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Communism on Tomorrow Street: Mass Housing and Everyday Life after Stalin

Kennan Institute U.S. Alumni Series

This book examines how, beginning under Khrushchev in 1953, a generation of Soviet citizens moved from the overcrowded communal dwellings of the Stalin era to modern single-family apartments, later dubbed khrushchevka. Arguing that moving to a separate apartment allowed ordinary urban dwellers to experience Khrushchev’s thaw, Steven E. Harris fundamentally shifts interpretation of the thaw, conventionally understood as an elite phenomenon.

Rediscovering the Umma

Ina Merdjanova, former Southeast Europe policy scholar, releases her latest monograph Rediscovering the Umma (Oxford University Press, 2013).

A Wary Welcome: Varying Reception of Migrants in Russian Cities

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute and Comparative Urban Studies Eurasian Migration Paper #7, 2013. PDF 42 pages.

 

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships

The Wilson Center's European Studies Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: June 1, 2013.

The Devouring Dragon

On this episode of Dialogue at the Wilson Center we turn our attention to China’s rise, specifically, the environmental implications of its rapid growth.

Wilson Forum - Human Trafficking and a Regional Look at the Post-Soviet World

On this episode of Wilson Forum William Pomeranz, Acting Director of the Kennan Institute, discusses political and economic trends in post-Soviet countries.  Lauren McCarthy, research scholar with the Kennan Institute, discusses continuing problems with human trafficking and slave labor in the Russian Federation.  The event was attended by students from The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program.

Wilson Forum - U.S. Ambassadors to Mexico: The Relationship Through Their Eyes

On Wilson Forum  three former U.S. ambassadors to Mexico sit down with author and journalist Dolia Estévez to discuss her latest book, U.S. Ambassadors to Mexico: The Relationship Through Their Eyes.  The book offers a first-hand account of how U.S. ambassadors see their own role in this vital relationship. Panelists include John D.

The Turkic Peoples and Caucasia (1980)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #92, 1980. PDF 37 pages.

Housing in Central Asia: Demography, Ownership, Tradition. The Uzbek Example (1979)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #82, 1979. PDF 14 pages.

The Rise and Fall of North American Populations: Exploring Migration and Immigration in Canada and the United States

Both Canada and the United States have largely been shaped by immigration. However, we must look more closely at subnational population trends to understand how migration and immigration are changing the political, economic, and transportation futures of our countries. Please join our distinguished panel to discuss Fazley Siddiq’s new paper comparing these population shifts and other related issues. 

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