future of investigative journalism in Russia.

Етнологія США і Канади

April 11, 2013 // 10:00am1:00pm
11 квітня 2013 року в Інституті мистецтвознавства, фольклористики та етнології відбулася презентація спецвипуску журналу «Народна творчість та етнологія», присвяченого етнології США та Канади. В журналі репрезентовано понад 30 наукових розвідок та статей, присвячених розвитку північноамериканських міст та функціонуванню у них фольклору та звичаїв різних етнічних груп. У презентації брав участь директор Програми сталого розвитку та відпірності Міжнародного центру підтримки науковців ім. Вудро Вільсона, який одночасно є старшим радником Інституту Кеннана, доктор Блер Рубл.
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Protests, Flash Mobs, and #Occupy: Are Soviet Successor States Breaking away from the Spell of Civic Apathy?

April 08, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Building on her recent research into different forms of civic activism in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, Kateryna Pishchikova, Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, analyzed a range of recent civic initiatives in those countries and put them in the broader context of more than two decades of uncertain political transformation.
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Webcast

Connecting the Caucasus with the World: Railways & Pipelines

April 02, 2013 // 9:00am2:00pm
This conference addressed the economic and geopolitical implications of increased connectivity and cooperation resulting from large infrastructure projects in the Caucasus region. Speakers included representatives from the Embassies of Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as industry, think tank and U.S. government experts. Cosponsored by the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. Video from the event is now available.
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Russian Civil Society in the Bolotnaya Square Era

April 01, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Lara Iglitzin, Executive Director of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, provided the perspective of a small foundation supporting human rights in Russia today. Iglitzin discussed the direction of civil society and NGOs in the new Putin presidency
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Webcast

Russia and the World: A Dynamic Landscape

March 28, 2013 // 8:30am3:30pm
This March 28, 2013 conference was organized by the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in partnership with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, The Herbert J. Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and The Kennan Institute. Four panels of academic, industry and government experts examined current developments in Russia’s strategic and economic relationships in honor of Dr. Herbert J. Ellison.

Митець і місто

March 28, 2013 // 10:00am1:00pm
28 березня 2013 р. у Київському офісі Інституту Кеннана в рамках співпраці з Інститутом проблем сучасного мистецтва НАМУ відбувся семінар «Митець і місто», в якому взяли участь випускники Інституту Кеннана, представники академічної спільноти, громадськості та студенти.

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