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Perspectives from Pyongyang: Highlights from the Jeju Forum

Featured Speaker: Katharina Zellweger of KorAid

Empire and Belonging in the Eurasian Borderlands

Empire and Belonging in the Eurasian Borderlands engages with the evolving historiography around the concept of belonging in the Russian and Ottoman empires. The contributors to this book argue that the popular notion that empires do not care about belonging is simplistic and wrong.

Indian Foreign Policy during the Early Cold War: Realist or Idealist?

Historians tend to use the term “nonalignment” to describe India’s place in the world during the Cold War era, and depict idealistic leaders like Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his main advisor V.K. Krishna Menon as the primary drivers of Indian foreign policy.

"You are Not an Orphan:" Displaced Children in the USSR During the Second World War

Children are often seen as the emblematic victims of war and are cast as symbols of civilian suffering. Title VIII Research Scholar Natalie Belsky examined the evacuation of children in the Soviet Union during the Second World War and consider the ways in which the state mobilized the population to support displaced and orphaned children. She discussed the discourse and narratives surrounding evacuated children to reveal what they tell us about notions of family, belonging, and citizenship in the context of wartime USSR.

Chernobyl: Screening and Conversation with Creator Craig Mazin

The new HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” dramatizes the 1986 nuclear accident, telling the story of the men and women who made sacrifices to save Europe from the disaster while battling a culture of disinformation.