Webcast Recap

Using a comparative approach to incorporate research initiatives into a global context can make a significant contribution to the current understanding of migration. In partnership with the Social Science Research Council, the Kennan Institute will host leading specialists on migration issues from Russia and the United States to discuss their most recent work, as well as share preliminary findings from research supported by the National Science Foundation. This research was conducted as part of the MINERVA initiative grant “People, Power, and Conflict in the Eurasian Migration System,” led by Cynthia Buckley, Beth Mitchneck, and Blair Ruble. 

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  • Cynthia Buckley

    Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; Senior Adviser, Eurasia Program, Social Science Research Council; and former Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Research Scholar
  • Blair A. Ruble

    Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
  • Ellen Percy Kraly

    William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Geography, Colgate University, and Editor, International Migration Review
  • Andrew Robarts

    Lecturer in Middle Eastern and Russian History, University of California, Riverside
  • Nida Gelazis

    Former Senior Associate
  • Andrew Selee

    Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute
  • Beth A. Mitchneck

    Program Director, National Science Foundation, and Professor of Geography, University of Arizona
  • Jesse Quinn

    M.A. Student, University of Arizona School of Geography and Development
  • Andrei Korobkov

    Former Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Research Scholar
  • Sergei Riazantsev

    Head of the Center for Social Demography and Economic Sociology, Institute of Social-Political Research, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Tatiana Merzlyakova

    Ombudsman, City of Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
  • Yulia Florinskaya

    Expert, Center for Migration Studies
  • Erin Trouth Hofmann

    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology, Utah State University
  • Alexander Gasparishvili

    Head of the Laboratory for Public Opinion Research, Moscow State University
  • Julia Carboni

    Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Nicole Butkovich Kraus

    Doctoral Student, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Mary Elizabeth Malinkin

    Program Associate
  • Alexandra Vasileva

    Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences - Urals Branch
  • Mikhail Savva

    Professor of Political Science, Kuban State University, and Grant Manager, Southern Russia Resource Center
  • Oliver Bevan

    Ph.D Candidate, Harvard University
  • Susan Martin

    Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University
  • Tatiana Bogdasarova

    Project Coordinator, Russian International Affairs Council