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Public Action During the Thaw: An Interview with James H. Billington Fellow Dmitry Kozlov

Dmitry Kozlov was the 2018-2019 James H. Billington Fellow for Russian History and Culture at the Kennan Institute. He focused his research on profound changes in the use of public spaces and the norms of public behaviour effected by Soviet youth during the 1950s and 1960s. He is also a Research Fellow at the Research and Information Centre “Memorial” in Saint Petersburg.


Q: Describe your background and what brought you to the Wilson Center.

Recap: G20 Beyond U.S.-China Dynamics: What the G18 Want and Need

Established in 1999 after the Asian financial crisis, the G20 aims to enhance global financial regulations and collaboration. The scope of the G20 has expanded considerably over time as leaders use the platform for conversations on critical political issues along with economic discussions.  At the recent summit in Osaka, Japan, media attention was drawn to the sideline meeting between U.S.

An Interview with Galina Starovoitova Fellow Olga Irisova

Olga Irisova is a Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution with the Kennan Institute. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the online journal "Riddle." She has focused her research on the topic of propaganda and disinformation in Russia, and recently shared with us reflections on her time at the Kennan Institute.

"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.