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Offsite Event: Scholarly Research, Writing, and Publishing 25 Years After the Collapse of Communism

Moderated by the Executive Director of the National Security Archive, this panel will explore how scholarly research on Russia/the former Soviet Union & Central/Eastern Europe has changed over the last 25 years. What are the current challenges, successes, and failures in this rich area of interdisciplinary study?

Our colleagues at The George Washington University's National Security Archive will host "Scholarly Research, Writing, and Publishing 25 Years After the Collapse of Communism" on Thursday, 6 November from 1:00PM-2:30PM at the Gelman Library.

Moderated by the Executive Director of the National Security Archive, this panel will explore how scholarly research on Russia/the former Soviet Union & Central/Eastern Europe has changed over the last 25 years. What are the current challenges, successes, and failures in this rich area of interdisciplinary study?

Panelists will explore how changes in access to documents, archives, historical figures and other scholars have affected study of this region. They will also discuss how the views and perspective of researchers and scholars have changed due to changing circumstances and the passage of time.

Thursday, 6 November
1:00PM-2:30PM
Gelman Room 702

Moderator:

  • Tom Blanton, Executive Director, National Security Archive

Panelists:

  • Robert W. Orttung, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs; Assistant Director, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
  • Sharon Wolchik, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
  • Jim Hershberg, Professor of International Affairs
  • Svetlana Savranskaya, National Security Archives Director for Cooperative Projects with Russian Archives and Institutes, Editor of the Russian and East Bloc Archival Documents Database

For more information and to RSVP, please visit The George Washinton University Website.

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