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25 Years of Independence: Questioning Post-Soviet

The concept ‘post-Soviet’ is more than a modifier for marking historical time or geographic space. The joint inheritances—political, economic, cultural, and intellectual—of the Soviet Union contribute to common challenges for the fifteen successor states. At this book launch event, the panelists considered issues ranging from human movement to the intellectual organization of space, underscoring the continued relevance of the term 'post-Soviet' as an organizing idea.

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Dec. 6, 2016
9:00am – 12:30pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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25 Years of Independence: Questioning Post-Soviet

The concept ‘post-Soviet’ is more than a modifier for marking historical time or geographic space. The joint inheritances—political, economic, cultural, and intellectual—of the Soviet Union contribute to common challenges for the fifteen successor states. At this book launch event, the panelists considered issues ranging from human movement to the intellectual organization of space, underscoring the continued relevance of the term 'post-Soviet' as an organizing idea.

0900-0930 - Keynote remarks

James Goldgeier, Dean, School of International Service, American University

0930-1045 - 1st Panel: Redefining the Post-Soviet Space: Politics, Economics, and Ideology

Edward C. Holland, University of Arkansas

Sergey Aleksashenko, The Brookings Institution

Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University

William E. Pomeranz, Kennan Institute

1100-1215 - 2nd Panel: Reconstructing the Post-Soviet Space: Religion, Migration, Cities, and Frozen Conflicts

Matthew Derrick, Humboldt State University

Alexander Diener, University of Kansas

Megan Dixon, College of Idaho

Gerard Toal, Virginia Tech University


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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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